Six Reasons to become a scuba diver: why you should get your diving certification
Six reasons why you should get your diving certification to make your life more fun!
Do something exciting, be a certified diver!
Even though all the diving gear may seem complicated, the only thing you can be sure of is that when you’re in the water, you don’t think about anything but being amazed and relaxing.
Here are six reasons that I hope will convince you to jump into the deep end as we did!
Learning to dive is so much easier than you think.
Granted, setting up the equipment is intimidating at first, but it’s straightforward to set up. So easy, in fact, that PADI allows diving from the age of 8.
A beginner’s dive course that follows the major diver training agencies such as CMAS, FFESSM, PADI, SSI or NAUI usually takes between 4 to 5 days, during which you will learn all the necessary skills you will need to become a safe diver.
Diving allows you to explore the ocean floor for a more extended period of time.
If you like snorkeling and freedom, you will love scuba diving. Sure, you’ll have to give up the freedom of movement you enjoy as a snorkeler because of the equipment required for scuba diving, but in return, you get a considerable amount of time to explore the underwater world.
You’ll especially appreciate the time and depth you’ll gain from scuba diving and the feeling of being part of this beautiful world.
Scuba diving is very relaxing
There are very few things in life that are as relaxing as a tropical dive in warm waters. Think about it, quietly exploring a beautiful reef with its myriad of sparkling coral fish, far away and out of reach of everyday life with its demands and problems, with nothing to listen to but the sound of your breath.
A serious study has shown that diving dissolves stress and has therapeutic virtues. HERE for the article
Scuba diving adds a new layer of excitement and adventure to your life
The more you dive, the more you want to discover the underwater world, and soon you will have a list of all the diving places you want to visit and all the fantastic aquatic creatures you want to meet. Think of diving with manta rays, sharks, whales, dugongs, or even small animals like pygmy seahorses or dancing shrimp.
Being a diver will make your vacation a “scuba diving vacation”, and your choice of destinations will most often be oriented towards the discovery of the ocean floor. Most of the time, scuba diving destinations that never crossed your mind will be present like Papua, Belize, Palau, or simply KOMODO. Being a diver will open the doors to unexpected destinations…
Scuba diving brings back the History
In all oceans, you will find wrecks that bear witness to their time, and in many cases, tragic reminders of war. The “Thistlegorm” in Egypt, for example, was a British supply ship carrying supplies for British troops when, during World War II, it was hit by a German bomb and sank.
The dive on this site is extraordinary since you can still see trucks, motorcycles, guns and rubber boots, and many other objects of war. The feeling of going back to the past is quite an extraordinary phenomenon!
There are also many historical sites submerged underwater, such as the “Cleopatra’s Palace”, complete with the Sphinx, which is now immersed in the harbor of Alexandria. Diving into these very unusual places, reminders of a past time, will always send shivers down your spine.
Meet new people from all walks of life and all over the world.
One thing you will love about scuba diving is the social “equalizer”. We’re all brought together here by the same passion. No matter where you are, discussions and sharing come naturally, and the divers are people who have been around a lot. It is an excellent source of information for your future trips.
We are located in an endemic reserve with a superb abundance of marine life. So come and relax with us in Komodo.