Scuba diving was once water sports of the elite. Few men and women had the bravery and assets to learn how to scuba dive. It was measured a very treacherous sports back then for so little facts but myths were told about the dangers of underwater life. The underwater world was a new frontier then.
Today, scuba diving and snorkeling are possibly two of the safest water sports today. The sports are take pleasure in the world over. In line with this, the empire of the scuba diving and snorkeling are not restricted to men and the young for the sports has been taken up by women and children of different ages.
There are now new technology and apparatus to make scuba diving safer and more fun. New design in air tanks, scuba suits, fins and masks made the sport less dangerous and easily reached. In recent years, more water's edge areas and seashore have been closed to the public. Scuba diving has become a banned activity in some beaches. No problem though as points of interest for divers and snorkelers are not found in shallow waters. Great submarine scenes and life are beyond out in the sea and thanks to inflatable boats, anyone can 'afford' to go offshore to dive and snorkel.
A boarding ladder is fine and good at least for snorkelers and swimmers. However, a ladder would not portend well for a diver as it he would hard put to trick him up a ladder tiring his gear and equipment. A superior idea is a big diving platform but that would mean a big yacht attached to it. Inflatable boats are finest as a diver or snorkeler can just take off his gear, chuck them into the boat and then climb back into the inflatable.
It is more precarious to use a small conservative boat when swimming, diving or snorkeling. There have been a lot of inconvenient incidents because endeavor to get into a diving boat. An inflatable boat or inflatable kayak is quite steady even in jerky water. Pounding inflatable boats are better than a hammering rigid boat. There is no uncertainty that you would rather be bonked on the head by an inflatable than by a rigid dinghy.