What Aquatic wildlife is safe to touch while diving?

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asked Apr 25, 2017 in Scuba Diving by George1224 (5,147 points)

7 Answers

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answered Apr 26, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
Well when getting certified, you are told not to touch the Wildlife, this is because some can be dangerous or very fragile. I would recommend buying some books and studying up on harmful wildlife and go from there, usually divers cause more harm touching the wildlife.
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answered May 2, 2017 by alwaysdiving (780 points)
None. While most plants and animals won't hurt you, you can easily injure or kill them by handling them. The only time it is OK to handle wildlife is if you are with a certified guide, or have a permit to study it.
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answered May 2, 2017 by jerpratt (125 points)
Don't touch the marine life!  You are an observer. And you are visiting their home. Leave the marine life alone and enjoy it with out touching.
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answered Apr 25, 2017 by thunnus69 (385 points)
Depends on where you dive or swim.  You need to really be familiar with the sea life to avoid getting hurt or stressing the sea life.  Shellfish in some parts of the world can be harmless to touch while others species can be fatal when handled.
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answered Nov 7, 2017 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Look, don't touch. - No need to touch anything. Leave the creatures and other life alone, in their natural environment.
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answered May 2, 2017 by Jillian Myers (708 points)
I don't touch any wildlife. Leave it as you found it so other divers can enjoy.
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answered Jul 9, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)

none, did I mention none..

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