Difference Between Swimming And Diving

Diving is not just going under the water; it’s like living under the water. Most people are confused between the terms swimming and scuba diving in Perth. No doubt both are related to water but these are different terms. In swimming, you have to keep your body over the surface of water especially your face. But you have to keep yourself totally under the water just like aquatic animals when you dive. It is of different types like ice diving, cave diving, wreck diving, drift diving, open water diving, deep diving and rescue diving. Basic diving skills are not enough in different types of diving because in different diving types, there are different consequences like, in ice diving you have to dive beneath the surface of ice where there can be just one or two entry/exit point. Normal diving is totally different from professional diving where you have to dive till the task done. 

Tick all boxes before you dive

Diving requires much experience and expertise. Divers should be medically strong and physically fit. If you are going to dive for a short period you should have good lung capacity to hold breath. If you are going to dive for a long time like scuba diving you should have complete equipment. For example if you are going very deep or you are diving at night, you should have lights and proper filled gas cylinders. Proper suits are required because underwater swimming pressure is not suitable for human body. If you are working professionally under water you should carry your required devices to measure accurate depth and temperature of water. You need good snorkels which produce amount of bubbles so that you could see clearly in water. Good quality snorkel is also needed for remaining undetected from the dangerous animals of the ocean. You also should have sensors to detect any type of danger or threat inside the ocean.

Tips to enjoy diving

Before diving keep your mind clear from any type of stress and remain calm in any situation. If you are diving deep do not take risks and if possible do not go alone. According to research most of the deaths or problems occur due to human errors. Only rare cases are due to technical problems, so do not do anything beyond your expertise. First make the complete plan of your task and then dive into the water, do not dive too much deep beyond your limits. If you have enough gas in your cylinder does not hold your breath. If you are working in team then put your ego aside and just follow the plan. In case of emergency, help others and be patient. Before going to the danger zone of aquatic animals, completely learn about their nature and behaviour on different occasions, it will help you in case of meeting with an angry or stressed aquatic animal.


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