Scuba Diving Day Jobs - CNA

Most Common Day Jobs for Scuba Divers

Scuba diving is by and large and amateurish sport with few people actually able to earn a  living form it. Most avid scuba divers can afford to take advantage of the sport by having a day job that affords them enough disposable income to be able to enjoy their true passion. 

  • CNAs – Certified Nursing Assistants – Nursing assistants provide basic health care to patients, and work under the supervision of a nurse. They have tasks such as feeding patients, making beds and tidying clothes, and helping patients get dressed and go to the bathroom.
  • Educators – Many teachers, college professors, and providers and teachers of online courses find great enjoyment in the outdoors. 
  • Engineers – Plan, organize, program, direct and control the construction and industrial assembly of all types of engineering works. Research: search for new knowledge and techniques, study and in the workplace. Development: use of new knowledge and techniques.
  • Medical Professionals – We call any person who has completed a course of study in the field of health (medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, pharmacy …) a health professional. The healthcare professional is licensed by a government agency or certified by a professional organization.
  • Finance Professionals – This includes everything from bankers, to insurance agents, to loan officers, and everything in between. Normally known for their serious demeanor, you would be surprised how many financial professionals you will find underwater.

Remember that all of these professions help divers to practice their passion by providing them with the funds to do so. In particular, they help by providing cheaper health insurance than what independent divers usually get. In all of these professions, it is still highly advisable that any divers obtain a competent and complete life insurance policy prior to incurring into the diving world.

How the Oklahoma scuba diving industry is evolving

One of the beautiful things about scuba diving any enthusiast will tell you is the fact that the community is very close and always looking to help each other out. In Oklahoma, as the weather starts getting cooler, it is certainly the best time to visit Lake Tenkiller. As things are indeed quite chilly this time of year, we thought it would be beneficial for our readers to review what are the latest innovations in staying warm during cold weather diving.

  • Using lottery winnings to pay for Scuba equipment and diving excursions – Believe it or not, there have actually been multiple instances over the past year of lottery prize winners taking their prize money from picking a winning combination of numbers and actually spending it on extravagant trips. Particularly with Powerball winners, they actually have significant money to spend on the best scuba equipment and trips to the most exotic diving locations.
  • Fully dry yourself before putting your wetsuit on and going into the water – Ok, so this is actually not a piece of technology or trend but just an overall general good practice. You should be fully drying yourself of any water before even putting first piece of underclothing prior to your wetsuit on. The reason is that once you put your wetsuit on, the material will be non-porous and any water that you did not dry off will stay on and not evaporate, making you extremely chilly as you submerge in the cool water. This is not only uncomfortable but can also be extremely dangerous as hypothermia can even be fatal in the worst cases. You can avoid a lot of this by taking proper safety precautions when you dive. 
  • Full body suit including head covering – Many of the body suits available in the market today will NOT cover your head, and that is guaranteed way to ensure you will get extremely cold when you are water. Whenever the water temperature is below 65 degrees F, you need to ensure you are covering your head in order to stay warm. There are many bodysuits out there that will do this for you, just make sure you are actively looking for this feature when purchasing. 

We hope some of these tips will help you have an overall better and more importantly, a safer diving experience. Once you do decide to “take the plunge”, make sure to visit the DiveScubaShack when you get a chance!

Underwater World

How to start Scuba Diving for total beginners

Many of the visitors to our scuba shack are complete and total beginners, looking for the first steps on how to discover the wonderful underwater world that is full of life. Our goal at the Scuba Shack is to prepare you and provide you with all the resources you need to get started. We want to let you know that you should not only be thinking about the physical aspects of learning to scuba dive, but also about how the financial aspects will affect you. Let’s begin with the basic things you should know you embark on your journey.

The first thing you need to know is that scuba diving is a very enjoyable experience, but you do need to be very careful as to how you go about it and that you have great respect for the water in mind always. Safety is the number one priority, no matter how many years of experience and how many certifications you have. As you go through your first lessons, you should always pay the most attention to any safety rules, and you should be particularly aware of all the steps needed to avoid decompression illness and why it can be such an issue.

The second thing you should be aware of is that life insurance for scuba divers can be more expensive than if you decided to not dive at all. You may want to think about locking in your life insurance policy before you even begin attemptin to scuba dive. In fact, once you begin diving, an inexperienced or beginner scuba diver will pay a higher premium than an experienced scuba diver.

The second thing you need to know is that you should learn in a forgivable environment such as a pool, before you actually go out and dive in open water. Any reputable scuba lesson shop will do their first lessons in a pool, but please refrain from taking lessons from anybody who is not a certified instructor, as this can literally put your life in danger.

The third thing you need to know is that all training is more important than any equipment you may buy. It may be tempting to want to buy all of the latest gear out there, but remember that gear will only become important once you get to very advanced levels and are master diver certified. Before that, you should invest all your time and energy into additional training and in mastering the basics.

We hope the lessons above start getting you ready for exploring the wonderful world of Scuba. Remember, we at the ScubaShack are always here to help!

Some Scuba Statistics

Did you know that in the United States there are around 3 million active Scuba divers? That makes up half of the entire world population of 6 million divers!

One of the most interesting Scuba diver stories happened in Puerto Rico in 1994, when Carlos Gonzalez won the Pega 3 raffle, winning a total of $500. Pega 3 is one of tho most popular games in Puerto Rico, right behind Pega 4 and Pega 2.

Interestingly and almost ironically, scuba diving has also been gaining popularity in Europe. Croatia, next to Serbia and known for its beautiful, pristine crystalline waters, does offer some good scuba options for visitors of the continent. While in Europe and in the Balkans, scuba divers should attempt to emulate Carlos’ success by playing some of the games popular in Croatia, namely the EuroJackpot and the Hrvatska Lutrija.

Examining scuba diving’s younger brother, snorkeling, yields similar results. There are 11 million snorkelers in the US, with the world population of snorkelers being 20 million.

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of taking part in a diving expedition, it’s easy to see why one can get hooked on diving. Exploring a new world is special and every dive is unique, even if you’re diving again in the exact same place. Scuba Shack seeks to provide the gear and lessons you need to get started on your scuba diving journey.