- Types of tourism in Kyrgyzstan
Diving is scuba diving with the help of special devices that provide autonomous air supply (or another mixture of gas) in order to breathe under water for several minutes, and also up to 12 hours or more; it all depends on the depth, type of breathing apparatus and consumption of the gas mixture of the diver. Diving is divided into four types: recreational diving, sport diving, technical diving and professional diving (or commercial).
For swimming under water, you need to have a set of skills to solve the vast majority of problems that arise during the dive (for example, fogging the mask, losing control, adjusting the buoyancy, and so on). These skills and knowledge are acquired in the learning process.
The basic equipment of the diver consists of only three items: fins, a mask and a tube, which makes it possible to dive under the water holding your breath (free diving) or to swim along the surface of the water, keeping your head under water (scuba diving).
Of course, no one forbids diving without having the necessary equipment, but your diving will be more comfortable if at least a mask is available.
In Kyrgyzstan, diving is a fairly new type of recreation, but indescribably fascinating. The presence of a high mountain lake with unique nature, temperature, geographical conditions creates an opportunity for the rapid and successful development of the diving industry in Kyrgyzstan.
The most important reason for choosing the Issyk-Kul lake as an area for scuba diving is the crystal transparency of the water in the lake. The second important positive factor is its warm waters. It never freezes, keeping acceptable temperatures even in the most severe frosts.
Currently, more than twenty species of fish can be found in the waters of Lake Issyk-Kul. Underwater hunting has become one of the services for companies that organize excursions to the lake.
Undoubtedly, many legends about the sunken cities of antiquity, Christian tombs and treasures of the great khans attract a large number of tourists who want to find the remains of flooded cities and villages that actually exist.
In some specific places on the lake bottom, divers often find remains of brick and ceramic objects, bronze ornaments and household items made from various materials, as well as animal and human bones. Despite the fact that archaeological excavations are carried out here quite often, the lake has so far been studied too little, and one can only guess how many secrets and discoveries are still hidden in the depths of one of the deepest lakes in the world.
Having made a decision about diving in Issyk-Kul lake, you will not be mistaken. Professional instructors and modern equipment will make diving your hobby. It's so interesting to discover the world of the underwater environment and become a small part of it, is not it?