Many people are curious about breathing and swimming underwater. Well if you don’t try it, then you will never know. Like the old PADI open water video says ‘It feels strange the first time’ and it’s so true, those first few breaths that you take do seem a little strange. All you have to do is keep on breathing and see where it takes you. Here are 5 reasons for taking the plunge and learning to Scuba Dive.
1. Weightlessness feeling & neutral buoyancy
Imagine an astronaut floating weightlessly in space with the freedom to glide effortlessly in all directions. Well, scuba diving is a similar experience with a gentle kick of the fins to propel you through the water. As divers gain more experience they become more and more relaxed underwater and use a minimum amount of effort to move in any direction. Once you have mastered your buoyancy you will find you will have the ability to turn in any direction or even float in mid-water like a Genie. It’s easy, safe and fun and it could set you on a lifetime path of adventure.
2. Fill your life with Adventure
Once you have become a certified scuba diver you will find your self seeking out travel destinations with exotic dive sites. As well as coral reef dives, many new scuba divers are especially curious about going deeper and exploring shipwrecks. If this is for you, then your adventure is just beginning because every dive destination around the world will have a nearby wreck dive available. Usually, there is some history or an interesting story linked to each shipwreck. Pass on your wreck diving stories and underwater experiences to other divers during your scuba diving adventures.
3. Beautiful Marine Life
Learn about exotic sea creatures, species identification, and their habitats, explore the coral reefs around the world and observe beautiful marine species in their natural environment. As you begin to log more dives you will eventually have your first encounters with some very special sea creatures such as a seahorse, a cuttlefish or a shape-shifting octopus. Turtles can be found on most coral reefs around the world and it is simply amazing to be underwater observing them. If you are very lucky you could come face to face with a dolphin or even something bigger like a whale shark.
4. Dive Travel
There are 1000s of places to dive all over the world as scuba diving truly is a global activity. Exotic coral reefs, liveaboard diving holidays, exclusive dive resorts with shore dives and relaxing boat trips. Meet people from all over the world and share your passion for the ocean. Serious scuba divers that love the ocean will find themselves enrolling for PADI continuing education courses and even working as a Dive Instructor. Getting paid to travel the world and do what you love, Now, wouldn’t that be something?
5. Great for all ages
You can become a full PADI Open water diver at just 10 years of age. Children and adults can take the same diving lessons together and share the fun with the whole family. What about senior citizens, can they dive too? Absolutely they can, recently a 95-year old broke the record for the world’s oldest scuba diver. There is no upper age limit as long as you are in good health and remember, once you have your Open water diver license, it is valid forever.
Learning to dive is highly enjoyable and very easy to get started. Just let us know one day before and we will arrange everything for you. You can begin with a one day try diving experience or sign up right away for your PADI Open water course.
If you have no medical issues and can swim a least 200 meters then you are good to go. In Just 3 days you can become a PADI diver and gain your worldwide scuba certification. Contact us