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Last Updated: Friday September 30 2005 16:21 GMT

What is scuba diving?

Scuba diving
Scuba diving is a chance for people to go underwater and experience a completely different environment to being on dry land.

Fans of the activity say it's an amazing feeling and is as close as a person can get to being weightless without going into space.

Unlike using a snorkel you can swim down quite deep, and you don't need to keep going back to the surface for air.

Normally you learn to scuba dive in a pool before going out to open water (seas and rivers).

Guide to Scuba diving

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