Physical exertion of the body and other skills done either recreationally to pass time or as a competition with set rules and condition can basically be termed as a sport. Diving is one of the major sports that is known all over the world and involves jumping or falling into water from a springboard. When a person is diving, one has to perform some acrobatic activities usually involving the performance of quite extraordinary human feats to enhance balance and motor coordination and makes use of gymnastic elements. Training and competitions involving diving are all supervised and this helps to minimize the risk of injuries and accident. Accidental injuries might occur in instances when one decides to jump from structures such as a bridge into waters whose depth is inadequate.
A common type of diving is the scuba diving and utilizes a scuba. A scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus which 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. Activities that allows for scuba diving can be doing it as a recreational pastime or for professional activities involving scientific research, military, and public safety. Scuba diving is done for many activities that can range from professional activities such as involving scientific research, military and public safety to recreation activities for pastime.For one to do scuba diving, he/she should be having fins attached to the legs that assist one in movement under water. A diver propulsion vehicle or a sled that is pulled from the surface to also help in propelling the scuba diver when under water. When under water during scuba diving, one is required to have a mask which enables one to have a clear version under water. Scuba diving requires a diver to be well protected for safety while in the water environment and also should have a devices that assist in regulating buoyancy in the water. Scuba diving done for professional activities requires one to have all the instruments and equipment needed for successful operations while under water.
Scuba diving involves several risk but with proper management the risks can be averted. Problems that can be experienced while underwater can be being trapped by materials present in the water environment or drowning due to panicking or having some health problems. The major condition for one to be allowed to do scuba diving is to have a clean bill of health and also be fully trained which makes one to avoid panic hence prevent drowning. When one breathes compressed air at depth making tissues to absorb more nitrogen a condition referred to as decompression sickness is another major challenge that can be experienced during scuba diving. One should ensure that they ascend slowly during scuba diving and do safety stops to avoid the decompression sickness.