FEAR AND FEAR OF DIVERS
Many people think that divers are fearless. This is a myth, because every person is afraid of something, and during diving you can meet a lot that could cause fear. This is the problem of any phobia – the unexpectedness of its manifestation. A sense of fear is common to all. Some of them can be called absolutely justified. An example is the fear of heights, a fall from which is tantamount to death. A phobia is an exaggeration of a particular danger. Divers have not spared this problem.
One of the problems that many divers face is the fear of sharks. This is a natural fear, since an unexpected encounter with animals with razor-sharp teeth is not a desirable sight. Although in many ways this panic fear can be caused by “cinema” sharks and sometimes lead to unwillingness to swim in a regular pool. But a real diver must overcome this fear if he wants to enjoy the beauty of the underwater world.
Claustrophobia can be another serious problem for a diver. The reason for its occurrence can be very deep dives, where lousy visibility, or the study of caves, and sometimes it can simply be caused by wearing a mask and a wetsuit. Also, divers sometimes suffer from agoraphobia when it is sailing in an unknown direction, where there are no landmarks.
Since divers have no imagination, there is also nophobia caused by the fear of the dark and the possible emergence of “sea monsters” from it. But the funny thing is that even a water can cause fear in a diver. To do this, it is enough to imagine that instead of air, water was being poured.
Fortunately, any phobia can be easily cured today, and the opinion about the fearlessness of divers after this analysis of phobias should be scattered, because they are ordinary people.