Scuba Diving is a popular sport as well as a profession for those who seek a career in it. Any one who is paid is a professional diver.
Recreational diving is mainly for leisure and fun, usually with open circuit scuba equipment. But standardised procedures and certifications are still required in order to carry out any dives with scuba equipment, even when supervised.
The most important things that your equipment needs to secure are your safety, breathing, vision and mobility.
Most scuba diving is done using a half mask which covers the diver’s eyes and nose, and a mouthpiece to supply the breathing gas from the scuba.Technical divers however, often use a full face mask, which covers the eyes, nose and mouth, meaning all breathing must be done through the nose.
In scuba diving the scuba equipment is vital,it is your breathing apparatus based around a regulator, that divers carry with them on dives.
A diver must have proper mobility and control to dive safely. The most common method divers use underwater is through fins. Paddle shaped fins are the most widely used type of fins.
Diving masks provide an air space in front of the eyes, they also correct any difficultes created by the water as the light travels from water to air through a flat lens.
The main source of protection for scuba divers is their wetsuit. Wearing a suit protects them from changing temperatures, abrasions and stings.
Different dives require different thickness of suit, with many technical deep divers wearing dry suits, to protect from the low temperature, when under the surface.