Fifteen years ago diving was available only to a select few: athletes, professional divers, scientists and reckless amateurs. But now scuba diving – a form of entertainment that is available to all, or those who are willing to spend money on it.
Scuba diving is an amazing activity. Thanks to the scuba diver, a person can be in the water for a long enough time. And this time is enough to consider the amazingly beautiful underwater world.
Scuba It appeared in 1943. Its inventor – Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnan. By the way, the equipment produced by the company “Aqua Lung” is called a scuba diver. All the rest are “scuba“.
Unfortunately, not everyone is allowed to scuba dive. Contraindications include epilepsy, bronchial asthma, heart failure, lung disease, schizophrenia and encephalopathy. Divers may also suffer from seasickness..
The reason is that these illnesses can lead to loss of consciousness, seizures, dizziness, and even cardiac arrest at depth.
Temporary contraindications include acute diseases (acute respiratory infections, rhinitis, bronchitis). But with some chronic diseases diving with scuba diving is even useful.
Learning to scuba dive
Before you dive into the abyss of the sea, you need to undergo special training and receive a certificate. Ask, what is it for?
Firstly, you can’t do without knowledge in the depths.
Secondly, in an emergency you will at least have an idea of what to do.
And thirdly, without a certified card you can’t rent equipment and to refill your tank with air.and even if you can, you’ll pay a lot of money for it.
It’s better to be trained in a trusted and reliable clubs. And it is better to be trained in your homeland! For example, a full course of initial training (theoretical and practical part) takes 20-25 hours of classes.
Why waste this time on vacation?
In addition, when training on their own territory you can always ask questions to your instructor. But you are unlikely to call abroad. Yes, and the cost of courses at the resort is much more expensive.
The system for the training must choose a certificate that you will be issued at the end, was recognized by the international community.
The main international federations that have their own training and certification system is CMAS, PADI, IDD, SDI, NAUI, NDL and so on. There are about 17 associations in total.