Scuba Diving in the Bahamas and Aruba

July 18, 2009

Of all the water sports, Scuba diving is one of the most popular ones. Scuba is the acronym for self contained underwater breathing apparatus. Specialized scuba equipment allows the diver to breathe underwater for long periods of time. Snorkeling is different because the swimmer breathes directly from the atmosphere through a mouth tube.

During scuba diving, the swimmer carries a supply of air underwater, and there is no need to surface until the air tank is empty. The scuba diver does exhale the breathed air through a snorkel like tube into the water. Both activities require the diver to wear special eye masks to enhance underwater vision.

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