Physics of Scuba Diving
Scuba Divers Near Coral Reef

SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) diving is a recreation that is based on the physical principles of pressure. There are also many other interesting physical aspects of scuba diving as well. Some are necessary to keep a human being alive and mobile in an unnatural, high pressure, underwater environment. Some explain phenomena that one experiences while diving. This website is an exploration of these aspects and the Physics of Scuba Diving.
All images courtesy Corbis Stock Photography. Created in 2003 by David Baxter & Timothy Schmidt.