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FAQs - Scuba Diving

Introduction to Scuba
What is scuba? The history of recreational scuba diving and an introduction to many different scuba diving types.

Scuba Diving Certification
A primer on the subject of scuba training, scuba programs and scuba certification.

Different Diver Certifications
What is the difference between PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver certifications?
How long does it take to get an Open Water Diver certification?

Scuba Diving Gear
Your guide to the world of scuba gear. Choose the best gear for your scuba adventures.

Scuba Vacations
What you need to know to have the best vacation ever.

Top Ten Dive Destinations
Where else would you want to go?

General Questions

  • Can I use scuba gear in a chlorinated pool?
  • Can I dive wearing contact lenses?
  • How expensive is scuba diving?
  • What does SCUBA stand for?
  • What is the deepest a person can dive?
  • How old should a child be before starting scuba?

Health and Safety

  • Can I dive with a pre-existing health condition?
  • What is "the bends"?
  • What is decompression sickness?
  • What is "seabather's eruption"?
Marine Life
  • Do sharks eat scuba divers?
  • What marine animals are dangerous?

Masks

  • How do I know if my mask is fitted right?
  • My scuba instructor told me to spit in my mask. Is he kidding?

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