Scuba diving & snorkeling gives you the opportunity to discover the underwater world. With the use of proper diving gears such as snorkeling masks, wetsuits, fins, oxygen tanks and others, you will have the glimpse of the ocean environment.
In both activities, especially for first timers, it is advised to bring diving professionals from diving clubs with you. They will guide you will the sea areas best suited for your diving/snorkeling skills and will make sure about your safety as well. One of the leading scuba diving clubs is PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). It is known by its high standards and diving regulations around the globe. It produced a lot of certified diving instructors that has gone through to tough training in deep sea diving. Moreover, it is operating many sea diving classes and sessions regularly to ensure that divers are in complete safety.
In a general point of view, to be a scuba diver does not require you a lot of things. You don’t need to be an athlete or a good swimmer in order to dive. However, for young children below 8 years old are not allowed to do the activity yet. Read more about travelling with young children.
All you need to be a diver is to be in good health, physically fit, and for women who are not pregnant. If it is your first time to do scuba diving, make sure that you secured a medical certificate from your doctor.
Scuba diving can be done by children above 8 years old as long as they are physically fit and have adapted the water environment. Additionally, kids should always be accompanied by certified divers to be guided accordingly.
Many of the scuba diving emergency accidents are not caused by the diver’s illness or no training but people who did not take the diving risks seriously. Some of them do not follow instructions from the mentor and some took too much confidence on their physical condition and dive without caution. Here are some recommendations that you can follow before taking a dip on scuba diving.
Acquiring a diving certification will be much more exciting as you are free to do all the activities
underwater. Additionally, you will also have the proper preparation for this sporting event.