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Scuba Diving – From Amateur to Professional

There is more to scuba diving than meets the eye. There are different types of scuba diving. First, there are two major classifications – recreational diving and professional diving. Each classification has other classifications within it as well. Recreational diving, for instance, may include cave diving, free diving, drift diving, altitude dives, deep diving, ice diving, night diving, underwater photography or videography, or even simple snorkeling. Different types of dives require different types of training as well. Just because you have been trained and certified in regular scuba diving does not mean that you are qualified for ice diving or other types of diving. Some people start diving for recreational purposes and discover such a love for the sport that they begin doing it professionally. They may become instructors, or enter into one of the many professional or commercial diving fields. Professional diving includes marine biology diving, maritime archaeology, underwater search and recovery,...

 


A Brief History of Scuba Diving

As far back as recorded history goes, people have been drawn to and mystified by the ocean. Before the industrial age, however, if one wanted to explore what was beneath the surface of the ocean, one had to hold his or her breath, and could only explore for as long as they could hold their breath. The ocean has always provided human beings with a source of food, and since man discovered this, he has been working on ways to better explore that underwater world. Initially, humans held their breath to either explore or gather food, but eventually, hollow reeds were used. These reeds allowed swimmers to keep their heads under the surface, where they could view the underwater life to an extent, for an indefinite period of time. However, using hollow reeds would not allow the swimmer to submerge more than a couple of feet. Next, divers tried to use air bags. Unfortunately, this could not work because the air that was being breathed in from the bag was being exhaled back into the bag, and then inhaled again, caus...

 


Saving the World’s Ocean — One Coral at a Time

(NewsUSA) – Corals are not usually the first things to come to people’s minds when asked what kinds of animals inhabit the world’s oceans. Most people only come in contact with coral as jewelry or decoration or when snorkeling or diving. For many of us, corals are often viewed as some sort of rock or plant. However, corals are among the most vital animals in the sea, providing shelter and food for some 25 percent of the world’s marine species. Left to thrive, corals provide a wide range of important services worldwide. Sometimes referred to as the “rainforests of the oceans,” corals and coral reefs allow for a variety of both large and small fish to survive and thrive, providing food for coastal communities worldwide. They form a natural barrier that provides protection for communities during potentially-damaging storms. Their natural beauty also brings in tourist dollars. Combined, these resources and services are estimated to be worth $375 billion annually. Yet, cora...

 




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