You’ve finally decided it! You’ll go for it! You will do your first scuba dive. Maybe it was a life dream or an on-the-spot decision, but now, here you are at the diving center. You ready to go. Soon you will be breathing underwater for the first time(PADI Discover SCUBA Diving) and then your life will change forever.
Whether you stop here or continue diving you will definitely realize that diving has a lot to offer. Apart from the technical knowledge, you’ll acquire important life values that can change you as a person.
Even though diving doesn’t require an athletic body, the diver’s good physical condition makes the whole experience more pleasant. When you realize that you might think twice before you smoke, eat unhealthily or drink alcohol again. You’ve taken your first step towards a much healthier lifestyle.
Diving is a social activity. You’ll understand that during your first day at the diving center. Everyone is there to help and they expect the same from you. So, good communication with your diving buddy and the other divers is actually what makes each dive special. The more “open” you are, the more you can get involved into the diving community.
Responsibility – Respect:
Water is not our natural habitat. Due to technology though we can visit it for a while. Therefore we shouldn’t forget that we are visitors. Respect for the underwater world is simply a must for divers. Each diver has the responsibility for himself and his buddy, to have the knowledge and gear that ensure his safety and ultimately protect the environment. If you achieve that apart from a good diver, you definitely are a good person.
Once you reach the bottom of the sea you are alone more or less. Of course there are other divers around, but you can’t talk to them. Surface sounds are far to listen to. So you are left alone with the sound of your breath and the voices in your head .This is the perfect moment to realize what really matters.Problems, anxiety and everyday matters fade away and you experience alone this peaceful underwater world. Time loses its meaning and all that matters is that you are alive and can still breathe.
The more you dive the more secrets of the mysterious word of the sea you will unravel. Sadly, you’ll also experience the environmental pollution. Once you see it with your own eyes you will want to change it and maybe embrace an ecological lifestyle(To find out ways to protect our ocean visit PADI website and learn more about Project Aware)