Does diving hurt the ocean ecosystems at all?



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    The act of diving itself poses very little or no danger to underwater ecosystems.  Scuba divers are only dangerous to the environment around them if they touch or disturb the wildlife around them, or if they, for some unimaginable reason, decide to leave trash or pieces of equipment underwater.  

    In order to be a respectful diver, you just need to be careful about the impact you leave on your surroundings.  Be cautious when swimming and try not to touch or annoy anything around you.  Be especially careful when kicking; scuba fins can brush up against coral very easily if you’re not paying attention.  If you must use flashlights, use them sparingly and do not shine them too close to any living animal, as the light may disturb them.   

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