Scuba Diving is swimming underwater using a scuba set consisting of a source of breathing compressed air (a tank), fins (some propel themselves with a DPV, an under water ‘scooter’) and a mask .
The scuba diver can stay under water longer than snorkeling or free breathing but is not hindered by air lines to a remote source. It is a wonderful way to explore sea life and marine topography.
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There are numerous types of diving such as leisure diving, commercial diving, cave diving, search and rescue, etc.
It can prove dangerous and even deadly if you do not take the necessary precautions and obey the rules governing decompression, oxygen, etc.
You MUST be certified to scuba dive by completing regulated training through several agency options such as PADI, SSI, SDI, NAUI and others.