What does scuba stand for and what is it used for discuss why Mike needs scuba gear and what is in the tank and how it functions?
S.C.U.B.A. is an acronym that stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, although it is usually spelled uppercase without the periods.
How does a scuba work?
A scuba includes metal tanks which hold compressed air (or a special mix of breathing gases), a regulator to reduce the tank air pressure to breathable air, and a hose that carries the breathable air into the diver’s mouth. When a diver exhales, air is released into the water and creates little bubbles.
What are the dangers of scuba diving?
Diving does entail some risk. Not to frighten you, but these risks include decompression sickness (DCS, the “bends”), arterial air embolism, and of course drowning. There are also effects of diving, such as nitrogen narcosis, that can contribute to the cause of these problems.