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Top 10 Best Locations in the World for Wreck Diving

Wreck diving is an interesting venture. These eerie and remote underwater mausoleums tell the story of humankind over the years seeing especially that the natural marine environment is a big part of the earth’s and mankind’s evolution over the years.  It is home to different aquatic species since their watery demise and thousands of sunken boats and ships spread across the ocean. There are strange, amazing and tragic stories behind these wrecks, all worth telling. Below is a look at the top 10 wrecks to dive in the world. SMS MARKGRAF, SCAPA FLOW, SCOTLAND The Scapa Flow water body...

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A Short History of Scuba Diving

Humans have always had a consuming desire in going beneath the sea for centuries. Ancient manuscripts depict early divers and century old artifacts imply that people dove underneath the sea in search of jewellery such as pearls. The Greek historian, Herodotus tells the story of Scyllis, a famous sailor, and soldier who used a reed to breathe as he cut mooring lines of Persian ships. This desire has pushed humans to invent methods of staying underwater for longer periods of time and at greater depths. A couple of centuries later, Greek philosopher, Aristotle reported that Alexander the Great discovered a way of hiding underwater while the Siege of Tyre was taking place- this he did by using a barrel as a diving bell. Apparently, the desire and necessity to go underwater have always existed, when not for military purposes, for hunting, exploration, repair of water vessels and sometimes just to observe marine life. In the 16th century, people began using diving bells supplied with air from the surface for diving, and this enabled them to stay underwater for longer periods. Still in the 16th century, divers in England and France began diving with full diving suits made of leather, and this enabled them to reach depths of 60 ft. However, by the 18th century, it became clear that everyone desired an efficient and safe way to breathe underwater and...

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