How to dive safely?

As summer is coming, watersports are kicking off the fever. Diving, as one of the watersports, is also popular with people. According to the statistics, there are between 2.7 to 3.5 million active scuba divers in the US, with as many as 6 million active scuba divers worldwide. However, as a beginner, there are many aspects that you need to notice as it is a dangerous sport. This article will briefly introduce diving and give you recommendations on diving safely. 

What is scuba diving?

The biggest difference between scuba diving and freediving is breath. Scuba diving is a type of underwater diving whereby divers use breathing equipment entirely independent of a surface air supply. Scuba divers are taught never to hold their breath underwater due to the risk of lung overexpansion. And the other common way of diving -- free diving, relies on breath-holding until resurfacing rather than the use of breathing apparatus.

two men are scuba diving under the sea
Scuba Diving
The free-diving man is getting out of the water
 Free Diving

Why is underwater diving dangerous?

1. Without proper training

Since there is no license required to go recreational scuba diving, some people would go diving without proper training. It would be very dangerous if you are not familiar with diving equipment and skills. What's more, you need to have training in identifying potential problems when diving.

Practice makes perfect. It would help if you practiced diving before going to the ocean to have a real scuba diving. With Waydoo subnado underwater scooter enables you to reduce the exhaustion in the practice as it pulls people underwater with less effort than self swimming.

2. Decompression sickness

Decompression sickness, known as "the bends," is caused by a rapid decrease in the pressure surrounding you, either air or water causing the body's tissues to absorb more nitrogen.
The air in the tank is made up of oxygen and nitrogen. Your body inhales the oxygen, and nitrogen is dissolved into your body. If you ascend too quickly, the nitrogen has no time to clear from your blood. Then the extra nitrogen which forms harmful bubbles would be fatal.

3. Drowning

Drowning is the most common cause of scuba diving deaths. There are many causes of drowning, such as running out of air, broken diving equipment, etc.
It is better to take a subnado underwater scooter as it is light and easily controlled. The finger ring control allows you to maneuver it freely and smoothly, helping you back to the surface quickly. In addition, it is far safer to dive with a competent dive buddy in case you require assistance.


As long as you do an excellent job of adequate training, the danger of diving will be greatly reduced. And if things go wrong, don't panic; remember to stay calm and use the tools you have to get help. Also, you need to pay attention to external factors. Although marine life is not progressive, you should notice several attacks happen. What's more, "look but don't touch." Touching marine life may be dangerous, and it may damage them.