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Secrets and romanticism of a water chasm

Increase by diving came to Russia about ten years ago and first was mainly man`s occupation. And now scuba diving even more often becomes a family hobby.

Everything began with the fact that Marina Yalova was invited to work with

in the company which was engaged in sale of equipment for diving. A skilled top - the manager who got used to feel “at height“ she understood: it is necessary to master also depths. And after the first immersions “ached“ with diving “. The underwater world, - Marina says, - as other planet. There all another: landscapes, paints, time. Diving does not suffer vanity, at a depth live under other laws. And still it gives freedom, unattainable on the land: on the earth we are connected by gravitation, and under water you soar, and it is inexpressible feeling!“ And once she solved: it is time to change a profession. Having become the instructor of PADI (the international organization - the Professional Diving of Instructors Association), Marina trains five years in scuba diving in Russia and abroad. Also adores working with young divers: children, in her opinion, - bright and capable pupils.

Diving - whether not too extreme sport for children?

Amateur diving more likely not sport, but entertainment, pleasant and fascinating rest. By the way, safer, than basketball and bowling. Jacques Yves Cousteau thanks to whom the mankind was also fond of diving, said that swimming with an aqualung is available to the child. Of course, at first it is necessary to learn it.

With what age can begin with


Since five years. For the least divers there is a Sasy program: children are learned to float with a mask and flippers is a so-called snorkelling (in many resorts with pleasure adults are engaged in it). Later kids begin to swim in the pool on the life jacket connected to a cylinder with air and the regulator (the device lowering a high pressure of compressed air, transforming it to usual), master technology of the correct breath and movements. On theoretical occupations show to children “animated cartoons“, tell about the underwater world, they paint “sea pictures“ - generally, “a preparatory class“.

And that further?

the Following step - the Bubblemaker program (bubble - a bubble, maker - the creator) for children of eight years. Game of bubbles in water blinking - the unique phenomenon of diving. Everything begins with supervision over how they rise to a surface, rustle, rushing by, on bubbles it is possible even “to drive“: it helps children to adapt with the new environment. Then there will be the first attempt to put on equipment, the first breath under water and swimming at a depth no more than two meters.

Classes are given by

in the pool. To the child after the termination of a course the card - the certificate - the first admission to the underwater world is given.

the Third step - the course “Junior Open Water Diver“ calculated on children is more senior than ten years. Everything, as at adults: the textbook, a videotape to a course, tests, four educational immersions on open water - and examination. The young diver receives the certificate which grants to it the right to make immersions in the sea on depth no more than 12 meters (for children of twelve - fourteen years - no more than 18 meters) accompanied by parents - divers or the instructor.

Who is quicker trained in

: adults or children?

Of course, children! They quicker everything grab, and they have no fear. And adults have sometimes complex. By the way, council: if you decided to study diving together with the husband - be engaged in different groups. Practice shows: husbands seek to sponsor wives, and it is bad because the person gets used to a role of conducted. It is necessary that you saw problems and learned to solve them. In the sea there can be situations when in a stock on “all about everything“ several seconds, and, having become puzzled, you are not able to help either yourself, or the partner. whether

Should be bought by

equipment to the beginning diver at once?

In the pool as in diving - the centers in resorts, in principle, everything can be hired. But a mask, flippers, a suit it is better to have the - because they have to be very well adjusted. Also the mouthpiece - part of the regulator via which air arrives is necessary. The rest, in principle, can be hired.

How to choose club and the instructor?

Can be engaged in

in that which is closer to the house. Though occupations are conducted according to different programs, primary set of skills is given approximately same everywhere. And about training of adults... The main thing - psychological compatibility of the pupil and instructor, mutual trust. If all of you - decided to get acquainted with diving in the foreign resort, choose the Russian-speaking instructor - there is a set of nuances into which to penetrate, even at excellent foreign language skills, rather difficult.

How to be if under water there are problems - there companies you will not open

to ask somebody about the help? There is an international sign language: the fingers put in the form of a letter Oh, mean that you have all O`K; the palm with thumbs up signals about a problem. You have to remember certain gestures well: the palm about an ear means that it is not possible to blow ears, and the thumb raised up - you go for emersion and so on.

What to do at a meeting with dangerous inhabitants of the underwater world?

the Meeting with a shark is a story from the category of “horror stories“: the predator feels fear not smaller, than you, she is frightened off by a smell give belief. And here, for example, fish - “napoleon“, living in the Red Sea, is not coward at all: it quietly takes an entertainment from a hand of the person. Some divers try to stroke it, but it cannot be done because fish can attack and wound. By the way, under water you should not touch the bright sea inhabitants who did not movably stand at the bottom, - they are, as a rule, poisonous. Harmless, at first sight, mollusks and bright sponges let out needles which get stuck in skin as splinters, wounds begin to suppurate. The big sink is not safe too: you will touch - can jam a hand, and the help of other diver is required to be released. Care will not prevent researchers of depths in crevices and caves where dangerous sea inhabitants live: snakes, slopes, moray eels. Generally, there is “golden rule“: do not touch anything and do not behave with inhabitants of sea depths familiarly - and everything will be in a full order.