I would decide not to scuba dive -- or climb a mountain, or parachute from an airplane -- if I felt the potential risks and costs outweighed the potential benefits. In the case of scuba diving, such risks include SCUBA apparatus failure, the Bends, nitrogen narcosis, shark attack, or being stranded in mid-sea following a group diving expedition. There would also be the cost of training, certification, and equipment (whether renting or purchasing). How I weigh these against the benefits of diving (the likelihood of adventure, potential for learning, bragging rights among my peer group, etc.) is a judgment call that only I can make for me, and only you would be able to make for yourself.
After years of thinking about it, youï¿½ve decided that you want to give scuba diving or snorkeling a try. Perhaps youï¿½re going on a tropical vacation or you just want to experience the ocean in a new and exciting way.Both of these activities are definitely eye opening. Most people have only seen marine life in an aquarium or on the television. Of course, to take part in these activities, you will need certain scuba diving & snorkeling equipment. Snorkeling Equipment for the First TimerSnorkeling is much less involved than scuba diving. If youï¿½ve never done either, you may want to start with snorkeling. This will help you get a feel for the activity before you move on to scuba diving, which will require more skill, effort, and equipment.To go snorkeling, you need a mask, snorkel, and a pair of fins. If you plan on snorkeling on a popular tourist beach, you may be able to rent this equipment. If not, you should be able to purchase all three pieces of equipment for less than $50. However, before you buy a mask and fins, make sure that they fit. You certainly donï¿½t want ocean water getting in your mask as you snorkel.Scuba Gear for BeginnersOnce you have mastered snorkeling, youï¿½re ready to move on to scuba diving. Many times, first time scuba divers will sign up for an introductory class. During these classes, an experienced instructor will take a few newbies out on a boat, help them with their equipment, and assist them on their first dive. Some classes will just teach divers how to use their equipment. As previously stated, there is a lot that goes into scuba diving. Unless you are planning on diving with an experienced person, you will need assistance.Before going on your first dive, you need certain equipment. While you can use your old mask, fins, and snorkel, you will also need to purchase or rent an exposure suit, scuba unit, dive watch, weight system, and dive computer. A dive watch is used to monitor your dive time. A weight system will help you descend, instead of float. Lastly, a dive computer will help you measure your depth.You may also want to invest in a scuba gear bag to keep all of your diving accessories in while you are underwater. Fill your diving bag with a diving knife, water proof flashlight, underwater camera, and signaling devices, just in case you get lost. Armed with this scuba diving & snorkeling equipment, youï¿½ll be ready for any underwater adventure you have planned.
After a dive, nitrogen bubbles that have accumulated from a dive are small and will pass from the body in 12 hours. However...........taking a shower can make the bubbles get larger. Heat expands things. So the bubbles that become heated can get bigger and cause the bends. Never take a warm/hot shower after a dive. Especially after a deep dive.
There are plenty of people who like the idea of getting some scuba equipment for a sea diving adventure, but not many people understand the proper methods of obtaining the gear. You can choose between buying or renting the scuba equipment while you are on vacation, and different people are going to find different solutions to their scuba problems. If you are thinking about scuba diving on an upcoming vacation, then you may want to keep these tips in mind while shopping around.Be Careful When Purchasing a TankYou need to be careful when you actually purchase your scuba gear, especially when it comes to getting a tank. You should only buy from reputable shops, but sometimes it is hard to find the right store in an unfamiliar place. The main thing to remember when getting your scuba equipment is that you should not pull the trigger on a deal unless you can verify the store's reputation.Inspect Your Scuba TankIt is actually rather easy to inspect your scuba gear while making a deal, and even the tank can be checked while you are in a store. To check to see if a tank is in solid working condition, simply remove the rubber cap on top of the tank and make sure that the O ring under the cap is not damaged or placed improperly.Store Your Scuba Tank ProperlyAfter you have purchased all of your gear, you will want to make sure that you store your equipment in the correct manner. There are plenty of instances where tanks explode in someone's car drunk because it got to hot in the tropical weather. Tanks tend to expand when they are in hot locations, so you need to keep them cool while they are in storage. Whether you are transporting your gear to the scuba dive location or storing a tank in your home, you always need to make sure that the storage facility is in the correct environment.
