Originally posted by deefee:
I was curious what SNUBA is? I am from Colorado and not around water too much you'll have to excuse me! I am thinking scuba/snorkle???
Snuba (beats me what it stands for :-) is a non-certification method of diving. The air tanks float on the surface and you are given a regulator to breath with. Dive depths are @ 20 ft. max. Since you are breathing surface air and diving shallow, there are no concerns about decompression sickness (the bends) as there is in SCUBA diving.
Snuba is a good way to stay below for an extended period of time (usually no more than 30 min) and be able to go deeper than a typical snorkel diver can. Kids 8 and older can participate (unlike SCUBA which require them to be at least 10)
Hope this helps!