Athens Scuba Park This spring-fed lake southwest of Dallas is owned by divers and has been hosting our tribe for nearly 25 years. A dozen docks with nearby shady pavilions offer easy access to the water (in which viz can reach 70 feet), where more than 30 underwater attractions — including busses, boats, motorcycles, a Lockheed C-140 jet plane and a space capsule — can be explored. Bathhouses…
TRUTH: We regularly hear about people diving, and learning to dive, well into their eighties. In fact one of the most active “groups” of divers is in the age range from 38 to 53. On the whole, this group dives more regularly, travels more to dive, and even takes more classes than most other “groups.”
MYTH: When you dive you are breathing pure oxygen.
SCUBA diving is a shared passion between an ever growing community, that spans the globe. Some of them remain amateur divers for their entire diving career, while some pursue higher levels of certifications. A handful of divers strive for professional levels of certifications.
However, not all of them take the right steps and end up high and dry. There are two classes of professional SCUBA…
MYTH: You have to be in top physical condition to dive.
TRUTH: Like any active sport, diving is more enjoyable if you’re physically fit. And you do need some basic swimming skills in order to learn. But it’s nothing extreme; if you’re comfortable in the deep end of a pool, can swim, and you can walk for several minutes without getting winded, you can probably learn to dive.