Scuba diving, which stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, is one of the fastest growing extreme sports there is. This apparatus is a tank with air compressed, with parts of oxygen, nitrogen, and other gasses. This apparatus consists of a cylinder of compressed air attached to a two-stage demand regulator, the rest of the gear of a diver is a mask, and fins.
Now as much fun as diving might sound, there are of course some aspects that they need to be taken into consideration, and later be ignored. Those are the myths of scuba diving:
- There are sharks in the water and they eat divers. According to the International Shark Attack File, only four people worldwide died from shark attacks in a year.
- I have to buy a ton of gear just to learn. This sport only needs three basic items to star, a mask, a couple of fins and a snorkel. The rest of the gear is available to rent.
- Diving will make my ears hurt. In fact, this one is true, but in scuba lessons is the first thing they teach you. To equalize the pressure in your ears. Just pinch your nose and blow against your nostrils until relief.
Obviously, these are not the only myths of scuba diving. There are much more. It is also important to remember that in order to practice any extreme sport, we need to take precautions, talk to the experts in the field before go swimming in deep waters. At the same time, these measures should not stop us from exploring and going on an underwater adventure.
The biggest part of the planet is cover with water. This means that there are more things to see in there than in the surface. Since we were children and we would go to the pool, we would try unsuccessfully and frustrated to hold our breath for a long period of time. The reason to do this was to know and to discover the mystery of depth. If we have fun diving in a pool, imagine how much happiness we must have being in the ocean, discovering strange animals, shipwrecks, and other secrets.