Scuba diving is a thrilling underwater sport where the diver wears aqualungs and explores the ocean floor. Coastal areas are an attraction for tourists from all over the world as they offer opportunities to indulge in scuba diving. Some of the best areas for scuba diving are Fiji Islands, Bahamas, Galapagos Islands etc. Scuba diving is performed for a number of reasons other than recreation such as underwater welding, oil exploration, salvaging wrecks, marine biology, underwater photography and oceanography.
Here are given some of the historical legends associated with scuba diving:
On April, 10th 2009, there was a historic offshore gathering of US divers at the Pelican Bay Hotel in Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island. The convention included Nick Icron, executive director of PADI, Robert Croft, the first American record breath holder up to 240 feet and A. Jose Jones, marine biologist. The event was held for a week in which the distinguished divers were certified by the National Association of Scuba Divers.
Another event was held on 16th May 2009 in Grand Cayman where of divers participated in snorkelling, underwater digital photography, spear fishing etc. The event was sponsored by PADI, Scubapro, Olympus and Sport Diver.
Scuba Diving is one of the most exhilarating and erotic underwater sports. It opens the doors of the magnificent world of coral reefs, tropical fish and variety of marine creatures in front of the divers. It is indeed a fascinating experience for underwater sports enthusiasts.