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. One major form of sport that is known all over the world is diving and involves jumping or falling into water from a springboard. 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. Accidents and other forms of injury among divers are minimized by ensuring that all training and competitions are supervised. 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 self-contained underwater breathing apparatus abbreviated as a scuba 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. Activities that allows for scuba diving can be doing it as a recreational pastime or for professional activities involving scientific research, military, and public safety. Scuba diving is done for many activities that can range from professional activities such as involving scientific research, military and public safety to recreation activities for pastime.Scuba diving allows the diver to move underwater assisted by fins attached to the legs. A diver propulsion vehicle or a sled that is pulled from the surface to also help in propelling the scuba diver when under water. 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. One should also be equipped with all the instruments and equipment needed for successfully carrying out the purpose of scuba diving.
Risk management during scuba diving helps in minimizing the risks that may be involved. Drowning can occur when underwater environment due to panic or other underlying health problems as well as a diver can be trapped by materials present in the water environment. A person doing scuba diving should have a clean bill of health and also should be properly trained to prevent any chance of panic while under water. Decompression sickness is another problem that can be experienced while doing scuba diving which occurs when one breathes compressed air at depth making tissues to absorb more nitrogen. Decompression sickness can be easily be avoided by ascending slowly during scuba diving and performing safety stops.