August 28, 2018

Why learn to scuba dive?

Why learn to scuba dive? Good question. You’re not alone. This occurs to many people learning something new and so did we as scuba divers!

Did you know that the ocean covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface?  That means that most human beings only see about 1/3 of what this amazing world has to offer.  Not interested in the math?  Here are some of our favorite reasons for becoming a scuba diver:

The chance to meet friendly sea turtles and other sea animals

If you don’t scuba dive, you simply won’t have the chance to see many animals in the wild. And some of the most special encounters come with sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins and, yes, sharks!

Explore parts of the world that many don’t get to see

The ocean covers 71 percent of the earth’s surface. If your goal is to “see the world” then you’ll need to learn to scuba dive. Some of the best diving in the world is found in far-off places, from tiny islands in Indonesia to open-ocean outposts like the Galapagos Islands. And every dive destination has something different to offer, both in its underwater scenery and topside activities. Check out our other blogs to get some bucket-list inspiration. So where is your next scuba dive location?

You have a place to escape everyday technology and Zen out

For the most part, diving is serene.  You will hear yourself breathing, fish-eating coral, and the occasional noise-maker from your dive buddy trying to get your attention (hopefully to point out something incredible), but not much else.  Sounds nice, doesn’t it? There are no phone calls to answer or emails to respond to underwater. Your attention is focused on breathing and what you see through your mask (which most of the time is pretty awesome!).

Meet new people

Once you start diving, it’s like you join a global club. Why? Well, try seeing an 8-foot reef shark underwater and not talking about it back on the boat. Divers love to talk about their experiences, give tips and plan the next big adventure. Join the other 2.5 million people in the world with an active scuba diving certification.  It’s a great conversation piece and an easy ice-breaker when meeting other divers sharing the same passion.

The chance to explore the last undiscovered frontier

Explore wrecks from a different era that site at the bottom of the ocean including World War ships and planes, sacred Maya cenotes, walls plunging into the abyss and coral reefs buzzing with thousands of fish.


So, why wouldn’t you get scuba certified? You really should learn to dive; don’t you think?

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