What is Scuba Diving?
SCUBA stands for SELF CONTAINED UNDERWATER BREATHING APPARATICE.
Scuba diving is an activity in which you swim underwater using your SCUBA gear to swim underwater for extended periods of time. Scuba gear allows you to explore the underwater world.
Diving Gear Includes:
A dive tank (high Pressure 3500 -4000- psi)
A regulator, which is composed of a first stage, which takes the high pressure that comes out of the tank and reduces it down to a breatable rate. And then a regulator which allows you to take individual breaths.
Then you also need a BC or Buoyancy Compensator, which holds the tank and helps you to regulate your buoyancy.
Then you also need FINS, a Mask and gloves and maybe a wetsuit.
Training and Certification
- Divers are required to get training and a certification.
- Training is through certified agencies like PADI, or NAUI and TDI.
- These Agencies are governed by the WRSTC, the World Recreational Scuba Training Council, who set minimum course standards.
- To get your tanks filled with air you need a certification card showing you are a certified diver.
- And to go out on a paid charter boat that takes you out diving, they require you have a certification also.
Different Levels of Certification
- The most basic level is called Open Water.
- Then Advanced Open Water.
- Then there are other course you can take like;
- Nitrox, which is a different gas then the regular air we normally breath. Nitrox has more oxigen. The air we breath has 21% Oxygen and 73% Nitrogen, with Nitrox Blends you can get increasaed Oxygen in the tank like 32% or 36% Oxygen.
- There are also other certifications you can get like
- Cave Diver, Rescue Diver and you can become an Instructor.
How long does it take to get a open water certification and what can I do with it?
- How Long Does it Take to Learn to Dive?
- You can complete a full open water course in as little as four full days.
- Two days of classroom training, one day and pool dives skills training, and then one day with two open water dives.
- Recreational depth limits
- At the open–water diver level (or equivalent) the depth limit is 60 feet.
- At the advanced open–water level the depth limit is 100 feet (30 m). With additional deep-diver training, many agencies set a depth limit of recreational diving at 130 feet.
- Once certified you can dive anywhere in the world, the certification cards are recognized around the world, allowing you to dive anywhere.
Experiencing the Adventure of Scuba Diving.
Scuba diving is an excellent way to see some very beautiful underwater sites: like…
Tropical coral diving sites with their colourful sea life are the most popular dives sites,
People travel to places like the Flordia Keys, the Bahamas and other places like Mexico and other exoctic places like Bali and Costa Rica & Austrialia.
Other scuba diving attractions include
Shipwrecks, caverns and caves. (Florida has some of the worlds most extensive underwater networks of caves and caverns.)
We dive a lot of natural local reefs and large shipwreck here locally.
There are a lot of good diving spots here locally.
- Scuba diving is an excellent way to see some very beautiful underwater sites: like…
- Tropical coral diving sites with their colourful sea life are the most popular dives sites,
- People travel to places like the Flordia Keys, the Bahamas and other places like Mexico and other exoctic places like Bali and Costa Rica & Austrialia.
- Other scuba diving attractions include
- Rocky reefs,
- Shipwrecks, caverns and caves. (Florida has some of the worlds most extensive underwater networks of caves and caverns.)
- We dive a lot of natural local reefs and large shipwreck here locally.
- There are a lot of good diving spots here locally.