Wait here! We have not finish yet. There are more dangerous and venomous animals we should keep away from, such as the Blue-Ringed Octopus, the Stingray, the Lionfish, some sea snakes, or even a type of coral known as Fire Coral.
Although it is not bigger than 20 centimeters, the Blue-Ringed Octopus is considered one of the most venomous animals in the planet. You can find it in shadow waters of tropical areas. If the Blue- Ringed Octopus attacks you, first you will feel nauseous. Depending on its mood, the blue coloured rings can change in intensity. You will also become hazy and within seconds you are blind. The attack of this little creature can be deadly so beware because the effects of its bite are catastrophic. Furthermore, there is no antidote. The poison is contained in the octopus’s saliva. The Blue-Ringed Octopus uses it to attack its preys but if divers come close to one of these animals in the wild, they can be attacked.
Don’t touch me! We are completely sure that if a Lionfish could speak it would shout you “Don’t touch me”! Despite the fact that deaths are rarely as a consequence of the venom of the Lionfish, it is still being considered verydangerous. It is usually located in shadow waters hovering in caves. It has its venom in its fin spines that can produce painful wounds and gangrene may develop. Only by watching them you will detect you are in front of a venomous animal. This quick reaction doesn’t happen if you stumble with a sea snake. Sea snakes are not aggressive animals but due to the amount of toxicity of venom, we cannot obviate its position in the list of the most dangerous animals in the ocean. Although attacks on humans may be rare, they can be fatal to humans, so you better don’t want to go messing around them.
Another unexpected but dangerous life in the ocean is the Fire Coral. It is often confused with coral. However Fire Coralis fairly closely related to jellyfish and anemones. These organisms can deliver a power sting with its tentacles. As a scuba diver you should be aware as to Fire Coral looks like and that is why we have chosen a very good picture of the Fire Coral.
So many dangerous creatures live in the ocean but this is not enough strong reason to keep us away of this incredible sport. It is very easy to keep you safe if you follow some little rules and investigate by yourself which are the most dangerous animals around the dive sights of your area.
At Submaldives we can assure you that you will find more friendly rather than dangerous animals so we are lookging forward to seeing you very soon!