So, all geared up or an adventure sport? To measure the extremes yourself? That’s it… Pick up from the wide menu of adventurous sports and get onto it. In this segment, get to know about the SCUBA DIVING…
Scuba diving as a recreational sport…? A whole new and different underwater world awaits you. Dive in and get the wonderful jolts, the jaw dropping experience and the nerve-racking things out there.
To start with, what is Scuba Diving? The term SCUBA is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. Scuba diving opens up the underwater world for you to explore, however the environment and temperature is different to the surface waters and can add dangers whilst diving. The high and pumping spirits are totally worth this sport. Besides getting into the dive-suit and measuring the depths of the world that exists below the grounds, you get your feed out of it for the adventure.
A scuba diver usually moves around underwater by using swim fins attached to the feet, but external propulsion can be provided by a diver propulsion vehicle, or a sled pulled from the surface. The dive-suit has a source of breathing gas, (usually compressed air), allowing them greater freedom of movement than with an air line. Both surface supplied and scuba diving allow divers to stay underwater significantly longer than with breath-holding techniques as used in free-diving. Original Aqualung scuba set contains – Air Hose, Mouthpiece, Regulator, Harness, Back plate and Tank.
Scuba diving can be both personal and professional. Recreational or personal diving is performed for enjoyment and has a number of distinct technical disciplines to increase interest underwater.
The pristine beauty of the corals and the life dwelling beneath must be entirely exhilarating. No? Plan one such adventure trip, follow the rules of the game and enjoy, or you’ll be thrown out of it..You know what I mean.
Be careful from step 1 itself. As the diver gets in, in addition to the normal atmospheric pressure, water exerts increasing pressure on the chest and lungs, so the pressure of the inhaled breath must almost exactly counter the surrounding or ambient pressure to inflate the lungs. It becomes virtually impossible to breathe unpressurised air through a tube below three feet under the water. Get expert assistance, always. After all, you are in for something afresh and new, and not to put your life at the hands of something fatal or dangerous.
By always providing the appropriate breathing gas at ambient pressure, the diver can inhale and exhale without excessive effort.
One must remember to be mobile underwater. To dive safely, divers must control their rate of descent and ascent in the water and continuously adjust buoyancy or depth in order to remain neutral. This is a skill which improves with practice, and then it’s as easy as breathing.
Periodically exhale through nose to equalize the internal pressure of the mask with that of the surrounding water. And yeah! Swimming goggles are not suitable for diving because they only cover the eyes and thus do not allow for equalization. A full face mask will automatically equalize any pressure differences.
As a diver, you must avoid injuries caused by changes in pressure. The variation of pressure with depth will cause compressible materials and gas filled spaces to tend to change volume, which can cause the surrounding material or tissues to be stressed. Over-weighting and under-weighting can cause difficulty in neutralizing and controlling buoyancy, and consequent inability to achieve neutral buoyancy. Never dive under the influence of drugs or alcohol or you are going to meet a fatal accident.
Divers should never forget that each dive is the equivalent of entering an untamed wilderness. While most sea creatures are not aggressive towards divers and attacks are extremely rare, incidents do happen and a diver cannot afford to forget that she is surrounded by wild animals. Take it easy and always treat sea life with great care and respect.
Besides the shiny wrapper, the hazardous things that come in tow must be taken care of. Like, the risks involved and the injuries or sickness that might arise. The common scuba diving injuries go like- small cuts or scrapes from fish, coral or debris that you encounter whilst underwater. To avoid these minor abrasions scuba divers need to have great situational awareness of their surroundings and be sure to keep a mental note of the current direction.
The first thing you should do after scuba diving is clear your ears of any water otherwise you may cause permanent damage that could leading to a hearing impairment. Most scuba divers develop a somewhat compulsive habit of constantly clearing their ears.
Draw a lungful of air, and the majestic underwater is all yours. Do not act overconfident or way too smart. As we always say, take it easy on everything. Things planned and chalked out perfectly with no loopholes and whatsoever. Have professional guidance if you want things to work out the best for you. Dive in proper physical health, an ailing body would do no good to you and you know that. Senses wide awake, and not stitch of recklessness anywhere. If you still get caught, run on all fours!! I mean, get medical assistance as soon as possible.
Now, all the best and happy scuba – diving. The life out there awaits you… 🙂 🙂