ERIC Number: ED293721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Introduction to Scuba Diving. Diver Education Series.
Somers, Lee H.
Scuba diving is often referred to as a "recreational sport." However, the term "sport" sometimes implies erroneous connotations and limits understanding. Scuba diving can be an avocation or a vocation. It is a pastime, a pursuit, or even a lifestyle, that can be as limited or extensive as one makes it. A persons level of commitment, degree of skill, and types of equipment all depend on what he/she wants out of scuba diving. This paper includes discussions of: (1) medical and health considerations; (2) physical fitness; (3) swimming requirements; (4) scuba diving courses; and (5) equipment requirements and costs. (CW)
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, College Science, Earth Science, Higher Education, Informal Education, Marine Education, Oceanography, Recreational Activities, Science Education, Swimming, Underwater Diving
Michigan Sea Grant Publications, 2200 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099 ($1.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. National Sea Grant Program.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Michigan Sea Grant Coll. Program.
Note: For related documents, see SE 049 103-104.