Scuba Diving itself is a diving activity using respiratory aids which are using air from an air tube. Well, SCUBA or Self Contain Underwater Breathing Apparatus itself was designed by Jacques Cousteau where the air used for diving is pure oxygen. For Scuba Diving, you must have a Scuba Diving license so you need to take the scuba lessons beforehand.
Whereas Snorkeling is the activity of “swimming” on the surface of the water and seeing what is beneath the surface of the water. The tools used are only masks, snorkels, and fins. Basically, snorkeling is only done on the surface, because it uses standard equipment. You can only do snorkeling during the day because this activity relies on sunlight.
Then, Free Diving is a diving activity by holding your breath for some time under the surface of the water. Unlike Scuba Diving which uses air tubes while diving, Free Diving is done purely only by relying on the air in the lungs. Doing Free Diving requires good and right breathing.
Various diving tools that you should know:
Oxygen Tubes: To store air.
Regulator: Hose to deliver air from the tube to the mouth.
Octopus: Regulator and mouth hose connection.
Deep gauges: It measures your depth.
Pressure gauges: Tools for measuring air pressure/capacity in a tube.
BCD: A vest shaped device that is useful for attaching tubes to the body.
Weight belt: Belt to add weight to sink.
Wetsuit: A wetsuits that cover our bodies tightly.
Masks: It helps divers to look in the water.
Fin: A tool that is often called frog legs.
Tips & tricks
1. Convince yourself
Diving is a fairly expensive activity. So, you must really feel confident that you have chosen diving as the sport you choose. Do not try if you are still half-choosing this sport, because if you just try it, the money you spend will be useless.
2. Choose a Scuba Diving course
The most important thing before you do scuba diving is to have the ability to dive with a variety of equipment that is quite confusing. In addition, you are required to have a permit or certificate of scuba diving before plunging directly into a diving spot. Well, for this matter, you need a coach to be able to get abilities and certificates.
Most importantly, remember the first point. You have to be sure of your decision, your training will be more enjoyable if you feel confident.
3. Always pay attention to the instructor
The most important thing in scuba diving is listening to various instructions from the instructor. This will make you skilled when diving into diving spots. Keep the spirit up! The practice is rather confusing, but don’t give up!