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Introduction to Diving

By The Real Buzz, 05/31/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Getting started in diving requires very little, other than perhaps lots of courage and some tight fitting swimwear that will stay on when you hit the water.

You probably already know that diving consists of a diver jumping from a springboard or platform and performing acrobatic manoeuvres before plunging into water.

While the prospect of flinging yourself off a board for the first time may seem a little scary, it’s something that some of us readily do, perhaps on the beach when we drop off a small cliff face into the sea. The depth of the water in modern diving pools gives us ample protection provided the dive is done safely. Diving pools have depths ranging from between 3 meters (9.8 feet) and 6 meters (19.7 feet).