Scuba diving is a great and wonderfully healthy sport and can be taken advantage of by practically anyone from the age of 8 to 100 plus and having lived in the Caribbean islands for over 15 years and living and diving in the scuba dive world I have personally seen the healthy results of people who enjoy this sport. First off scuba diving is a sport that is played throughout all over the world islands and beaches and many have even taken the ladder up in it and turned it into a great, healthy and fun profession.
All of those involved in the scuba life dive for the sheer beauty of the marine life and the reefs, caves, wrecks and deep dives and find warm pleasure in experiencing the beauty of the oceans underworld. Many also enjoy and take advantage of other hobbies while scuba diving and do it by taking pictures of brightly colored tropical fish, all types of sharks including whale sharks and coral.
Scuba diving involves gear such as a wet suit, fins, mask and snorkel, air tanks, weights and weight belt a regulator with compass.
- The scuba unit equipment involves a regulator, tank, buoyancy control device or BCD, harness and instruments. All of these combined allow you to breath underwater, descend, float and hover underwater.
- The mask allows your eyes to see clearly underwater.
- The wetsuit protects your body from scrapes and cuts and also help to retain heat thus keeping you comfortable. A snorkel will allow you to breath at the surface to conserve air before and after your dive.
- Dive weights as also used to offset the tendencies to float and enable you to descend smoothly underwater.
- Fins will make your leg strong leg muscles work to have better control underwater.
- Many divers also use a dive watch and computer to measure and monitor the depths and time to keep within the limits their dive.
To scuba dive you must first take a two to three day scuba dive course offered at any local gym or at over 10,000 island and coastal beach destinations primarily a Dive center that is certified by the major scuba dive industrial leaders such as PADI and NAUI to name a couple. Or you can also take a discover scuba course which takes around three hours and allows one to see the underworld coral reef and fish while accompanied by a certified dive instructor.
The scuba dive ladder can take a certified Open Water diver to Advance Diver where you specialize in 5 different types of dives. Then you proceed on to a first aid course, which certifies you to know the ways to give CPR and other first aid knowledge.
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