The type of scuba diving safety equipment you use will depend on the type of diving you do, but you should consider adding a DSMB, depth gauge, dive tables, a dive watch, a marine rescue GPS device and a tank banger as safety equipment to most dives.
You can scuba diving Myrtle Beach with two companies including Coastal Scuba in North Myrtle Beach and Express Watersports in South Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach scuba diving includes diving on wrecks and artificial reefs with depths from 9-43 metres (30-140 ft) for beginners to advanced divers.
An oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) attacked a female diver and bit her arm at Elphinstone Reef where there have been a number of close encounters with longimanus sharks. The oceanic whitetips are very curious and look for openings or weaknesses and will bite if given a chance.
It appears from research that great white sharks die in captivity due to a build up of toxic levels of lactic acid. It is assumed the high level of lactic acid cannot be dissolved unless the sharks process large amounts of oxygen, which is something they don’t seem to be able to do in an aquarium.
The Red Sea Brothers shark attack by an oceanic whitetip shark on a scuba diver is very rare and could’ve been prevented. The Brothers shark attack could have been avoided if the diver was vertical in the water, kept his eyes on the shark and joined a group of divers to be intimidating to the shark.
The cost per dive for scuba diving is $30-$35 if you book a two tank boat dive trip at a total of cost $60-$70 depending on where you dive and how far off shore the dive boat ventures. Single tank dives cost on average $40, or just $5 for a tank fill if you have your own dive tanks for shore diving.