Monthly Archives: December 2022

Scuba diving, underwater photography. Colorful underwater coral reef scene

Scuba diving is one of the world’s most beloved pastimes, yet just like driving or flying it requires training and practice to master. Like any hobby or job, Scuba can also be hazardous to divers’ health if approached incorrectly; therefore this article addresses safety precautions and training requirements necessary for safe participation as well as key milestones such as invention of first workable diving equipment and development of safe limits for compressed air diving. Scuba diving was first pioneered by Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1942. However, its practical application came about through years of research into how water pressure affects humans and other creatures, along with advances in physics, chemistry and mathematics made by scientists such as Emile Gagnan, Paul Bert and John Scott Haldane. Scuba equipment has evolved alongside scientific advancements to make diving even more comfortable and convenient. For instance, buoyancy control devices allow divers to float at the…

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