Scuba Diving is a form of underwater diving wherein a diver uses an oxygen tank (breathing apparatus) to breathe underwater. The breathing apparatus contains compressed air which allows the diver to move around freely instead of having to hold his or her breath. A scuba diver moves around underwater with flippers attached to the feet, or they sometimes use external propulsion by a vehicle or a sled.
Scuba Diving is performed both professionally and leisurely. Leisure diving is performed for enjoyment and has various technical disciplines such as cave diving, wreck diving, ice diving and deep diving. There are a number of divers who work in the recreationaly diving community and instructors, divemasters and dive guides. Other specialist areas would include - military diving, underwater photography and many others. The depth one can reach is limited by the laws of nature and recreational divers are limited to 130 feet.
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Fun fact - 'Scuba' is actually an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
Try out Scuba Diving today!
Here are a few tips to get you started.
WHAT TO WEAR
- Scuba wetsuit
THINGS YOU WILL NEED
- Scuba diving mask
- Diving fins
- Compressed breathing gas and apparatus
ADDITIONAL ITEMS YOU MIGHT NEED
- Diving computer
- Diving watch
- Weight belt