You’re Not Safe From Diving Bell Spiders Under Water
If you thought you were safe under water from spiders.... think again! Well hopefully I didn't scare you and the only time to worry about Diving Bell spiders in the water usually are found across Europe and Northern Asia.
Smithsonian channel creepy crawlers or shall I say swimmers are known as Argyroneta aquatica (Diving Bell spider). These spiders spend most of their life under water but also need oxygen. This spider makes it's own air supply by swimming to the surface, and using it's behind to intake air. It will make several trips to the surface to create one large bubble where it will feed and relax. If this spikes your interest then you should read up on them on BBC Nature. The crazy thing to trip out on is they use their webs as 'gils' when they're living below the water. Thankfully we don't have this problem here in El Paso because I would stay dry all summer long to avoid a run-in with one.
If you're planning on taking a trip across Europe or Northern Asia be aware of the waters!