What does the letter A stand for in the acronym scuba?

What does the A in the acronym scuba stand for aquatic?

Scuba stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus: the word has become an adjective to describe the popular aquatic sport scuba diving.

What is the scuba symbol?

A diver down flag, or scuba flag, is a flag used on the water to indicate that there is a diver below. Two styles of flag are in use. Internationally, the code flag alfa/alpha, which is white and blue, is used to signal that the vessel has a diver down and other vessels should keep well clear at slow speed.

What does SOG stand for in diving?

SPG (Submersible Pressure Gauge)

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 are the two most prominent scuba diving certification associations in the world?

Here are the most recognized scuba diving certification agencies around the world today and the types of scuba certifications that they offer.

  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
  • National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI)
  • British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC)
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Can non swimmers do scuba diving?

The answer is: yes, you can

To get certified as a diver, you need to know basic swimming (ability to float or tread water for 10 min, swim 200m unaided/300m with mask-fins-snorkel). However, to do introductory scuba diving program such as Try Scuba or a PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, swimming is not required.