All activities that enable a person use physical exertion and skills either as a recreational pastime or as a competition under a given set of rules can be referred to as sport. One major form of sport that is known all over the world is diving and involves jumping or falling into water from a springboard. It is a form of acrobatic activity that involves performing extraordinary human feats to enhance balance and motor coordination and makes use of gymnastic elements. Accidents and other forms of injury among divers are minimized by ensuring that all training and competitions are supervised. Jumping into water that has inadequate depth during diving and from structures such as bridges is capable of causing severe accidents to an individual.
Scuba diving is one of the types of diving and it makes use of a scuba. A self-contained underwater breathing apparatus abbreviated as a scuba is an apparatus used for breathing proving a person with breathing gas at the ambient pressure. A diver in scuba diving is required to have a scuba for providing the breathing gas supplied to a person doing scuba diving through a regulator since it is an underwater form of diving. Scuba diving can be done for recreation as well as a profession mostly in activities involving scientific research, military, and public safety.Scuba diving allows the diver to move underwater assisted by fins attached to the legs. The diver can also be propelled through a diver propulsion vehicle or a sled that is pulled from the surface. Scuba diving also requires one to have a mask that helps one have a clear vision when under the water. Protection when in the water environment is key hence one should have a protective device or gear as well as a device that ensures buoyancy when in the water. One should also be equipped with all the instruments and equipment needed for successfully carrying out the purpose of scuba diving.
Scuba diving involves several risk but with proper management the risks can be averted. A diver can drown while in the water due to panic or some health problems and also a diver can be trapped by materials present in the water environment. A person doing scuba diving should have a clean bill of health and also should be properly trained to prevent any chance of panic while under water. Decompression sickness is another problem that can be experienced while doing scuba diving which occurs when one breathes compressed air at depth making tissues to absorb more nitrogen. One should ensure that they ascend slowly during scuba diving and do safety stops to avoid the decompression sickness.