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A Variety Of People Use Scuba Diving

There are no rules on who can be a scuba diver. There are only rules involved when you want to perform certain dives or instruct other people on diving. Anyone who wants to attempt scuba diving can, after they at least take a basic class on learning the instruments and what is required of a scuba diver. Men, women, young, old – anyone with the proper training can go scuba diving in any region of the world. As long as there is water where they can dive!


The biggest percentage of scuba divers is amateurs. When people go on vacation, they are usually looking for something different to do. And when people have a big vacation planned, like to the ocean of gulf and they have never been there before, they will want to experience all kinds of activities. One of those activities might be scuba diving.

Since they are planning this vacation a long way out, because of the expense or the logistics it requires on getting there, they will also be able to plan for scuba diving lessons. Taking lessons to get certified only takes a few weeks. And you don’t have to have your own equipment in order to take the class. The instructor might have lots of sets where you can rent for the class or it might come as part of the class fee. Getting certified in scuba diving is the best way to ensure your safety once you do go out on a dive.

When you go scuba diving for recreation, you can search for a shipwreck. You could also be out looking for fish and other aquatic life you have only seen on TV before. There are lots of things you can see and do underwater that you aren’t able to do or see on land in the same way. And if you don’t travel often, this vacation might be your only shot at ever getting to do so.


There are also some people in the world who are professional scuba divers. These divers might be in the Navy and work on secret missions. They could also be military repairmen who weld on the boats, submarines and ships as they are docked while getting supplies. The different branches of the military all employ scuba divers.

There are also professional scuba divers who work in the private sector. These people might work for the law enforcement agencies who are called in to look for people who are suspected to have drowned. These search and rescue divers might be looking for evidence of foul play or even a vehicle under the water if there was an accident.

Scuba divers are also trained at repairing pipes and tubes that flow underwater for the different utility companies. Water lines, natural gas, oil and even electricity lines all have to cross bodies of water at some point. Since they do, there will always be someone needed to fix these lines.

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