Diving – An Adventurous Sport
Diving has been identified to be sport that is enjoyed fully by people all over the world and thus leads to recreation to a great extent. People have always been fascinated with the underwater world and have been able to identify ways and means to explore great depths in water bodies. It enables us to gain knowledge from the landscape of the oceans and the river beds, and one can also look for remnants of some of the shipwrecks that have happened in earlier times. The popularity of snorkeling mainly for not very deep water bodies as there is no requirement of any breathing equipment of specialized type. Scuba gear is only required when you intend to go deeper. Apart from recreational divers, industrial and commercial divers are also there.
Whenever the divers go for scuba diving or even snorkeling they mostly don wet suits in order to prevent hypothermia in extreme conditions and especially air temperature or water is cold. This makes the divers comfortable and also extends protection to those divers who are indulged in particularly underwater work related to very cold water, but unfortunately not from the dangerously cold one.
There are several varieties in which the different diving suits are available. Full suits can be described as those which cover the legs, arms and torso completely. When the water is frigid these offer the best protection. It can also be teamed up with gloves and booties to avoid exposure to the cold water. “Shorties” is a common name used for suits which extend up to the elbows and knees and are used for warmer diving. They provide protection by keeping the diver’s core warm. The wetsuits vary in thickness also, again for the purpose of matching the suit to water conditions mainly temperature. Those people who are extremely enthusiastic about this sport often travel to places where the water never very warm. This makes owning shorties and thermal suits important. The suits of those divers are generally full wet in nature who intend to dive on shipwrecks and even desire to explore it’s interiors. The prime objective with which these suits are worn is that the legs are required to be protected from the effects of rough metal or wood.
Many a people nowadays pursue a career in diving. Its craze is growing multifold in people due to various reasons. One of the reasons could be that when you are submerged underwater you get to experience an entirely different world. People find it enticing also because finally for once at least we aren’t the dominating force. Not to forget that we get to interact in a whole new way with aquatic animals. These feelings are definitely different from viewing them in an aquarium as here you can view them from different angles and have an even closer look. However one should never forget that touching these aquatic animals could be dangerous for the animals as well as for you.
The fact that we get to view such a huge variety of corals underwater that to in their most pristine and natural state is another reason why people all over the world love diving.
To become a scuba diver, minimal amount of training is a must. Such training occurs both inside the classroom and also in the water.