Scuba Diving For All

Initially, for a long time, taking a holiday meant lying down by a beach while soaking in the summer sun. Well, nowadays, people are always looking for a holiday package that allows them to explore or participate in other activities such as hiking and camping. One fascinating sport that has always been overlooked is scuba diving. The closest form of diving most people engaged in was snorkeling, but it does not come as close as deep sea diving, where you get to explore the underwater ecosystem that consists of coral reefs and thousands of other deep sea creatures.

Coral reefs and fish species

Perhaps one of the setbacks most people, who might show an interest in scuba diving experience is the fact that buying or even hiring the deep sea gear is out of reach. Its cost is nowhere close to, for instance, buying a shoe considering that the oxygen tanks are what escalates the price. It is for such reasons, that the pricing is usually included in a holiday package to make it more affordable and make it as much of a family fun activity as possible. Most age restrictions require at least 11-year-olds, and any other amateur to be accompanied by a trainer who also acts as a guide. While on an underwater expedition, you can take underwater pictures and videos.

It is important to limit the depth and duration of a dive because it escalates nitrogen levels in the blood, which is contained thereafter in a decompression chamber to normal levels. This factor is particularly common in professional dives more than 40 meters below the surface. For recreational purposes, such as holidays, the dive is restricted to just a few meters where there is adequate light, and you can also step on the seabed or touch the coral reef. You are in and out before you know it, and wish you could spend more time touching the aquatic animals.

Diving shallow enough to stand/walk

If recent trends are anything to go by, there is enough proof showing that scuba diving is a sport for all. An inspiring 94-year-old scuba diver has caught global attention by breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest diver last year, where he was pictured at the sunken wreck of the Zenobia ferry in Larnaca. He plans on breaking his own record this August by participating in his favorite hobby.