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Extreme Altitudes If you told someone that scuba diving and mountain climbing were amazingly similar they would most likely make a kind call to the authorities to make sure you were escorted back to your nice safe and immensely padded room At first glance this makes sense scuba diving is done in water while mountain climbing is obviously done on land Scuba diving involves swimming while the other involves climbing In actuality though the sports of mountain climbing and scuba diving share similar qualities in specialized tools preparation and their extremes In either mountain climbing or scuba diving the first concern is having the correct equipment for the intended dive or climb Whether diving or climbing the gear must be chosen for the terrain both have warm and cold environment equipment If on a cold-water dive a thick dry suit is used similar to the heavy thermal suits used in artic or high-altitude climbing While wet suits are chosen for warmer water allowing greater comfort and flexibility thinner clothing such as windbreakers are used for the same reason on warmer climbs When choosing diving or climbing gear comfort is a necessity as uncomfortable equipment can cause fatal distractions in these unforgiving sports In mountain climbing your harness and climbing shoes should fit snugly but comfortably as loose shoes can cause slips and a loose harness can break in a hard fall as tension isnt distributed as effectively Also in diving a BCD Buoyancy Compensation Device commonly referred to as a BC is used which needs to be of the correct size as a loose BC can turn and bind interfering with release in the case of an emergency ascent However the most important similarity of diving and climbing is that your life depends on your equipment Once the proper equipment is acquired the next step in any climb or dive is preparation A plan is the first step of any climb or
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