Scuba Diving: (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) swimming underwater with the aid of scuba gear.
Scuba diving is an exciting recreational activity, sport, or job. There are numerous jobs that require the skills of a scuba diver: media, search and recovery, search and rescue, underwater photography, and police diving, to name a few.
While recreational scuba diving does not have a regulatory agency, it is recommended that your child, or anyone considering scuba diving, go to a diving organization that trains and certifies divers and dive instructors. In the United States, the governing body for scuba diving certification is the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). Getting certified, increases safety and helps to alleviate the perception that scuba diving is a dangerous sport.
MomsTeam's goal is to provide comprehensive information on scuba diving: advice on the equipment needed and how to buy it, a primer on the rules of the sport, and videos and advice from experts, parents, and manufacturers of scuba diving gear.
But to do that we are going to need your help. If you are a parent of a child who scuba dives or has scuba dived, we hope you will share what you have learned with other MomsTeam parents. Please consider writing a blog, contributing an article, posting on and/or hosting a Forum, or becoming a scuba diving expert. If you know of someone who used to scuba dive or coach scuba diving who has knowledge to share, ask him or her to join. Together we can make MomsTeam a true community of sports parents!
-Brooke de Lench - MomsTeam Founder