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“Scuba diving has an incredible safety record, but like anything with potential risk, there are still incidents,” Shreeves says. “In the Western hemisphere, the #1 cause of death while scuba diving, though, is catastrophic medical events like heart attack.” He explains that “most of these probably would have occurred had the individual been doing anything with comparable physical demands.” It’s important to stay in shape, have regular physicals, and take care of your cardiovascular health in particular, he adds.