10 Reasons You Need To Learn To Dive Today

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If you you’re not a diver already, you ought to be! and here are 10 reasons why…

1. You’ll visit places you probably wouldn’t otherwise…

Once you’ve taken the plunge, you’ll start travelling differently. The way you pick your destinations will dramatically change. Questions like, “can I dive there?” will start to creeping into your travel plans. You won’t visit a place simply because it’s hot, has great beaches, or because it’s long been on your travel list. Rather, you’ll want to research local dive sites and biodiversity. It won’t take long before you’re searching for places that offer great diving opportunities, taking you to countries you may have never dreamed of.

2. The world is 70% water!

With 70% of our planet submerged in water, that’s 70% of the world out-of-bounds to the non-diver. There’s a whole world beyond terra firma, from elaborate caves systems to complex ecosystems, from shipwrecks to colourful coral reefs. As a diver, the world is your oyster!

3. Exclusive access…

Put simply, there’s no other way to get up close and personal with sharks, dolphins, eels, rays and large tropical fish. By learning to dive, you’ll gain full access to a plethora of marine environments worldwide. You can be pretty sure that each time you resurface, you’ll have a new story to tell!

4. Life skills…

When you learn to dive, you don’t just learn to breathe underwater. With multiple certifications to gain, you’ll not only become a proficient diver, but a team player. You’ll build your confidence, learn transferable skills such as first aid and hone your ability to take control under pressure. You may even go on to become a divemaster or Instructor, opening up an entire new world of employment opportunities worldwide!

5. Experience true freedom!

Jacques Yves Cousteau said it best…

“From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free”

6. Because you can…

SCUBA diving has been around since the 1940’s, meaning previous generations went by without the exclusive access to the oceans available to us today. SCUBA diving is no longer what it was in the 1940’s. It’s easier and more accessible than ever before, and there’s no better time to get involved.

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7. Escape the trappings of life…

Being fully submerged in water means kissing goodbye to those sacred mobile phones. In today’s world with social media and mobile technology occupying practically every last detail of our lives, it’s hard to think of any other time we go without. SCUBA will not only force you to leave your phone behind, but will cause you to forget it even exists. Any diver will tell you that your problems disappear the moment you sink beneath the surface.

8. Make new friends

Diving is a vast community. By learning to dive you’ll instantly join a community of like-minded people from all over the world. Dive by day, socialize by night, or visa versa! You’ll learn to trust total strangers with your life, forging a bond that is unbreakable!

9. Raise awareness!

Diving exposes you to the fragility of life underwater, and the extent to which humans are impacting our oceans. It’ll open your eyes and turn you into a conscious ambassador for our planet!

10. Push your boundaries!

The idea of diving can be a daunting and scary thought for many, but there’s really nothing to be afraid of. By suiting up and submerging yourself in the depths of the ocean, you’ll put your fears aside and realise your full potential.

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