What are the fundamentals of diving?

What are the fundamentals of diving?

Breathing techniques: Diving requires proper breathing technique to control air consumption and avoid health problems related to water pressure.

Planning and safety: Diving is an activity that must be carefully planned to ensure the safety of the diver. This includes planning the dive, monitoring dive depth and time, and checking diving equipment.

Física del agua: El buceo implica sumergirse en un ambiente en el que la presión aumenta con la profundidad, lo que afecta a la cantidad de aire que se puede inhalar y exhalar, y también influye en la flotabilidad. Además, la visibilidad puede ser limitada, y las corrientes y las olas pueden ser peligrosas.

The fundamentals of diving focus on safety, equipment and proper breathing technique, all of which are essential to enjoying the activity safely and pleasurably.

Water Physics: Scuba diving involves submerging yourself in an environment where pressure increases with depth, which affects the amount of air you can inhale and exhale, and also influences buoyancy. Additionally, visibility may be limited, and currents and waves can be dangerous.

Equipment: Diving requires the use of specialized equipment, including a mask to see underwater, a regulator to breathe, a flotation vest to control buoyancy, and a wetsuit to maintain body temperature.

Open Water Course - Skills - Diving Signals

What you need to remember is that every 10 meters the water pressure increases by approximately 1 bar. At 10 meters deep it has a pressure of 2 bar (the atmosphere also presses with 1 bar!). This total pressure is also called absolute pressure. In the first meters underwater the differences are relatively the greatest. Below is a useful table.