Have you ever wanted to try Scuba Diving, and never got around to it? Well, you don’t know what you’re missing out on – fun, adventure, activity, amazing experiences and so much more! And to help you get into this awesome adventure, here are some beginner tips for scuba diving.
Why try scuba diving?
Of course, you can just (literally) just ‘jump in the deep end’ by doing an introductory course, but you won’t maximise the experience by doing so.
Far better to research, learn about the sport and the theory behind it, as well as the many benefits, and then that special moment of your first scuba dive is more of a magical, wonderful moment because you’re fully prepared for it.
During your research, you will find out all the benefits of scuba diving, such as :-
- learning a new sport and activity, that is one of the most popular in the world
- experiencing a whole new world underwater, something only a small fraction of people have ever done
- getting more active – scuba diving is a sport – and brings health benefits of physical activity
- joining an active social community of scuba divers worldwide
- a chance to push yourself for greater scuba diving qualifications and certification
- experiencing the amazing underwater wildlife in deep sea and ocean scuba diving
- travelling to far-off exotic locations for amazing scuba diving sights such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Red Sea, sunken ships etc.
Beginners tips for scuba diving
However, as fun as scuba diving is, it is a serious sport and activity that requires dedication and learning.
As a beginner, it’s vital to follow a few key steps such as :-
- only learn and practice with qualified instructors (look for PADI , BSAC or similar)
- ensure you are physically fit and in good health (take a doctor’s check beforehand, especially for breathing and heart capacity)
- only use the correct equipment (any scuba diving school should be able to provide, or hire, equipment but always check first.
- consider insurance – both for equipment and personal health/accident insurance, but also check the insurance cover for any scuba diving instructors or schools.
- set a goal – do you just want to try a dip in your local pool, or do you want to build up to an open water dive in the sea, or even travel to an exotic location for a boat tour?
However, and it’s worth repeating again – ensure you read up and research first, because there can be a lot of misinformation around.
Scuba Diving is an amazing activity and sport for everyone, beginner through to advanced, yet there’s still a lot of people that may never try it because they are (wrongly) fearful.
Careful research on authority scuba diving blogs and websites will answer all questions that beginners may have about scuba diving, such as :-
- how dangerous is scuba diving?
- can I scuba dive with contact lenses in?
- what equipment do you need to scuba dive in the UK?
- does scuba diving burn a lot of calories?
- how do you compare scuba diving equipment, such as reviews?