What is called scuba diving?
Scuba diving is an underwater swimming activity involving the use of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA).
Can non swimmers do scuba diving?
So the simple answer is YES, non-swimmer can scuba dive, but there are a number of issues that come into play, and the practical, real-world answer is that they should not attempt the course. Scuba divers must be confident in the water, and most non-swimmer is not comfortable once their feet cannot touch firm ground.
What is special about scuba diving?
Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving whereby divers use breathing equipment that is completely independent of a surface air supply. The name “scuba”, an acronym for “Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus”, was coined by Christian J. Lambertsen in a patent submitted in 1952.