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What Should a PADI Scuba Diving Course Teach you?
#Scubadiving in #Malta was fantastic. As were the team, the #nature and discovering a whole new underwater world. It's a perfect #active day out and afterwards I felt extremely proud that I had accomplished this amazing experience.
If you love water and life underwater, then you should consider a PADI scuba diving course. It could open up new horizons and you would be able to enjoy the above in any part of the world featuring a PADI centre.
If you love water and life underwater, then you should consider a PADI scuba diving course
Your swimming skills will be tested beforehand and you should feel prepared to step out of your comfort zone for certain exercises that need to be completed. To give some honest and personal answers to the question featured in the title, I will have to start thinking back of my two days spent training.
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It should give you a sense of safety underwater. Scuba diving is not the most dangerous of sports, but it can still be considered extreme [for the simplest of all reasons: humans just can’t breathe underwater] and there are, of course, risks.
Being able to tackle them and to feel secure and relaxed underwater comes with time. Two or three days are not nearly enough to instil the safety procedures to your diving behaviour, but they’re a solid start. It should give you a sense of respect for water and for life underwater. As a person who loves watersports and practices several of them, water is not an environment to be treated lightly. Nature is still nature, at the end of the day, and part of its beauty resides in the fact that it is unpredictable, be it currents, surf, visibility, poisonous animals and plants. Water is also a very vulnerable environment, so we should protect it, to be able to enjoy it longer and to also allow others to do that.
It should convince and re-convince you that scuba diving is FUN and should only be practised if it feels this way. In the beginning, when simply doing a test-dive, you are probably not aware of the dangers and risks and are able to relax and enjoy your experience. As the talk of risks and dangers reaches your ears, your mind starts to wonder. And it’s furthermore difficult to even train correctly when you know what could happen in case you fail. However, laughter and detachment should be important features of a diving course even if it’s serious business; tears and frowns should not be welcomed.
Because when scuba diving starts being anything else than fun, you should discontinue its practice. In the end, some people learn faster, others are slower. The most important thing is keeping your passion for water alive and not trading it for anything else. Even if you seem to lose it, you will regain it when it’s strong.
The most important thing is keeping your passion for water alive
Did Watercolours Dive Centre in Sliema live up to the expectations and were the elements listed above met? Did this Maltese city play the part of an excellent course host?
Glancing at the bright sun in the beautiful bay should convince you to give it a shot. The warm welcome of the dive centre’s owner and the smiles on his face after a long day of struggles should also convince you to give it a shot. Make you plant seeds for a brighter future. With bubbles.