All activities that enable a person use physical exertion and skills either as a recreational pastime or as a competition under a given set of rules can be referred to as sport. One major form of sport that is known all over the world is diving and involves jumping or falling into water from a springboard. It is a form of acrobatic activity that involves performing extraordinary human feats to enhance balance and motor coordination and makes use of gymnastic elements. There are minimal risks when doing diving since most training and competitions are supervised hence the risk of injury is low. Most accident incidences that can cause injury to an individual is when one decides to jump from other structures such as bridges into water that does not have an adequate depth.
Scuba diving is one of the types of diving and it makes use of a scuba. A scuba utilized in scuba diving is a short form for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus which is an apparatus used for breathing proving a person with breathing gas at the ambient pressure. Under-water diving commonly known as scuba diving requires the diver to have a scuba for providing the breathing gas supplied to a person doing scuba diving through a regulator. 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.Fins that attached to the legs of a scuba diver enable one to move while underwater and is a major requirement in scuba diving. 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. One should also be equipped with all the instruments and equipment needed for successfully carrying out the purpose of scuba diving.
Risk management during scuba diving helps in minimizing the risks that may be involved. A diver can drown while in the water due to panic or some health problems and also a diver can be trapped by materials present in the water environment. A person doing scuba diving should have a clean bill of health and also should be properly trained to prevent any chance of panic while under water. 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. Decompression sickness can be easily be avoided by ascending slowly during scuba diving and performing safety stops.