The most popular myths are: Scuba diving is too difficult There is no place this area where you can dive and scuba gear costs too much, or my most favorite is that diving is dangerous or too extreme.
Let’s begin with the most important one Scuba diving is either too extreme for the average person or it’s hazardous. The first step is to be aware that humans have inherent risks that are beyond our manage. (As the current commercial states, “It could be other humans”). Scuba diving, in fact, does carry inherent risks associated with it. If you’re properly trained and adhere to safety guidelines that nearly every certifying agency (i.e. PADI NAUI, SSI, etc.) recommends your safety, the risk of injury is greatly decreased. We believe instructors are the most important impact on your safety in the future. If they’re not good then most likely, your experience will be a disaster as well. (please be aware that in the event that you have had a bad experience with an instructor do not quit diving. seek out a new instructor for you to learn with).
In terms of being an extremely sport I’ve not witnessed scuba diving being promoted by Mountain Dew or promoted in the X Games, so it could not be so extreme! The reason for this, aside from the humor, that diving got the bad rap for as an extreme activity was that the original equipment for scuba diving didn’t promote the feeling of being relaxed and secure when in water. I can tell this because I first started diving using a lot of the equipment. When I look back and if I were to decide to dive over other sports I would have stuck with other pursuits. The days of longing in the rearview mirror diving equipment has contributed to making you feel safer when in water. It also makes you more relaxed in the water, and more comfortable on the sea. A properly designed equipment can enhance your capabilities. Scuba equipment can take the extreme aspect of diving.
Is the price of your equipment for scuba too costly? Do you remember what I’ve said that the proper equipment will make a difference in your ability to dive confidently and with confidence. However If you’re planning to outfit your entire self with a complete scuba equipment kit could cost anything from $500 to holy beans! Scuba equipment is best considered as lifesaving equipment, and therefore, cost-effective isn’t always the answer. What you intend to do during your dive adventures is the thing you should base your purchasing decisions. The locations you plan to dive in are likely to have a greater impact on the things you buy than the price. This is why you have to rely on a professional to assist you in the buying procedure. They should be knowledgeable and will discuss with you the things you want for in your divingexperience, and then assist you make the right choices regarding equipment.
Be aware that you don’t have to buy everything at once. You can purchase things at a time as money becomes available. If not, you’ll have to have to lease the needed equipment until the point where you can purchase. Whatever your location it is likely that you will need to come across an underwater shop that can assist you in making those choices.
If there are dive shops for scuba diving all over the world, does that mean you are able to dive nearly everywhere? Sure. I’ll let you in on a little-known fact: the first founders of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) originated from the Chicago region. If they could come up with ways to dive there, you could probably take a scuba dive wherever you are. It’s not necessary to be within an hour’s drive or so of either an hour of Florida Keys, or the Gulf of Mexico. You don’t even have to be located within an hour’s distance from or even the Catalina Islands in California. Although these islands allow for a diver’s lifestyle, divers are able to take a dive on any of the Great Lakes or even those lakes close to your home. There are numerous quarries across the United States which dive shops use to certify individuals. Additionally numerous lakes that can be used for diving scuba too. I am located in the Midwest located away from Chicago and within Northwest Indiana. If conditions are right, I’ll be diving at shipwrecks in just a few hours of my house.
If you’re looking to know where the locals go diving, visit the dive shop to determine the dive locations they use. There is a good chance that it’s within the area of their locality. If they truly desire to have you dive, they’re likely to arrange trips to further afield to dive. Doesn’t that sound like a breeze?
Recall the earlier discussion regarding equipment and perception. Diving has become simpler. For any certification agency we ask what your current health condition is. If you have questions about your health, we’ll need a physician to confirm the ability of you to dive. If they are able to clear you and you are able to dive, then we’re good to go out and begin exploring. There’s a physical aspect of diving, there is no doubt about it. I strive to minimize the stress as much as feasible. On the other hand there is also the mental aspect to diving. A lot of people focus with the mental side of diving than the physical.