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Research report original Underwater Diving Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim with the fish and explore the sea floor I am interested in water activities such as swimming diving and skiing I felt that scuba was for me Many people know that the earth is covered with water 23 of it anyway but many people have never seen first hand what is below In this essay I will talk about the history of diving right up to the present day because it has not always been possible to swim with the fishes and survive Both men and women have practiced breath-hold diving for centuries some evidence comes from thousand-year-old undersea artifacts found on land and depictions of divers in ancient drawings In ancient Greece breath hold divers are known to have hunted for spongesMartin16 The story of Scyllis about 500 BC is perhaps the most famousMartin 6 As told by the 5th century BC historian Herodotus During a naval campaign the Greek Scyllis was taken aboard ship as prisoner by the Persian King Xerxes IMartin 6When Scyllis learned that Xerxes was to attack a Greek flotilla he stole a knife and jumped overboardMartin 8The Persians could not find him in the water and presumed he had drowned Scyllis surfaced at night and made his way among all the ships in Xerxess fleet cutting each ship loose from its moorings by using a hollow reed as snorkel to remain undetectedMartin 10Then he swam nine miles to rejoin the Greeks It is definitely a good story but I am not sure if it is true The desire to go under water has always existed Hunting for food uncovering artifacts repairing ships and perhaps just to observe marine life Until humans found a way to breathe underwater however
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