Mask - Allows your eyes to see clearly underwater. Exposure suit - Protects from cuts and scrapes and retains heat so you stay comfortable. Snorkel - Lets you breathe at the surface with your face in the water without wasting air from your scuba unit. Scuba unit - The heart of your equipment, scuba (the acronym for self contained underwater breathing apparatus) allows you to breathe underwater and to rise, descend, hover or float at will. It consists of a regulator, tank, buoyancy control device -harness and instruments. Dive watch - Used to measure the dive time. Dive computer - Monitors your depth and time underwater to keep you within established limits. Weight system - Offsets your tendency to float so you can descend gently underwater when you want to. Fins - Allow you to swim using only your powerful leg muscles. Dive light - Used to look into cracks and crevices, and for diving at night. Dive knife - A handy tool as well as an important safety device. Dive flag/float - Keeps boaters away from where you're diving. Digital underwater photo system - Used to take pictures of your adventures to share with your family and friends. Accessories - like underwater slates, lanyards and other items make diving more fun. Signaling Devices - Whistle, signal tube get attention of other divers or the dive boat from a distance. Scuba gear bag - Used to carry your dive equipment to the dive site.
Yes, you could rent it to make pool repairs. This would be rather impractical, however, because you would have to pay $50 - $100 for a single repair every time you needed to rent the equipment. It would be more practical to either drain the water during repairs or to have someone trained do it.
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Yes, when you scuba dive and listen you can hear shrimps, they make a clicking noise. It is said that the loudest sound on earth is found in the sea layer in which some floating shrimps live.
The interesting thing about scuba diving, is legally, there are no licenses or certifications required. The problem arises, however, that while scuba is an extremely safe sport, some training is required to make it safe. And from a liability standpoint, dive shops, and dive resorts will not rent gear, or take people diving unless they can show a scuba license (or C-Card - certification card) from a recognized training agency.You can take classes locally or online that teach scuba diving, and upon graduation from the class, a certification card (which resembles a credit card) with your name, date certified, etc is given. That card will be required in most any location in order to dive.There are different levels of certification, Open Water Scuba Diver, Advanced Scuba Diver, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Instructor, etc, and by taking additional classes, someone can gather more experience, education and certifications.Beyond recreational diving, there are courses for technical diving including deep, mixed gas, cave diving, etc, and there are also commercial dive courses covering everything from underwater welding, inspection, etc.
Basic Scuba EquipmentYes, while most every piece of equipment is rentable. I would only invest in your own mask, fins, and snorkle to begin with. Wait and make sure that you are really into the sport before dropping the several thousand dollars on the BCD, Regs, Tanks, and such. It's kind of a waste if you find out that you don't do it enough, or just aren't interested in doing it again. The dealer will give you a great deal if you purchase all the gear at once, don't be fooled, wait it out. Get certified, and go from there. AnswerWell, you can rent virtually every piece of equipment you'd need, but the essentials are a mask & snorkel, fins, wet siut (optional for some climates but recommended), a tank, bouancy compensator (BC or dive vest), regulator & hoses and a dive belt with weights. You can also use gloves, a flashlight and other accessories. At the bare minimum though, you'd need the tank and hoses, BC, weight belt, mask and fins. Also, see the answer in the question "What is the required equipment for scuba diving?"
