Recreational Scuba Training - the Beginnings

by : Kamil Wojtys

The earliest years of recreational scuba training were rigorous and labeled too militaristic by some educators and trainers. They argued that easier training would open diving to a greater portion of public, and make it more popular and profitable. This encouraged some scuba manufacturers, who needed a growing diving population to support their product sales, to actually develop a number of the earlier diver training courses. This led to the growth of the recreational diving public, which, coupled with the establishment of private training organizations, succeeded in bringing scuba diving to everyone. Nowadays almost all of us can participate in a diving course. In may cities we have a divers clubs associated with schools, colleges, universities and other. However, there are three obvious limitations connected with participating in a diving course. First one refers to one's own health, which conditions may sometimes be insufficiently well to perform an underwater activities. Second one - is pure material reason called money. Diving courses, while not performed on behalf of university, or school, are in general relatievley expensive. The third, and the last limit is our will, which sometimes may happen to be not strong enough to help us stay.