What does the B in scuba mean?

What is the full word for scuba?

“Scuba” stands for “Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus” – which does exactly what it says on the tin!

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.

What does SCU stand for?


Acronym Definition
SCU Special Care Unit
SCU Southern California University of Health Sciences (Whittier, California)
SCU System Configuration Utility
SCU System Control Unit

What is ANDL in diving?

The no decompression limit (NDL) is the maximum allowable dive time that you can remain at a specific depth and ascend directly to the surface without requiring staged decompression stops on the way up. Remember the higher the partial pressure of nitrogen (ppN2), the shorter the dive time (NDL).

What does SOG stand for in diving?

SPG (Submersible Pressure Gauge)

How deep can you go on a discovery dive?

The scuba diving depth for beginners who are taking their Open Water certification course or equivalent is generally 18 meters or 60 feet, to 20 meters or 65 feet. Whereas the Discover Scuba Diving depth limit or Try Dive is 12 meters or 40 feet.

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