Interview Novice Scuba
Kawano and Kaoru Maruhana from
Miwa Kawano and Kaoru Maruhana,
interviewed TG, a 14-year-old
middle school student from the U.S. We asked her about
scuba diving and her interest in
She explained that a beginner needs flippers, mask, a set suit and a snorket.
started scuba diving about 3 months ago because she wants to become a
marine biologist in the future.
said that scuba diving will help her to be
a marine biologist. She also said another
reason is she likes to swim.
we are not familiar with scuba diving , we
asked what kind of equipment is needed to
do that. She explained that a beginner
needs flippers, a mask, a wet suit, and a
snorkel. An intermediate person needs a
weight belt (That is one lead per 10
kilos. A person needs the same weight as
he/she weighs.), a tank (14 kilos), and a
back pack for floatation. She said the
equipment is very heavy. Beginners usually
can scuba dive for only half an hour, but
people who have licenses can be under the
water for 1 to 3 hours.
asked TG iif she wants to continue or not in
the future. She answered that she wants to
continue, but her nose bone is crooked.
Therefore, she needs an operation if she
hope to continue.
scuba diving, she enjoys seeing a lot of
sea animals, and she is impressed that she
can breathe under the water for a long
time. Through the scuba diving, she hopes
to visit Okinawa, Australia, Bermuda, and
Italy (the Mediterranean sea) in the near
future. She did not list the eastern coast
of the US, so we asked the reason why. She
said that the eastern coast is very cold,
and it does not have variety of animals
(not a large diversity).
experienced a scary moment once in the
past when she went under the water. She
was surrounded by walls of rocks. When she
turned around there was nobody, so she
felt very scared. Her mind was filled with
anxiety at that moment.
she is under the water, she realizes that
divers have to be careful because they
might break corals very easily even if
they touch them with their hands softly.
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