Facts about scuba diving
We are already aware of the fact that a human body is not meant for surviving under water. The aquatic creatures and their life under have always fascinated us to such a great extent that we are even ready to dive deep into the seas and oceans just to find out more about them and free your soul. Scuba diving is one such underwater sports activity that allows us to go deep down under and explore the hidden underwater treasures. There are some people who indulge in this activity not only for the sake of fun but also for research purposes.
With your new certification card tucked proudly in your wallet, you are anxious to plan your first exciting scuba diving vacation. Where do you begin? Maybe you will only call the local travel agent and tell them to book it – or you could customize your very own adventure of a lifetime!
Pick a destination. This will have a lot to do with the budget you have allotted for the trip, as airfare is a lot more expensive the further you fly. Whether you will be driving to a nearby dive spot or flying half way around the world, it is important to research the destination. Great tips can often be gained from the dive school where you were certified. Instructors and clubs affiliated with the school or shop can provide a wealth of information, personal stories, and even photos from numerous dive destinations.
Will you take your personal dive equipment or use rental gear on location? Bringing all of the gear is only practical if you are driving; it is simply easier and more convenient to let the local dive shop outfit you in another country. The only supplies you will need from home are your certification card, a dive log, and maybe your mask. Don’t let a leaking mask ruin an otherwise perfect dive opportunity!
Research the local dive shops or scuba tour groups you will use. Ask for referrals before booking anything! Try to arrange discounts on rental gear for reserving several boat dives. Ask for advice on what dive spots are appropriate for your level of scuba certification.
Find out what lodging options fit your budget and style. Ask about scuba packages that may be available at a preferred rate. Find out if any units have kitchens so that you can save money by preparing a few meals on your own.
Non-scuba activities are also crucial to assess. Do your interests include golf and tennis? Sailing or kayaking? Do you want to relax on a beautiful white sand beach with a great book while not under water diving? Do you want to be around lots of bars, clubs, and restaurants for exciting nightlife or would you prefer to relax on a remote stretch of sand? If you plan to do some of your cooking, check to see if there is a grocery store convenient to your hotel.
With the planning finished you now have months or weeks to savor the anticipation of a fantastic scuba diving trip. If it’s been a while since your last dive, plan to brush up your skills in a refresher class before the trip. Have a great time!