All activities that enable a person use physical exertion and skills either as a recreational pastime or as a competition under a given set of rules can be referred to as sport. Jumping or falling into water from a springboard commonly referred to as diving is a common sport recognized all over the world used for recreational or for competition. It is done when one is performing some extraordinary human feats to enhance balance and motor coordination and makes use of gymnastic elements. Accidents and other forms of injury among divers are minimized by ensuring that all training and competitions are supervised. Most accident incidences that can cause injury to an individual is when one decides to jump from other structures such as bridges into water that does not have an adequate depth.
A major type of diving that uses a scuba is the scuba diving. A scuba utilized in scuba diving is a short form for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus which is an apparatus used for breathing proving a person with breathing gas at the ambient pressure. A diver in scuba diving is required to have a scuba for providing the breathing gas supplied to a person doing scuba diving through a regulator since it is an underwater form of diving. Scuba diving can be done for recreation as well as a profession mostly in activities involving scientific research, military, and public safety.Fins that attached to the legs of a scuba diver enable one to move while underwater and is a major requirement in scuba diving. Scuba diver can also be propelled by the use of diver propulsion vehicle or a sled that is pulled from the surface. When under water during scuba diving, one is required to have a mask which enables one to have a clear version under water. A scuba diver should also have a device that has the ability to protect him/her while in the underwater environment as well as a device for controlling buoyancy while in the water. Depending on the importance of scuba diving, one should also be having the needed instruments and equipment to carry out the purpose successfully.
Risk management during scuba diving helps in minimizing the risks that may be involved. Problems that can be experienced while underwater can be being trapped by materials present in the water environment or drowning due to panicking or having some health problems. Drowning can be prevented when one is doing scuba diving by having a clean bill of health as well as being properly trained which enables the scuba diver to have courage when under the water. Decompression sickness is another problem that can be experienced while doing scuba diving which occurs when one breathes compressed air at depth making tissues to absorb more nitrogen. Ascending slowly during scuba diving and performing safety stops can help to prevent decompression sickness.