Hundreds of years ago, before any rudimentary diving equipment was invented, human beings have been exploring the ocean’s depths with nothing but one gulp of air. In fact, even nowadays, when modern scuba gear is readily available, freediving (breath-hold diving) only grows in popularity. So why do people freedive, if they can simply put a tank on their back and stay down for much longer? Well, the reasons are numerous, and they are not the same for everyone. So, let’s look at some similarities and differences between scuba diving and freediving, and try to understand how the two activities complement each other.
Dive travel can be expensive, especially if you don’t live near any good dive sites. However, appropriate planning and some flexibility will help you get the most out of your money while on vacation. So, we have composed this list with some general tips as well as scuba specific advice that will hopefully save you a few dollars when planning your next trip.
As the famous saying goes, choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Indeed, getting paid for doing something that you truly enjoy sounds great, so why not look for a diving job? Besides, there are so many different career paths within or related to the scuba industry that almost everyone can find a fitting option. Just think about it, you can become a diving instructor, a boat driver, or a repair technician, you can run a dive shop, blend gas mixtures or do deep sea research.
Have you ever wanted to eat dinner underwater? Well, now you have a chance to do so! “The Pearl”, a spherical restaurant, located 5 meters (16 feet) below the surface in one of the world’s deepest pools, NEMO33, has recently opened its “doors” to guests.