This can be a very subjective answer. Everyone will have a personal favorite, but most people tend to lean towards the gear that their instructor uses or recommends. This answer also can depend on the actual equipment involved. I have personal favorite brand for my regulators, but that brand does not make the particular type of BCD that i prefer. Research is your best bet. Talk with as many long time scuba divers as you can, and make sure their equipment is suitable for the environment you will be diving, ie: cold water vs. warm water regulators
No reputable dive operator will allow a non-certified person to scuba dive on their own. In fact, most will not even fill the tank of a non-certified person. However, formal programs do exist to allow people to experience scuba prior to certification. Many dive operators in resort destinations offer what is commonly called a "resort course". These abbreviated courses are sanctioned by most dive certification agencies. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), the world's largest dive training agency, offers resort course guidelines in what they call the "PADI Discover Scuba® Diving Experience". PADI sanctions this "resort course" for adults and children age 10 and up. The usual protocol for this type of dive is this: A combination of introductory classroom and pool training is delivered in the morning. Sometimes the classroom portion takes place in an actual classroom. More often it is delivered with students gathered around a swimming pool. This is usually followed by an in-water pool session in which the students get comfortable with scuba gear and diving procedures in the pool. Some operators require a written test at this point, though many do not. The actual open water dive is typically done in the afternoon. Quite often, the resort course divers are taken to a dive site on the same boat as experienced divers doing their third dive of the day. (Repetitive diving protocol requires that deep dives be performed before shallower dives, so the third dive for a certified diver is nearly always shallow.) This allows a non-certified friend or spouse to actually make a dive with their certified significant other. Tight restrictions are placed on resort course dives. Maximum depth is typically limited to 30 feet, the dive site and water conditions are in the "easy" category and the divemasters work very closely with the resort course divers in the water. Though many resorts do allow certified friends to accompany the resort course diver, a divemaster is always present. Resort courses like PADI's Discover Scuba Diving Experience are often accompanied by a certificate commemorating the experience, but they do not result in a diving certification. Many resorts, however, will count the resort course as one day toward a longer certification course at the resort. Since most resorts offer a four or five-day Open Water Diver certification, this allows a person to take a resort course on the first day of a vacation and, if they choose to continue on with training, return from the vacation as a certified diver. Another option sometimes offered by domestic dive shops, particularly those inland or in colder climates, is to offer classroom and pool training locally, prior to a diver's trip to a tropical or Caribbean dive resort. Once at the resort, the diver completes their certification dives and returns from the trip a certified diver. Consult your local dive shop to see if they offer such a program. It's not unlikely that they'll have a warm-weather resort they work with to provide this type of certification. We should add here that scuba diving is inherently dangerous. One should never attempt to scuba dive without training and certification, unless you're participating in a resort course sanctioned by a major dive training agency. Beware of fly-by-night operators who will offer to take you diving without any kind of training.
Scuba diving is great - you can explore the underwater world as if you are flying - weightless in inner space.But you do have to lug around tanks, weights, regulators etc etc and you make a lot of bubbles (unless you are using a rebreather), which scares off most fish.As a free diver, you just need fins and a mask (maybe a couple of weights) and you are silent as the fish themselves (quieter than some).On top of this, some see it as a challenge and take it up on a competetive scale, but this can and has led to many accidents and deaths.Both are great and require you to do proper training in all safety aspects. You should never free dive or scuba dive without proper training/supervision.Dive safe!
This really depends on what you are doing as a scuba diver. It varies how much a scuba instructor makes. This depends on if he/she started the business, if he/she is actually trying to make a profit, or if it is just a hobby, and several other variables. So the actual salary of a scuba diver is a hard to answer question.
this is not possible u need a mod to craft and use a scuba suit.
Any scuba diving shop will have good new and used equipment for sale. Most good sporting goods outlets will have a basic selection. In season you can even find some make due gear in the big box store but that is not highly recommended if you want quality.
Like the old joke goes: "the only way to make a small fortune in scuba diving is to start with a large fortune." Lots of people earn a living with scuba diving, but very few become rich.
