Sports are any activities that enable a person to use physical exertion and skills either as a recreational pastime or as a competition under a given set of rules. Jumping or falling into water from a springboard commonly referred to as diving is a common sport recognized all over the world used for recreational or for competition. When a person is diving, one has to perform some acrobatic activities usually involving the performance of quite extraordinary human feats to enhance balance and motor coordination and makes use of gymnastic elements. Training and competitions involving diving are all supervised and this helps to minimize the risk of injuries and accident. Accidental injuries might occur in instances when one decides to jump from structures such as a bridge into waters whose depth is inadequate.
Scuba diving is one of the types of diving and it makes use of a scuba. A scuba is an acronym 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. Scuba diving can be done for recreation as well as a profession mostly in activities involving scientific research, military, and public safety.Fins that attached to the legs of a scuba diver enable one to move while underwater and is a major requirement in scuba diving. Scuba diver can also be propelled by the use of diver propulsion vehicle or a sled that is pulled from the surface. Scuba diving also requires one to have a mask that helps one have a clear vision when under the water. A scuba diver should also have a device that has the ability to protect him/her while in the underwater environment as well as a device for controlling buoyancy while in the water. Depending on the importance of scuba diving, one should also be having the needed instruments and equipment to carry out the purpose successfully.
There some risks involved while doing scuba diving but with proper management, the risks can be highly minimized. Problems that can be experienced while underwater can be being trapped by materials present in the water environment or drowning due to panicking or having some health problems. Drowning can be prevented when one is doing scuba diving by having a clean bill of health as well as being properly trained which enables the scuba diver to have courage when under the 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. One should ensure that they ascend slowly during scuba diving and do safety stops to avoid the decompression sickness.