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What is the full form of SCUBA


SCUBA: Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

SCUBA stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. It is a breathing equipment in the form of a cylinder. It is designed to provide breathing gas at the ambient pressure to the underwater divers. Diving underwater using SCUBA is known as Scuba Diving. In normal diving, the divers have to hold their breath or follow breath holding techniques to stay longer under water.

SCUBA full form

Breathing for the first time through a scuba regulator feels strange as you are breathing underwater and it takes time to use this equipment properly. So, it is advised that before diving into water breath through the regulator until you become comfortable with mouth-only breathing. The other important thing is to exhale fully after each breath. It will protect you from feeling starved for air.

Basic Components

  • Scuba masks
  • Breathing regulators
  • Fins
  • Buoyancy devices
  • Gauges

Purpose

  • Recreational purposes
  • Scientific explorations
  • Commercial purposes
  • Underwater photography
  • Filming scenes underwater
  • Under water surveillance and military research

Precautions

  • Don't dive without wearing a helmet
  • Wear properly insulated diving suits
  • Make sure your diving equipment is working properly
  • Don't consume alcohol or other drugs before diving
  • Dive within your limits and stay with your buddy or master
  • People with medical history of health issues that can make them uncomfortable under water should avoid scuba diving
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