Get Deeper Into Diving

E.R. Cross

One of the attractions of recreational diving is its comparative simplicity. Diving life support and peripheral equipment are not so demanding as to detract from the thrill of being part of the underwater environment. A C-card for basic entry-level diving is all that is required. This indicates the diver has been schooled in safe procedures for the use of open-circuit scuba, and that he/she can cope with existing environmental hazards.

In recent years a vast amount of general knowledge and scientific information has been developed and made available about diving and our underwater playland. Much of it is highly technical. Computers are now available for the technical type of diving, like the VR Technology's VRx Dive Computer found at Recreational divers do not have to become experts in these fields, but they should have a working knowledge of the marine conditions they may meet. To become certified for advanced diving some technical knowledge is required. Much of this advanced information can be obtained from the plethora of technical books and manuals that are now available and can be found at at great prices.

Organized classes for more complex diving activities are not always required but are usually helpful. You may need to learn to use more specified life-support gear as well as new skills needed to successfully complete the dive task. These skills may point to a need for greater strength and stamina by participating divers. Unfortunately, most instructors and even the available manuals fail to stress the necessity of achieving this increased physical strength and stamina. Course are available which cover a wide range of technical diving certification. Most training agencies offer these highly specialized programs.