What is underwater diving called?

What are the two types of diving?

Diving can be divided into two large categories: scuba diving and freediving. While freediving is done at breath-hold, scuba diving requires a breathing apparatus. There are many different types of scuba diving, each defined as either recreational or professional.

Which is a mode of underwater diving?

Modes of underwater diving

Freediving – Underwater diving without breathing apparatus. Scuba diving – Swimming underwater breathing gas carried by the diver. Surface-supplied diving – Underwater diving breathing gas supplied from the surface.

What is the diving sport called?

Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, usually while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally recognized sport that is part of the Olympic Games.

Diving (sport)

Olympic Part of the Summer Olympic programme since 1904

Is scuba an acronym?

SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus): Did you know ‘scuba’ itself is an acronym? Although it’s become the word we use to describe diving itself, the full meaning of ‘scuba’ is Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus – a term coined back in 1952 by U.S. Major Christian J. Lambertsen.

What is an air dive?

Air-line diving uses an air line hose in place of a full diver’s umbilical to supply breathing air from the surface. If any of the required components of a diver’s umbilical are absent this term applies.

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