Diving and divers
It is safe to say that diving has become one of the most popular types of sports entertainment in recent years. And in terms of development dynamics it can only be compared with paintball. It would seem that a couple of years ago, units were swimming under water, and today we can already talk about the phenomenon of diving – with such a powerful wave it burst into our lives. More and more people are joining the romantic army of divers, and there is nothing surprising in this, because the world of diving is so rich and diverse! An important role in the popularity of diving tourism is played by the simplicity of traveling to the tropical seas, inaccessible to the older generation. Divers with experience could only count on the polar seas, harsh Kamchatka, the Far East, cold canvas tents; evil mosquitoes, by the way, who do not make out who is a deserved diver, and who just like that; buckwheat porridge at the stake and the difficulties of camp life. And now? Honestly, I would not even rank scuba diving as a sport – it is more like entertainment, such as billiards or beach volleyball. Modern comfortable equipment increases the safety of diving and reduces physical activity to the level of dancing at a disco or playing golf, and the diver’s skill, knowledge and composure come first. After immersing yourself in warm water with a wonderfully colorful world, you can fall into a sun lounger by the pool or in a hot bath with aromatic foam in the hotel. In the evening, you can go to a dance or a bar to meet other romantically minded divers. And if someone broke beautiful nails on the bottle, you can look into the manicure room and restore their splendor.
It is no longer necessary to wait for physical maturity in order to put a steel cylinder on the back and lead loads on the belt. A variety of equipment allows you to actively dive from the age of eight. Teenagers easily conquer the depths of 40 m, which ten years ago were available only to heroes and supermen.
What is the secret of great success and rapid development of scuba diving in our country? Over the 20-year active period of the RuDIVE group’s work, we managed to get some idea of how people come to diving and what attracts them the most in this outdoor activity and underwater entertainment. Of course, there are so many people, so many opinions, but still try to classify somehow the community of divers that has developed over recent years.
Risk and Adrenaline Rangers
Diving is a high-risk activity. First of all, because water is an unusual environment for us, and often hostile. Any, even small, health or mental unpleasantness or abnormal behavior that no one would have noticed on earth, under water, can lead to sad consequences. Therefore, non-standard conditions of immersion are quite capable of tickling nerves and checking self-mastery not only in beginners, but also in experienced divers. This is what attracts athletes who have already tried other activities that cause a hot wave of adrenaline in their blood: skiing, surfing, parachuting, hang gliding … Most of them, realizing that scuba diving has become too safe to get satisfaction from it, they give up this lesson, while others go further and plunge under stressful conditions: in caves, waterfalls and in schools of sharks, on sunken ships, under ice and to great depths.
Leisure and tourists
People who work well and make good money also go to rest on the warm seas several times a year according to plan. For a good rest, you want some healthy variety – you see, few people can stand for a whole week to fry in a sun lounger on the beach, sucking cocktails sadly, or hang around the same shops and bazaars with equally sultry sellers and local souvenirs. Scuba diving with decent comrades and a well-trained instructor, and from a neat white boat gives a wonderful variety in a relaxed vacation rhythm. In addition, the change of the Moscow office to a coral reef is that cardinal change that maximally relaxes and distracts from city problems. From childhood, it was a mystery to me how it turns out that Muscovites go on vacation to Crimea, and Crimeans, on the contrary, go to Moscow during the holidays – these are eccentrics! A change of scenery, this is the main principle of good rest! What, if not scuba diving, is able to bring the maximum change of scenery in our life?
Touring divers swim very carefully, correctly use the equipment and comply with all safety rules.