Whether you are just starting scuba diving or a seasoned veteran owning your own scuba diving watch is something you may want to consider. Regardless if you own your own tank, buoyancy compensator, weight belt and octopus rig owning a scuba diving watch is one piece of personal equipment that is worth the investment. Several companies make and sell scuba diving watches. The most fashion conscious scuba diver can find a watch to meet their desires. A quick search in your preferred search engine with the term scuba diving watch will yield more than enough sites as you shop for a watch. If you are seriously in the market for a scuba watch, here are a few suggestions as you shop. The most important thing to consider when selecting a dive watch is a band that will fit over your wrist and a diving suit. While a band may comfortably fit your wrist it may not fit if you are wearing a bulky dive suit. A big question to ask yourself is digital or traditional? Digital watches are easier to read and log time easier. Look for a digital watch with a brightly light background, water resistance to a minimum of 100 meters and buttons that can work underwater. Inexpensive examples include Casio and Timex, get them at retailers for $50 to $60. A traditional watch is more expensive, $100 to 500$, and features are different. Look for a ratcheting bezel for depth time, a locking, watertight crown and water resistance to 100M to 200M. Hands that glow in the dark and are easy to see in murky water are a must. Test the bezel while wearing gloves so you can tell if it will turn easily with no extra effort. Seiko and Citizen make excellent dive watches and sell used for considerably less than a new watch. If money is not an issue, fancy watches with on board computers, depth meters and bottom timers will cost in excess of $1,000 but loosing a watch of that value will hurt more than your pocketbook. Ultimately, the decision belongs to the individual diver, but this short guide should give you a few pointers on what to look for in a dive watch to meet specific needs.
There are several aspects to scuba diving: you need to be physically able to do it, you need the knowledge and skills to do it, and you need a certificate to do it. You should start with exercise to get in shape, then get training from a PADI instructor and become certified. Then worry about getting gear and hitting the water. Joining a local club for diving is a great way to learn from experienced scuba divers, as well as have fun and make friends in the process. First you have to be a very good swimmer. Fit as a fiddle and in great shape. It is also good to have a hot girlfriend as well. She will look good in a tight fitting wet suite. Lots of money for your lessons and test and even more money for you own equipment. Very impotant to have your own equipment, as you dont want heavely used stuff from the diving school. Other peoples mouths on the regulater..Ooooo, nasty. You will also have to buy stuff for you hot girlfriend, as you need a dive partner, more money....She better be real hot, and sexy,
Jacques Cousteau one of the better known inventors/developers of SCUBA routinely and successfully took people who couldn't swim underwater with his equipment. This gear, even if in perfect condition would probably be avoided by divers given the choice of a modern regulator. He also took old people to very deep depths on their first dive. Whilst none of them died we probably wouldn't consider that to be the best plan or criteria of success. I suppose if you can breathe underwater with your SCUBA your poor swimming skills is not such a problem as you won't drown. On the other hand being confident and comfortable in the water is very important in diving and as a result all diving accreditation including PADI BSAC and CMAS have minimum swimming requirements. These are not normally very big distances either. As a diver I have often had to swim on the surface a long way without breathing from my cylinders so it probably helps to be able to swim. I would say that these organisations who make it their business to train people to dive probably know best, so if they suggest a minimum swimming ability it might be wise to achieve that before swimming straight down...
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If you're a certified diver, you should have a dive table to figure out how many dives you can make safely within a certain time frame. There are several factors to consider: Depth of dives, length of dives, time between each dive, conditions, health, whether you'll be flying before or after the dives.If you don't have a table and are still not sure, any dive center should be able to help you calculate the maximum dives for a given time frame.AdditionWhile you should never be aggressive in your diving, it is well documented that you become less susceptible to decompression sickness the more you dive over time.
The differences in pressure when one is scuba diving requires a more durable and quality watch. Companies such as Luminox and Citizen, make quality watches, specifically designed for the variables inherent in scuba diving.
Yes, depending on the make and model, age also plays a factor. The older that your computer is the harder a time you will have find ing parts to put into it for upgrades.