Doing scuba diving: sensing the underwater landscape

Prameshwari, Wicky (2015) Doing scuba diving: sensing the underwater landscape. Masters dissertation, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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oceans are abundantly rich in marine biodiversity, making the country popular among international divers as an underwater paradise. But how exactly do Indonesians perceive the marine world as part of their surrounding environment? And how do they maintain and sustain it? In this study, the researcher – who is a native Javanese – tried SCUBA diving for the first time, with the aim of discovering how diving – and cultural conditioning – influenced her sensory experience underwater, as well as her perspective of the Indonesian marine environment and its sustainability. The researcher used auto-ethnographic methodology and transcendental phenomenological approach in her research. The results showed that cultural conditioning did not influence sensory experience of diving. However, culture did affect individual perception of SCUBA diving and its socio-cultural impacts on the surrounding environment. This research is expected to contribute to the investigation of the sensory experience of divers underwater, and how such experience affects their perception of the marine environment.

Item Type: Thesis/Dissertation (Masters)
Departments: Academic Departments > Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (SNROS) > Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Dissertation presented in part fulfilment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Arts in Transcultural European Outdoor Studies, University of Cumbria, 2015.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2018 11:06
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 13:31
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