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Scuba diving as an extreme sport

An extreme sport to try out

Scuba diving is a hugely popular sport which sees you exploring the underwater depths in order to see the interesting marine life, reefs, shipwrecks and whatever else takes your fancy. It will take you a few scuba diving sessions to get used to wearing the cylinder and breathing apparatus, but after that a whole new world will open up to you!

scuba diver feeding fish and stingrays

Who is scuba diving suitable for?

Anyone over 12 can learn to scuba dive. The usual place to start would be in a swimming pool where you can get familiar with the apparatus and work towards a basic diving qualification. You can also learn by taking a course when you’re somewhere far more exotic, perhaps while on your travels.

Risk factors of scuba diving

Scuba diving is not a particularly dangerous sport. Modern diving equipment is easy to use and very reliable, and with the proper training and a responsible attitude, scuba diving can be enjoyed safely. Pretty much all scuba diving injuries and casualties are the result of recklessness or bad judgment!

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