I think I have a pretty decent handle on physics, I'm a Mech Eng, and have a big interest in space.
I read a lot of books, and watch a ton of documentaries, and just about every one of them says due to the very high pressure on Venus, it would crush you. Even NASA says so:
My question is a simple why? Why wouldn't pressure just be on all sides equally, and the body being mostly made of (largely) incompressible water and bone not just sit there at 90 atm (ignoring the various other nasties)? What exactly would cause you to be crushed? I tech dive, I've been down to 4.5 atm, literally dozens of tons squeezing my body, and I'm fine because the fluids compress almost imperceptibly and push back. Does everyone just have this wrong even NASA? Or does it just made a good sound byte and they aren't aware of the finer points of pressure/force balance? This seems to me almost like a high school level blunder. Or am I missing something big?