Just How Deep Can We Go??
Exploring different worlds is a dream for many all over the globe. What if we could explore the world beneath our feet?
Well, that’s exactly what it is for the life of a Scuba Diver. Today we’re exploring the wonderful world of Scuba Diving in our ongoing “Aloha” series. Let's DIVE in:
- S.C.U.B.A. - Scuba is an acronym - It stands for ‘Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus’. The first aqualung was invented in 1943 by Jacques Cousteau.
- 90% Still Waiting for Us - We have explored less than 10% of the world's ocean floor. We know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the bottom of the ocean.
- “The Abyss” - The world deepest Scuba dive was more than 1000ft. Going down is the easy part, It will only take 15 mins to get down to those depths but about 15 hours to come up. Ascending from a world record scuba dive would also require a large support team of safety divers and other highly experienced Technical Divers.
- Hearing Things? - Sound travels 4 times faster in water than it does in air. When hearing a sound underwater, it is not as easy to know which direction the sound is coming from as the sound waves move much quicker through the denser medium of water.
- Kids Welcome! - You only have to be 10 years old to begin YOUR scuba training. Yes, as a 10-year-old child you are allowed to join in the same Open Water class as an adult.
- Best Calorie Burner - Scuba Diving is doesn’t seem to be a ‘sport’ but actually your body burns more calories per minute than during many other activities. In tempered waters an average diver can burn up to 600 kilo-calories per hour. This is due to the heat loss underwater and the big effort of the body to maintain its temperature.
- Plenty of Teachers - There are over 6 million active Scuba Divers in the world.
- Spit…Or Soap/Detergent - If you spit in your dive mask prior to the dive, as gross as it may be, it will actually prevent the mask from fogging. This is because the spit will coat the lens and the layer will be too smooth for the condensed vapor to hold on to. If you don’t want to spit, the soap or detergent will do the same trick.
- Records Under Water - If you think you are passionate about scuba diving, try to beat the Guinness World Record of a Turkish scuba diver who managed to scuba dive in the open water for almost SIX DAYS!
- A Ripple Affecting Impact - As divers we often don’t realize the extent of damage that we can cause simply by touching the marine life, whether it’s a turtle or some colorful coral. Touching coral can cause permanent damage, ultimately causing it to die. Divers should at all times avoid chasing or touching any marine animals. The old caveat remains the same: “the only things you can take are pictures, and the only things you can leave behind are bubbles.”
Say “Hello” to that deep sea diver lifestyle with The Scuba Aloha Bracelet