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Karachi Scuba Diving Center was established in the year 1989, By Yousuf Ali a PADI Master Instructor and Mechanical Engineer from Karachi Pakistan, to organize and promote Swimming, lifesaving, Skin Diving and Scuba Diving, through training programs to provide a complete range of instructions.

The aim was to increase Awareness, Responsibility and Education among the people who in the course of time will understand the importance of protecting our beaches, marine life and environment, by providing training programs and important data to, Universities, Schools, Social Clubs and NGO's.

Divers as a community are ambassador to the marine world; in increasing number scuba enthusiasts around the world are involving themselves in underwater conservation projects such as supporting the national marine sanctuary and other marine park program. Some one once said that you care for what you understand, and you protect what you care for this is one reason why divers efforts on behalves of the environment continue to grow.

Karachi has not been on world map as far as Scuba Diving is concerned, even though this port city and Ex. Capital of Pakistan offers various type of scuba diving, which was one of the reasons that KSDC decided to go in collaboration with National Sailing Center establishing Scuba Diving Club at NSC Boat-Basin in April 2003.

The members had then taken on the challenge of exploring the coast of Pakistan. Although this was not going to be an easy task, the coast of Pakistan was treacherous drive and some places were very hard to reach. The caravan has taking on the challenges of exploring the inaccessible terrain and was determined to achieve this difficult venture for the people of Pakistan. This documentary was going to be a pioneering effort to bring awareness and sensitivity about our environment particularly the life beneath the sea among the people in general.

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Padi Open Water Diver Course

Get Certified! Take a Scuba Lesson with the PADI Open Water Diver Course

Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

Completed Research Project sponsored by WWF- Pakistan, title “List changes in Bio-diversity of Rocky coast of Buleji Cove And Sandy Beach of Turtle nesting ground, Hawks Bay”. Project report was submitted on May 15th 2006.

Marine environment and biodiversity conservation is an identified target area in the National Conservation Strategy (NCS). The coastal and near-shore waters are experiencing all sorts of natural and anthropogenic threats. With continued Coastal development and new urbanization plans, there is a need to undertake a base line survey of the coastal amenities, even more crucial. Coastal industrial units such as thermal and atomic power plants that produce electricity, use seawater from the coast, as a coolant and the same is discharged and drained into the sea. This water is several degrees higher in temperatures than the ambient seawater environment. Higher than ambient seawater temperature pose a threat to the fauna of the area and it may cause changes to the population structure of marine fauna and flora. Corals are sessile organisms and hence are affected most by the coastal environmental degradation. Therefore monitoring changes in the coral reef ecosystem will reflect the degree of environmental degradation. The main objective of the proposed project is to monitor the sub-tidal area around Churna Island and near Hub river delta, and assess distribution and abundance of organisms around this area. Data obtained from this area will improve our knowledge on the effects and response of the resident organisms to the changes imposed by the coastal pollution.

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Projects Summary

People have always been fascinated by life that exits beneath the waves; SCUBA (Self Containing Underwater Breathing Apparatus) diving has become a standard technique that is currently used worldwide as a relatively inexpensive research tool for the study and monitoring of marine life. SCUBA diving enlightens people to respect and protect our fragile coastal and marine ecosystems, it creates awareness and provides for a better understanding on the coastal phenomena's and features, such as ebb and flow of tides, long shore currents, rip currents, coastal erosion and accretion. But most of all Scuba diving provides an excellent opportunity to observe exotic marine fauna and flora in their natural habitat and to monitor faunal changes that may occur due to abnormal condition such as water temperature, pH, organic enrichment, untreated industrial effluent discharge into the coastal areas that would alter the faunal assemblages over a period of time.

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MLCP

Marine Life Conservation Project (MLCP) 2008 A long awaiting project needed badly for conservation of our marine life. This three years project â??Project Argusâ? with the few we have completed in the last five years covering the coast of Pakistan has given us a base line to understand the existing marine life of this area and its gloomy deteriorate environmental condition beneath the sea leading towards major change in the structure of the rapidly expending coral reefs and associated fauna and flora of the propose â??Underwater National Parkâ? in order to conserve our heritage to benefit future coming generation.

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Is learning to dive difficult?

No, it’s probably easier than you imagine — especially if you’re already comfortable in the water. PADI entry-level course consists of pool diving, knowledge development and open water dives. The course is performance based, meaning that you progress as you learn and demonstrate knowledge and skill.

How long does it take to become a certified SCUBA diver?

PADI courses are performance based, which means that you earn your certification when you demonstrate that you’ve mastered the required skills and knowledge. Because some learn faster than others.

Do I have to be physically fit to SCUBA dive?

Before getting certified, you should be in good physical health. If you are not sure that you’re fit enough, see your doctor.

Do I have to be able to swim?

You don’t need to be an Olympic swimmer, but you do need to be a basic swimmer. SCUBA diving certification course includes a swim test that you must pass. If you can’t swim, sign up for lessons.

I have a certain Medical Condition does this mean that I cannot dive?

It depends on what kind of medical condition it is. Consult a doctor before signing up because you will be required to fill in documents that will require you to explain your medical conditions and may require a doctor’s certificate to prove that you are medically fit.

What age I can participate in scuba diving activities?

There are programs bubble maker and seal team available for younger children (8 to 10 years) they learn in the swimming pool only. Anyone 15 years or older can become an Open Water Diver. Children between the ages of 10 and 15 can receive a Junior Open Water Diver certification. At the age of 15 they can upgrade to a regular Open Water Diver certification

What do we use in SCUBA tank?

Recreational divers breathe air, not oxygen. The air in a SCUBA tank is like the air you’re breathing but is also filtered to remove impurities.

How long does an air tank last?

Since people breathe at different rates and as you go deeper you consume air faster, there isn’t any one answer. Because of this, divers carry a gauge that lets them know how much air is left in the tank. However, divers in calm, warm water from 5-10 metres/15-30 feet can spend about one hour underwater with an average tank.

My ears hurt when I dive to the bottom of a pool. Won’t they hurt when I SCUBA dive?

Your ears hurt because of the water pressure on your eardrum. In your SCUBA course, you’ll learn simple techniques to equalize your ear spaces to the surrounding pressure, much like you do when you land in an airplane.

In the movies and on TV, divers are always running into sharks or eels. Should I be concerned about marine animals?

Most aquatic animals are passive or timid. A few do bite or sting if provoked, but you can avoid these by not touching them. Divers aren’t natural prey for sharks and therefore shark attacks are rare.

Is SCUBA diving dangerous?

Scuba diving is as safe nowadays that kids age 8 learn to scuba dive in the safe confines of a swimming pool. and enjoys this fun adventure with family and friends.

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KARACHI SCUBA DIVING CENTER

Yousuf Ali Director Operation & Master Instructor (PADI) Ca.

US Marine Researcher

C-32, Suit# 07, 9th Street Badar Commercial Area

Phase V, Ext. D.H.A Karachi -75500

021-35340595 & 35340528.

0300-219-0304 & 0303-215-1634.

dive_in_karachi@yahoo.com

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