Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving whereby divers use breathing equipment that is completely independent of a surface air supply. The name “scuba”, an acronym for “Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus“, was coined by Christian J. Lambertsen in a patent submitted in 1952. Scuba divers carry their own source of breathing gas, usually compressed air, affording them greater independence and movement than surface-supplied divers, and more time underwater than free divers. Although the use of compressed air is common, a gas blend with a higher oxygen content, known as enriched air or nitrox, has become popular due to the reduced nitrogen intake during long and/or repetitive dives. Also, breathing gas diluted with helium may be used to reduce the likelihood and effects of nitrogen narcosis during deeper dives.
Diving in Tanzania
Gathering new experiences in the sea is fun and enhances your vacation with exciting adventures. Maybe learning how to dive is even on your bucket list. You may want to start with a Try Dive – our PADI Discover Scuba Course or become a PADI certified Scuba or Open Water Diver allowing you to dive around the world. Or advance your diving from Advanced Open Water, Rescue to Dive Master.
From beginner to PADI Divemaster, our instructors are ready to be part of your Zanzibar diving experience!
Diving on Kenya
If you’re going Scuba diving in Kenya, check out the Vuma Caves near Kilifi Creek – at a depth of 20 metres beneath the surface, the interior of the caves is a refuge for eels, large grouper and barracuda. Exit is through a 10 metre chimney which emerges through a hole in the reef above.
Watamu Marine National Park is an important area for egg laying for the green sea turtles, which lay on the beaches at Watamu several times a year and they are often seen around this reef.
Nearby Moray Reef has a breathtaking overhang dropping 28 metres to a sandy bottom. The coral here is a refuge for octopus, eel and a massive semi-tame moray. Whale sharks pass through each year from October to February, with good sightings reported each day.
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