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    • Recreational SCUBA Diving Presented by Shaun Sykes
    • Topics of Discussion
      • SCUBA – Its meaning and history
      • Equipment
      • How to dive/types of dives
      • After you learn, what then?
      • Health and safety
      • Dive sites and statistics
      • Summary
    • What Does it Mean? History?
      • SCUBA – Self Contained Underwater Breathing Aparatus
      • Long history dating back from 332 BC
      • Modern fins, mask and snorkel tubes were developed by fishermen from America, Russia, France and England in the 1920s and 1930s
    • History continued
      • Recreational SCUBA Diving began between 1942 - 1943, after Emile Gagnan and Captain Hacques –Yves Cousteau developed the self-contained “Aqua-Lung” and new regulator that was automatic.
      • Cousteau took many successful, experimental dives with his friends, wife and two sons, making this an experimental family trip and experience.
    • Equipment
      • Mask- Device covering eyes and nose, allowing you to see underwater
      • Fins – Device put on the feet to extend the kicking motion underwater.
    • Equipment continued
      • BCD or BC – ( Buoyancy compensator device) Device/jacket that controls buoyancy up or down
      • Regulator – Device that delivers air to you on demand at reduced pressure
    • Equipment continued
      • Pressure gauge – (SPG- Submersible Pressure Gauge) Device that tells diver how much air they have left
      • Weights – Lead weights used to weigh down divers for depth decent
    • Equipment continued
      • Snorkel – Device used to breath air close to or on the surface of the water
      • Body suit – Warm temperature suit that protects the body against abrasions and stings
    • Equipment continued
      • Wet suit – Insulated suit used to keep the body temperature in
      • Dry suit – Used to keep the diver dry and warm in colder temperatures
    • Equipment continued Scooter Watch Light Air cylinder Or tank Knife Boots Hood Gloves
    • Recommended diving apparel
      • Temperature
      • High 80s
      • 80 º - 90º F
      • 75º - 80ºF
      • 70º - 80ºF
      • 50º - 70ºF
      • Below 50ºF
      • What to wear
      • A Lycra body suit, a shorty, or a dive jacket (the top of a two-piece suit)
      • A shorty, a dive jacket, or a full-length, one-piece, 3mm wet suit
      • A 3mm one-piece jumpsuit, or a two-piece wet suit
      • A 5mm full-length wetsuit, a two-piece wetsuit, or a dry suit with light weight insulating garments
      • A 7mm full-length two-piece wetsuit with gloves and hood, or a dry suit with insulating garments
      • A dry suit with insulating garments, hood, gloves or mitts, and possibly face mask
    • How to dive/types of dives
      • Types of dives – Boat, shore, pier
      • How to enter the water – if on shore, walk into the water without fins, then put them on in the water
      • - If entering rough water, put fins on and walk in backwards
      • If on a boat or pier
      • Giant Stride
      • Backward roll
      • Controlled Seated entry
      • Group entry
    • How to dive/types of dives continued
      • Decent
      • Travel under water
      • Hand signals
      • Ascent
      • Other types of dives –
      • Seawater, Freshwater, Wreck, Cave, Night, Drift and Ice
    • After You Learn, then what? Levels of Specifications
      • Pre-open water certification – Open Water Certified
      • Non – professional certification – Advanced SCUBA diver and Master SCUBA diver
      • Professional – Divemaster, Skin-diving instructor, assistant instructor and Instructor
      • Specialties open to recreational divers – Underwater photography or videography, wreck diving, night diving, boat diving, ice diving, cavern diving, dry suit diving, Nitrox diving, search and recovery, career diver, etc .
    • Health and Safety – the hazards of diving
      • How soon to fly after diving – old vs. new philisophy
      • DCS – Epidermal or cutaneous, muscular, joint and limb pain and neuroligical
      • Hypothermia
      • Hyperthermia
      • Cramps
      • Overexertion
      • Nitrogen Narcosis
      • Overexertion
      • Nitrogen Narcosis
      • Carbon monoxide poisoning
      • Gastrointestinal barotrauma
      • Heart problems
      • Ear infections
      • Nosebleeds
      • Breathing problems
      • Dehydration
      • Diving while pregnant
    • Dive sites
      • Worldwide: Papua, New Guines, Egyption Red Sea, Galapagos Islands, Equador, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, The Maldives, India, Great White Wall, Fiji, Bunhaken Island, Indonesia, Blue Corner, Palau and the Caribbean
      • United States: The Hawaiian Islands, Florida Keys, Catalina Island, California and many oceans, rivers, lakes and quarrys
    • Statistics
      • 8.5 million certified SCUBA divers in the U.S., and 14.5 to 15.5 million divers worldwide
      • Top 6 states for SCUBA certification: Florida, California, Hawaii, Texas, Illinois and New York
    • Summary
      • SCUBA – Its meaning and history
      • Equipment
      • How to dive/types of dives
      • After you learn, what then?
      • Dive sites and statistics
      • Health and safety
    • Web sites for SCUBA access, research and resources
      • PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)- http://www.padi.com
      • DAN (Divers Alert Network) - http://www.diversalertnetwork.org
      • NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors)- http://www.naui.com
      • The Ultimate SCUBA source - http://www.scubasearch.com
      • About SCUBA diving - http://scuba.about.com
      • Joe Diver America - http://www.joediveramerica.com