So it’s the end of 2013 and the start of a New Year, and what best to start 2014 with a New Year resolution, perhaps it could be to get it/healthier, lose some weight, get a hobby, spend more time with your friends/family, meet new people and learn something exciting! If that’s the case then Scuba diving is the thing for you as it ticks all of the boxes!!
Diving provides a truly unique and unforgettable experience. It combines tranquility, adrenalin, exercise and relaxation. Experience what it feels like to be completely weightless, witness intoxication colours and delve into a world that covers 71% of the earth’s surface; one containing a breathtaking variety of species such as colourful corals, clown fish, turtles, dolphins and rays, in destinations all over the globe.
One the other many reasons why people take up scuba diving is it allows people to travel to places they might not usually visit, away from the “bucket and spade brigade!” It allows you to explore the wonders of the underworld. But why stop there, when you could extend your skills to become an Advanced diver and continue to become a Master diver or even explore underwater caves, do a deep dive to discover historical sunken wrecks.
Scuba diving is a great hobby not only because it’s fun but you can do it almost anywhere around the world. One if the world’s best places divers love to explore is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia; it’s the largest coral reef with more than 3,000 individual reef systems with beautiful beaches, so you can see it’s hard to get a look at everything in just one dive! Other popular destination include The Red Sea, Caribbean, Hawaii and The Maldives. And it’s even better when you’re out with friends; being able to go scuba diving aboard in amazing oceans and being able to explore the underwater creatures.
Being able to scuba dive means you can swim without restrictions, if you’ve tried snorkeling then you’ll be able to see, but diving is a little different from snorkeling as you won’t need to return to the surface for air and you won’t have salty water in your mouth for the duration of your swim. Plus you’ll truly feel part of the marine universe, which is an incredible feeling.
Scuba diving is a lot easier than what you might think, as really the only skills you’re going to need to learn is to be able to swim and breath (hopefully you’ll know at least one of them).
Taking up Scuba diving is a great opportunity because although scuba diving is extremely fun it also improves your fitness and improves your body tone. In fact in just diving for just 30 minutes of scuba diving can burn 400 calories for an average person. Most divers last around about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the diver’s experience level and the type of diving they choose to do, it’s not uncommon to burn 500+ calories during one dive. So if you want to be fitter scuba diving is great, it’s nothing like going to the gym and much more excitable and fun to do!
Scuba diving can become a great hobby, not only for you, but it’s even better when you’re out with friends, but if your friends or family aren’t up for diving then as many people enjoy scuba diving it’s common for people to make new friends. Our lessons consist of 6 people per instructor, and often after the lessons people go for a drink and talk after which is the best way to get to know people. Plus you never know you could find a diving buddy you’ll soon go diving with around the world.
As a final added bonus, having a PADI scuba diving certification on you CV makes you stand out from the crowd the next time you apply for that dream job!
To learn more about how scuba diving improves your fitness check out our Scuba Diving Gets you fit blog.
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