When you dive into the water with a mask and a breathing tube, you probably don’t suspect that at this moment you are engaged in a sport such as snorkeling or snorkeling.
Snorkeling refers to scuba diving, its essence is the observation and study of the life of the inhabitants of the underwater world. In this case, the swimmer does not dive deep under water. Depth of immersion is regulated by the length of the breathing tube.
A kind of snorkeling is freediving. In this case, the swimmer can dive deep into the water.
As a mandatory equipment, when practicing snorkeling use a mask and snorkel. Continue reading
There is a small town in Australia, Alice Springs. It was founded in 1871, and the reason for the construction of the settlement was the laying of a telephone line on the way to Darwin. The city is not rich in attractions, except that the Todd River is there. A characteristic feature of this river is that the water in it appears exclusively in the rainy season, and the rest of the time Todd “pleases” the eye with a dry riverbed. Nevertheless, such an annoying trifle did not become an obstacle for enthusiasts from the local meteorological service, who in 1962 were inspired by the idea of holding a real sailing regatta on the river. Well, almost real. And really, is this not a unique case when the participants will not have to row with all their might, squinting at the rivals, but run racing, carrying boats in their hands. Taking the name of the Henley-on-Thames regatta in England as a model, in which the Cambridge and Oxford rowers find out every year, comedians from Alice Springs christened their event Henley-on-Todd. Continue reading
For a long time people were attracted by the opportunity to jump into the water from a great height. Sometimes it was an indicator of the jumper’s courage and courage. From here came such a sport as ski jumping. High Diving is a kind of diving, but with its own characteristics and differences. In other words, it is jumping from extreme heights. This sport is similar to cliff diving, which was established in 1992, and the first high diving competition was held in 1996. At the same time, the world high diving association was formed. It happened in the Swiss city of Aveno, where it is still located.
This sport is not professional, but is considered amateur and extreme. But this does not mean that it is less spectacular and worse than others. One of its features is that competitions are held in open waters, and jump platforms are set on rocks, buildings, etc. located next to it. Continue reading