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Why You Should Go On A Scuba Adventure: Imagine watching the water level move up your mask as you slowly go below the surface and continue to breath!  Discover the exotic animal life and reef structures that lie just beneathe the surface while you experience the weightless feeling of diving underwater. Scuba diving is the most exhilarating feeling imaginable! 

 

Who Can Scuba Dive: Almost anyone can learn to scuba. There is a basic level of health and fitness that you need to have in order to be safe and to enjoy your time underwater. You will be required to fill out a medical form before starting a certification class. In some cases, you may have to get a doctor's approval before you begin training.

 

There are many scuba classes for kids under 14 years of age. Being a senior citizen is not a problem either, provided you have a fair level of fitness and approval from a doctor. There are also training programs for the disabled so they too can enjoy the sport of scuba diving.

 

What Does the Word S.C.U.B.A. Stand For: The word S.C.U.B.A. is an acronym for Self-Contained-Underwater-Breathing-Apparatus. A scuba system allows autonomous diving (diving without an air line to the surface). The word also describes the sport of scuba diving.

 

The term scuba originated during WWII. It was used to describe navy divers who used oxygen rebreathers to attack enemy ships from underwater. Today you can use the word scuba to refer to the sport of scuba diving or to the equipment used by those who participate in the sport.

 

Is scuba diving safe? Diving is safer than it has ever been. If you have the correct training and follow some recommended safe diving practices, you will rarely have problems. Today scuba training is very thorough, with the focus being put on rescue skills and diving in buddy pairs.

 

What Equipment is Needed to Dive: Because we are not born with gills and fins, we need scuba gear to breath underwater. To scuba you will need a tank filled with a compressed breathing gas, a scuba regulator, a scuba mask, snorkel and fins. Because this equipment is our life-support system underwater, it is important to understand the how's and why's of your gear. Knowing the right scuba diving facts about your scuba gear can save your life.

 

How Deep Can Scuba Divers Go: One of the most important facts about scuba diving is knowing how deep you can go. Divers are limited by physical laws to a certain amount of time underwater and a maximum depth. The recreational (no-decompression) diving limit is 130 ft (40 meters). Recreational diving can be defined as diving to a certain depth for a certain amount of time and being able to make a slow, direct ascent to the surface without doing staged decompression stops and without sufficient risk of decompression sickness.

 

To dive beyond the recreational limit, you need to have technical dive training and equipment. Technical training and procedures enable divers to dive deeper than ever before and experience a fantastic underwater odyssey. With the advancement of science and technology, who knows out deep divers will be able to go in the future.

 

One of the most amazing facts about scuba diving is it is a drug. Once you have experienced this beautifully exhilarating sport, you can not help but become addicted. You may become a scuba junkie, craving your next underwater fix. What a great way to enjoy life, live to dive.  

 
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