Scuba diving really is nothing like any other activity. It doesn’t matter whether you are in a pool or whether you are interacting with some curious marine life because going diving can provide you with both mental and physical stimulation. It can also give you an experience unlike any other, so if you want to find out more about this or if you want to find out if you have what it takes to discover the world of diving then you can find out whatever you need to know, right here.
Learning how to Dive with our Scuba Courses
If you want to become a scuba diver, then you will need to complete a course and also obtain a certificate. You will normally do this in three parts. You will have to complete some training, which is done as an online course. You will then need to do a meet and greet in a classroom session. At this point you will also have a pool session as well. On the consecutive days, you will sit an exam and have two boat dives. This gives you the chance to start your diving experience in a confined space. During this time, you will be able to practice some of your scuba skills, such as diving underwater, learning how to remove your mask and then controlling your buoyancy. After this point, you will be able to explore underwater while also being able to practice all of the skills you have learnt. You will be able to dive up to 18 metres and considered an open water diver, which is very exciting to say the least.
Is Diving Safe?
A lot of people wonder if diving is actually safe. Sure, it’s an adventurous sport and it does carry some risk, but there’s a lot that you can do to protect yourself against that. During your course, you will be able to learn about decompression sickness, unruly events, equipment failure and more. If you have some proper training and if you are able to prepare before each dive, then the probability of any kind of accident occurring really is minimal. Diving instructors are trained to try and recognise the potential dangers in the unlikely event that something should happen.
Courses are done over 3 days at a minimum but if you want, you can spread it out over a few months. Contact us if you want to know more about this.
The Cost of Learning
Scuba diving really does require a high initial investment. The cost that you pay will depend on the course that you take and the location of that dive as well. The cost of a beginner course at ScubaWorld is $895, but this includes your own wetsuit, which can be worth up to $600. You can also get access to an online training session, a sausage sizzle when you are at the pool and a ScubaWorld diver who can talk you through everything you need to know for your initial theory session. You’ll also get two days of pool training, 4 boat dives, morning and light refreshments, use of hire equipment and an internationally recognised certification card. It’s very easy to compare the cost of diving to other adventurous sports, such as skiing. When you go skiing, you will need to pay out for lessons and some skis but after this, the only thing that you’ll need to buy is your ski pass. The benefits of going scuba diving will really outweigh the costs. You will get access to a huge range of environments and you will also be able to meet new people. At the end of the day, scuba diving is a skill that you are never going to lose.
Am I Fit Enough?
Scuba diving does have some very basic fitness requirements, but they aren’t as stringent as you would have thought. To begin with, you need to be at least 10 years old and you may need to have a medical note from your doctor if you have a serious medical condition. Secondly, you need to be able to swim 200 meters or be able to tread water for 10 minutes. If you have any questions, then you can easily contact us to find out more. When you do, we can then work with you to make sure that you are happy with the advice you have been given and the booking that you want to make. You can contact us by phone or by email, and when you do, we will do everything we can to help.