How to Swim While Scuba Diving ?

Scuba Diving is one the best activities underwater in a beach resort with gazing the richness of marine life,


Scuba Diving is one the best activities underwater in a beach resort with gazing the richness of marine life, it can also be a one of the activities of your  company outing or team building, ok let talk’s about the basic key for scuba diving.



How to Swim While Scuba Diving?

Scuba diving is swimming underwater using SCUBA - Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Using a cylinder of compressed gas to breathe (usually air, but sometimes other gases), scuba divers can stay underwater much longer than would be possible by just holding their breath - for hours or even days!

With the assistance of equipment such as scuba masks, breathing regulators, buoyancy devices, fins, and gauges scuba divers can explore the underwater world. Modern scuba diving is very safe and easy to learn. All basic skills can be learned in as little as three days.

Scuba diving is a sport that is practiced recreationally all around the world and can even be a profession. There are many diving jobs such as recreational divemaster and instructor, commercial diver, police diver, scientific diver, and military diver.



  1.  Be able to communicate effectively. As a scuba diver Instructor it's important to communicate properly. The lack of proper communication results in a improper outcome.
  2.  To clarify on the definition of swim. Which would not be proper to use in reference to underwater movement? Swimming is a general use of a word to apply when we think of water. Thus it's simple to use and come to mind when one refers to water. Hence, when you see a person in the water the most simple to refer to their action is to say that they went to "swim". Whilst to "swim" is an action of being on surface not under surface as the case applies in scuba diving.
  3.  In scuba diving a diver does not swim under the surface. They on the other hand move, glide, hover, buoyancy or propel through the water.
  4. By referring to the action properly you'll attain a mind set of thoughts how to move properly underwater.

Think of:

  • Glide - Like a marine life or specie
  • Hover - Stay in a spot without movement
  • Propel Underwater - By use of fins, Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Buoyancy - Underwater a diver must be "buoyant" meaning not sink nor on the surface rather " in between"


  • Do not use swimming methods underwater.
  • While underwater snorkelling or scuba diving move underwater by either methods in this article. Glide, Propel, Hover and keep buoyant.
    • Do not use your arms, they'll reduce your speed underwater. You'll move slower rather than faster.
    • Use your legs as it is the only method to move underwater. It's a skill that is mastered in scuba diving classes.


  • In scuba diving an Instructor ensures that student avoid the use of arms underwater. Using your arms underwater has no effect, you'll tire quickly and you won't get as far as using proper techniques.
  • Using arms underwater can be dangerous as your arms may inflict with marine life or corals.


  • Mask, fins, and snorkel
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)
  • First Stage & Regulator
  • Octopus
  • Wetsuit for warm water; Dry suit for colder water

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