Scuba diving is a sport which started long ago whereby, underwear divers carry along scuba gadgets to supply them with the oxygen gas they require in energy production for normal body functioning. Most people do not know that scuba breathing air could be contaminated with toxic health hazards such as, carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), volatile hydrocarbons, condensed oil and also dust particles. These compounds can cause great effects such as headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, impaired respiratory functions, loss of consciousness, cardiac arrhythmias and even confusion.
To avoid all these, tests should be carried out again and again by companies that test compressed air in order to ensure that such contaminants do not feature at all in scuba air. The salinity and temperatures of this air should be maintained at the requires standards so than human health is a priority.
Some other contaminants in scuba air do not cause immediate harm to the divers but to the equipment as well which in turn increase the chances of the diver being hurt and injured. Therefore before scuba gas is given to a diver, there is great need to carry out numerous tests in order to avoid any health risk.
Various aspects of the scuba diving industry should be monitored and evaluated so that all the contaminants are eliminated from this air. Most of these contaminants being colorless and odorless, scrutiny should be done to avoid the health risk to the users.
The scuba apparatus is made in such a way that it replenishes itself and the exhaled carbon dioxide moves to the rebreather scuba that removes this gas, then it is compensated from the used oxygen before the diver is supplied with gas from the breathing circuit.The scuba system therefore should be checked in terms of its functionality so that we can avoid causing harm to divers. Also the transferrable pressure vessels should be
routinely inspected as part of manufacturing process.
Many divers have lost their lives while in underwater because of various errors that occur to the scuba system. Therefore, there has been a worldwide concern in the rise of underwater related accidents and bureaus of standard have been establish to monitor and evaluate the proper standards of scuba air.
The pressure in a scuba gadget should be maintained higher than the room temperature and pressure without which this equipment can even
explode. Keenness and proper monitoring therefore will help reduce such upsets and divers will be safe during their recreational activities in the under waters.
In conclusion, beauty lies beneath and there are all the reasons to make scuba diving safe and sound to individuals of all ages. Despite the fact that this type of recreation is expensive, it is a worth sport that everyone needs to experience. Famously known places for scuba diving include
Nassau in Bahamas which gives the divers the amazing experience of swimming with fish and exploring under water jungles that cover more than two thirds of the water. Such experiences should be missed by families especially during holidays and family vacations.