The ocean is a vast and unforgiving place, and humans are not the greatest creatures at surviving in that kind of environment. We don’t swim very well because we don’t have fins, nor can we breathe very well (or at all) underwater because we don’t have gills. Yet with our ingenuity, we have developed scuba gear and fins to help us overcome our natural limitations so that we … [Read more...] about Is Scuba Diving Dangerous?
Every time you see a large body of water, have you ever wondered what life is like beneath it? Thankfully, if you know how to scuba dive, you can! Scuba is not a real word, but actually an acronym that stands for self contained underwater breathing apparatus. That’s quite a mouthful, but basically it refers to the equipment divers use to stay underwater for lengths of time much … [Read more...] about What is Scuba Diving Like?
Snorkeling is a water-sport that many families get involved in together. Like scuba-diving, it allows you to enjoy what is under the water, but unlike scuba diving, you don’t need a lot of very expensive equipment to participate. There is scuba equipment for almost any age, so it is easy to outfit everyone in a family for snorkeling. There are also classes you should take if … [Read more...] about Snorkeling Equipment
Women’s wetsuits are not fundamentally different from men’s suits, but they do need to be structurally different. The basic composition of a women’s suit is identical to a men’s suit. Both are made primarily of neoprene. Neoprene was actually the first synthetically mass-produced rubber compound. It contains small pockets of gas within rubber foam. The gas used for wetsuit … [Read more...] about Basic Overview of Women’s Wetsuits
Wetsuits are a scuba diving item that serves two main functions. A wetsuit helps to control a diver’s temperature. It also protects a diver from incidental abrasion against underwater features that could cut the skin, such as coral or rock. Their primary purpose is the first one, temperature control. So, why do divers wear wetsuits in all diving? After all, balmy tropical … [Read more...] about What You Should Know About Wetsuits