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Scuba Diving Near Me

What´s scuba diving?

Scuba diving refers to the mode of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba), which is completely independent of surface supply, to breathe underwater. Scuba divers carry their own source to help them breathe, usually compressed air.

 

This allows them greater independence and freedom of movement than surface-supplied divers. Although the use of compressed air is common, a new mixture called enriched air (Nitrox) has been gaining popularity.

 

Scuba diving may be done recreationally or professionally, but most commercial diving uses surface-supplied diving equipment when this is practicable.

 

Some scuba divers use a snorkel when swimming on the surface. Scuba divers are trained in the procedures and skills appropriate to their level of certification by instructors affiliated to the diver certification organizations which issue these certifications.

 

These include standard operating procedures for using the equipment and dealing with the general hazards of the underwater environment, and emergency procedures for self-help and assistance of a similarly equipped diver experiencing problems.

 

Contact PADI learning for more information about scuba diving courses.

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