Ahoy there, landlubbers! There’s a whole world you are missing out on below the surface! Get a scuba diver’s point of view on why you must scuba dive. Go on, dip that toe!
Getting my PADI Open Water Diving Certification in the Maldives is something that taught me a lot about myself and also re-instilled my love for the ocean, once again proving what a water baby I am 🙂
Diving is something that I feel everyone must try at least once in their lifetime and here’s why you should make that leap (dive) of faith.
Why You Must Scuba Dive (At least once in your life)
When you scuba dive, you simply leave all your problems at the surface and become at peace and one with nature. The further down you go, the farther away your problems seem. It is the perfect way to get that relaxation that you need!
Get to Know Yourself
In the fast-paced world that we live in, it’s easy to get lost in all the mayhem and not have time for yourself. Diving tests your skills of self-preservation, patience, and self-control. Underwater, it’s just you. Breathing control, saving body heat and making only deliberate actions in order to save your air, are few of the things you add to your skill set, which you can use on dry land as well! No matter how many buddies you dive with, at the end of it all, the experience you take away is uniquely yours.
The BEST Way to See the World
Ever had the dream of seeing the world? Well, since 71% of the earth is covered by water, the most logical way to see it would be through that snorkel. You can definitely make your best memories in the most unlikely of places.
One Universal Language
There is no religion, caste, race or gender underwater (this is my favourite part). There’s just one universal sign language, and bonding with your buddies without words or inhibition. Discrimination does not exist, it teaches you how powerful body language is and how to appreciate all your other senses.
Sense of Freedom
Neither floating nor drowning underwater is buoyancy control. Once you master this, without the risk of being cliché, the world is your oyster.
Diving gives you that desired feeling of weightlessness and the sense of freedom which you cannot experience anywhere, even gravity can’t bring you down!
Depth of Discovery
Once underwater, you will experience creatures you never dreamed of. The colours, shapes and sizes will never cease to amaze you. Experiencing a vast array of fish, following sea turtles, watching marine life eating, playing or simply being, spotting your first electric eel or shark, exploring a historic shipwreck or looking at beautiful live corals, each will be a unique experience of its own.
“What you can see and experience is limitless. Nature will always surprise you”.
Divers, you know what I’m talking about. And no, it’s not a reference from the movie “The Fault in Our Stars”!