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Sea - The Final Frontier

Space can step aside for now. We have a new frontier right here on earth. The statistics are always surprising, more than 70% of the planet is covered by water, and less than 5% of it has been explored. Those of us that have the privilege of diving into the ocean are exploring a space that people only dreamed about until recent decades. This exploration is possible because of SCUBA - or Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. This apparatus allows human beings to dive to depths that were once unthinkable. Forages into this underwater world have become increasingly popular, especially since Scuba diving equipment makes it so easy. Now, if there is an ocean nearby, you can bet there are scuba divers, scuba lessons, and scuba diving clubs in the vicinity as well. There are even scuba diving clubs that are not located near oceans. These clubs plan trips around the world to go scuba diving in different oceans! When you see the beauty that lives so peacefully under the water, it isn’t any wond...

 


Is Professional Diving in Your Future?

If you love scuba diving enough, you may want to consider doing it professionally. There are many ways that people can join thier love for scuba with other trade skills that they may have. Different classifications of professional diving often require knowledge in other fields. For instance, if you want to be an underwater photography, you obviously need some photography skill. If you want to do construction underwater, you may need welding skills or other construction skills. If you want to do rescue diving, you may need first aid skills or even medical or police training. Just think, before you know it, you may find yourself underwater working to make a movie, or shooting pictures of sea life for a magazine! If that is too tame for you, what about working underwater to raise sunken ships or to make repairs to ships? Maybe you won’t turn into a professional diver at all. You might prefer to use your diving skills for pleasure, instead of for money – but the option is always there. Diving, ...

 


Taking it to the Next Level - Advanced and Master Courses

Are you ready to take your Scuba skills to the next level? When you are ready for the advanced scuba diving course, you will most likelybe required to show proof of a certain number of open water dives before you willbe admitted to the advanced program. For instance, the NAUI requires proof oftwenty-five open water dives before a diver will be allowed to enroll in theadvanced course. The advanced diving course should allow you to explore various types of specialty diving. The advanced course should not provide in-depth instruction in these specialties, but there should be enough to allow you to know whether you want to explore a specialty further in the future. You should learn more about navigation during the advanced course as well, which will allow you to explore more waters later on. Night diving and low visibility diving are usually covered in advanced courses, as well as deep diving. Depending on the dive school, your advanced instruction may allow you to participate in various types of dives in...

 




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