Scuba diving was eleven water sports of the elite. Few men and women had the courage and resources to learn how to scuba dive. It was considered a very dangerous sports back then for so little facts but myths were told about the dangers of underwater life. The underwater world was a new frontier then. Today, scuba diving and snorkeling are probably two of the safest water sports today. The sports are enjoyed the world over.

In line with this, the realm of the scuba diving and snorkeling are not limited to men and the young for the sports has been taken up by women and children of different ages. There are now new technologies and equipment to make scuba diving safer and more fun. New designs in air tanks, scuba suits, fins and masks made the sport less hazardous and easily accessible. In recent years, more waterfront areas and beaches have been closed to the public. Scuba diving has become a banned activity in some beaches. No problem though as points of interest for divers and snorkelers are not found in shallow waters. Great underwater scenes and life are farther out in the sea and thanks to inflatable boats, anyone can afford to go offshore to dive and snorkel. Using an inflatable boat as a platform for diving and snorkeling is easier than using a small conventional boat.

It is virtually impossible to use canoes, rowboats, dinghies and small motorboats as diving and snorkelling platforms as they are remove unstable. These boats have the tendency to tip, flip, capsize or swamp. True, there are rigid boats that are stable enough for swimmers to get back on without tipping it or dipping the rail but more often than not, these conventional boats are so high that you would need a ladder to board back in. To boarding ladder is well and good at least for snorkelers and swimmers.

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