Diving industry growing rapidly

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – There are roughly three million active scuba divers in the U.S. and around six million worldwide. Add that to about 20 million snorkelers and what you find is people wanting to get their feet wet.

The first dive suits were made for the Navy in the 1940s. Since then the under water world has moved from military and commercial into the world of recreation.

Women are diving into the world of underwater exploration as the fastest growing group of people signing up for dive courses.

As more women learn to dive that means more families are suiting up as well.

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