If you’re feeling a little adventurous and want to try something different, why not try scuba diving? It is a great way to get away from it all and experience the world we don’t see every day.
What is Scuba Diving?
The word “Scuba” actually came from an acronym of the phrase Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus which is what scuba divers basically use in order to breathe underwater. In the past, diving was done relying solely on breath-hold or on air that is pumped from the surface which required divers to move around having an air line attached to them. Scuba diving, on the other hand, allows divers greater freedom to move because they no longer need to be limited by the distance of the air line. Surface-supplied and scuba diving both differ from snorkeling and free-diving in terms of the length of time the diver can stay underwater. Snorkeling and free-diving rely solely on divers holding their breath in for as long as they can.
How is Scuba Diving Done?
Diving is usually done with full gear including swimfins that are attached to the feet, depending on the purpose of the dive. Some other gear that they must have on are equipment such as scuba masks, breathing regulators, buoyancy devices, gauges and others that help them explore the world below the sea. With the help of all of these and a diving instructor, it is pretty easy, not to mention safe, to learn how to scuba dive. All the skills you need to know can be learned in just three days.
Reasons to Go Scuba Diving
Now, one may say that scuba diving is nice to do maybe once or twice. However, some people believe that it is something that you can do on a regular basis that you won’t get tired of. People dive for various reasons; some dive to see the beauty of the marine life under the sea, some feel the exhilarating thrill of finding a wreck or a cave under the ocean very energizing, some go down under to take marvelous photographs of the colorful world of the sea and some simply enjoy the experience of being underwater to see a refreshing world that is so removed from ours. Whatever the reason may be, it is enough to keep you wanting to go back again and again.
Scuba diving is very inclusive – almost anyone can do it. People 8 years and older from all walks of life can try experiencing the marine life by scuba diving. It is also as much accessible as it is inclusive since scuba diving can be done any place where there is water.
So if you are adventurous enough try taking on the challenge of your first scuba dive and see the colorful world beneath the sea unfold right in front of your eyes. Discover the wonderful life that lies just within our reach.