PADI Open Water Diver Course – Beginners Concerns and information.
You want to learn to scuba dive but you are feeling anxious and no doubt you will have a few questions for your scuba Instructor. It’s perfectly normal to feel anxiety before you enter the water and begin your scuba training. You are going to be breathing underwater for the first time in a shallow pool with your instructor right by your side. It sounds exciting but you may still be apprehensive,
Those first few breaths in the shallow water do feel strange but after a little practice your worries will begin to disappear and all of sudden you will realize how cool it is. Your Instructor will make you feel at ease and guide you slowly through the Open Water dive skills.
All new divers will have some concerns before they get into the water. Here are a few of the most common questions from student divers:-
What if i Run out of air?
This is a normal question to ask but as you will see during the course you will examine various out of air scenarios and put them into practice during your pool training and ocean training dives. As long as you follow all of the rules, you should never run out of air, But, in the unlikely event that it did happen, you will know exactly what to do. Did you know that In an out of air emergency, you and your Instructor can both breathe from the same scuba tank.
What if my dive mask fills up with water?
Your diving mask slowly filling up with water sounds very scary. It can happen but it’s also very easy to clear the water out again without coming to the surface. You will practice this exercise several times during your pool and ocean dives until it becomes second nature to you.
Are there any sharks?
Yes, Sharks can be found in every ocean but attacks on humans are very rare. If you are lucky enough to have a shark encounter while scuba diving you might be surprised to see that it is not even paying attention to you. A shark will most likely be just passing through and not interested in eating a scuba diver. Marine creatures will usually only attack if they are provoked first and you may find that the shark will probably be more afraid of you.
Open Water Diver Training
A PADI Open water scuba Instructor will teach you how to dive safely in just 3 or 4 days. Any fears or worries will soon disappear as you quickly gain confidence and learn how to relax during your diver training program. As a student diver you will usually begin your training in a shallow swimming pool or confined diving area. Your Instructor will explain each of the dive skills before demonstrating them to you. Watch and repeat the skill in front of him. You will practice each skill with your Instructor and gain confidence as you go.
For a non diver some of the underwater dive skills sound extreme such as removing and replacing your mask or even taking your regulator out of your mouth. You will practice these exercises with your instructor just in case it was ever to happen. It is unlikely that that your mask will ever come off during a scuba dive, but, what if it does? Then you will know how to replace it and carry on diving.
One particular dive skill that you will practice is a buoyancy exercise called ‘The Hover’ which looks as though you are floating like a genie in midwater, This is a fun bouyancy exercise that takes a bit of practice but once you have mastered this dive skill it does look very cool indeed.
PADI Open Water Course with Seafari Dive Center Pattaya
After completing your dive theory and pool training you will be ready for your first ocean dive. Over the following two days, you and your instructor will complete four Open Water training dives to gain your PADI certification. Usually a brand new Open water diver will be very pleased with their personal achievement and will also be full of praise for their Instructor for guiding them through the course.
As an open water diver, you can walk into any dive center in the world and sign up for a regular scuba diving trip. If you love the ocean and the amazing creatures that live beneath the waves, then get yourself an diving certification,.
During your future dives you will encounter many fascinating marine species and even come face to face with them. Some of them maybe just as curious as you and wondering why you are here. Dolphins, seahorses, octopuses and turtles, they are all out there.
The PADI Open Water Diver course can be a life changing experience that will open your mind to fresh ideas of wanderlust and scuba diving adventures all over the world.