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Have you ever wondered, what does SCUBA stand for?

By July 25, 2017September 26th, 2023Reef News & Info
Scuba Divers on Great Barrier Reef Tour Cairns onboard Passions of Paradise Catamaran

The word SCUBA in scuba diving means Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. The Webster dictionary definition of scuba is, “an apparatus utilising a portable supply of compressed gas (as air) supplied at a regulated pressure and used for breathing while swimming underwater”. While this description may not sound overly exciting, this apparatus allows you to dive underwater for extended periods of time without drowning. What an amazing time we live in. The extent to which you can explore the reef on a Great Barrier Reef Tour can open your eyes up to a whole new underwater world.

The sport of scuba diving dates way back to 500 BC where a Greek soldier dived off a ship and used a hollow reed to breath underwater for hours. Luckily, these days it’s a lot safer with our modern technology and we have to say, it’s very fun!!!

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