Scuba diving

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SCUBA is an acronym for "Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus". In short, scuba diving is strapping a tank of air to your back out of which you can breathe air so you won't drown. SCUBA was co-invented by Jacques Cousteau and Emile Gagnan in 1943 as the Aqua-lung.

The maximum safe depth for use of normal scuba gear is between 30 and 50 metres, before nitrogen narcosis becomes a danger, even with Enriched Air Nitrox.

One global organization for Scuba Diving is PADI, who can be seen at

It's worth noting that people interested in Scuba diving should first find out all the ways to die:

  • The bends
  • Lung problems
  • Running out of air