If you always wanted to experience a bit of adventure and discover some incredible marine life, scuba diving sounds like fitting right in place. Getting scuba dive certified is definitely worth it; you will challenge yourself in all levels you wouldn´t imagine, physically and mentally and furthermore it will open your eyes to a whole new world and boost all your senses.
In case you feel doubtful, we give 5 reasons why you should scuba dive for your next adventure.
Take your beach holiday to a new level
Scuba diving can add some extra adventure to any beach holiday. Discover new underwater sceneries, species and maybe even wrecks while doing something active. Diving is also a great activity for the whole family and a great way to meet some awesome people along the way.
Experience a new world
You just have to dive under the waves to be transported to a magical world. Whether you’re in a tropical coral reef or you’re diving in a cenote, scuba diving is actually incredibly peaceful. You can move freely in all directions without the restriction of gravity you are used to feeling. If there is anything that comes close to flying, diving is probably it.
You get to really see the world
Once you discover the amazing feeling of diving, you will plan your holidays in a completely different way. You search for new exciting places to dive, maybe even create your own scuba bucket list. It’s impossible to spend time under the water and not learn to love and respect the oceans. Oceans cover 71% of the Earth, so if you really want to see the world, scuba diving gives you access to the 2/3 parts a tiny number of people dare to explore.
Get to see some epic marine animals
Coral reefs are the most diverse of marine ecosystems and because they are so diverse, they are often called the rainforest of the sea. Sometimes we go to aquariums, but nothing compares to watch animals in their own habitat. You can get to see dolphins, whale sharks, manta rays, turtles among many others.
You get to travel to exotic places to fulfill your diving desires. This might be the best of the 5 reasons why you should scuba dive. It may really change your life! Live in exotic destinations, spend your days at the beach, on the boat and underwater, sharing your passion for the underwater world. You can change your lifestyle completely or change destinations every time you have long holidays.
Diving is not only exciting; it can also be very relaxing when you glide through the water, only hearing your breath. With this contact with nature, you will learn to respect the oceans more. This will completely change your mind. Get certified with underwater cowboy and get ready to live a whole new adventure.
My Experience with Underwater Cowboy
– Learning to Scuba Dive
I have always wanted to learn how to scuba dive but have put off taking classes over the years due to the cost and amount of time it takes. Well, I finally went ahead and signed up for the PADI Open Water Diver certification class through Underwater Cowboy so that I could do some diving on a Western Caribbean cruise that I was taking this coming up summer. The experience was a joy the whole way through.
I live in New Jersey and knew I had a limited amount of time in Miami so I utilized the PADI eLearning feature, where you can do all of your course work online! Although each module takes between 30-40 minutes, they are easy to follow and are packed with fun little videos. The eLearning course allows you to learn on your own time; I took about three weeks to slowly go through the videos and take the tests.
The day before my classes with Underwater Cowboy, I stopped into the dive shop he works with to buy a mask (specially fitted for me), fins, a wetsuit, and a snorkel. Everyone at the shop was extremely helpful and I even managed to buy everything I wanted in pink! Classes begin bright in early but are still a joy in the warm Florida sun.
The first two days we headed down to the confined water area to learn the basics of scuba diving. My instructor, Capt. Dan was wonderful and did a great job making me feel calm while learning to breathe underwater. The third day of class we headed off to open water for two shore dives. What an experience! I was able to see lots of sea urchins, starfish, and pretty shells. It was a perfect environment for my first dives out in the open water. The fourth and final day of class was by far the most exciting! We boarded a boat and jetted off to dive two different sites. Both dives were exhilarating. The instructor thought me so well – and I was able to dive in Cozumel and Isla Roatan when I was on my Caribbean cruise.