Scuba Diving Proves Popular in Metro
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Omaha, NE -- This is not just a quick dip in the pool. "You have to know how to swim and you have to be comfortable in water," said Keely Montgomery with DiVentures Scuba and Swim Center. This is scuba diving "You can learn about boat diving or diving in wrecks. Doing night a limited visibility diving," said Montgomery. There's been a steady stream of scuba hopefuls flowing into Omaha's DiVentures Scuba and Swim Center, one of the busiest scuba schools in the world. Here, the average swimmer is trained and tested in scuba diving. Linda Head is taking a final dive test in a 14-foot pool, and there's a challenge. "Amazingly probably getting under the water," said Head. "I am so buoynt I want to float on the top." The divers practice different exercises to get them relaxed. They're also put in emergency situations, seeing if they can handle the pressure under water. "It's just a different feeling you know, taking a breath under water is something that isn't an average feeling and it's kind of unbelievable at first time you take a breath," said Montgomery. Head passed her test and she's hoping to see the world from a different perspective, under water. She's already planned a trip to the Cayman Islands where she'll put her Nebraska scuba skills to work. "You watch the discovery shows, you see all these underwater adventures and I thought this would be a way to learn something new about nature and the sea see all the things I've actually seen on TV."