If you’re not a scuba diver, chances are you don’t quite understand what all the fuss is about. You may be thinking “Why do scuba divers love diving so much?” The truth is…There are so many reasons! So many in fact, we thought we’d just share 10.
Here are the top 10 reasons we love scuba diving:
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Scuba diving is a community. There are always options to meet new people with a common interest, find dive buddies and make new friends.
“One of my favourite things about diving trips is that you have people from everywhere, all ages and all walks of life, come together and have a blast over a week.” – Emma Burdett, Dolphin Scuba.
2. Great for all ages and fitness levels
Did you know that you don’t have to be young or super fit to scuba dive?
Yep! That’s one of the many wonderful things about scuba diving – there are different types of dives and environments to suit your level of experience, age and fitness.
Think you’re not fit enough to dive? Think again.
3. The ocean
Perhaps the thing we love about diving the most, is of course, the ocean itself.
The ocean is perhaps one of the most beautiful things this earth has to offer and the marine life, the coral and everything else in between just make it even more beautiful to immerse yourself in.
4. Getting better photos than your friends
Let’s face it. There are no photos quite like underwater photos and we love getting better photos than our friends, especially after a dive holiday.
Putting aside the fact they simply look better, photos taken underwater give you a whole new perspective.
5. A new point of view
When you’re diving, you’re in a whole new world – a new fantastic point of view…
And being in this whole new world, really opens up your world and enables you to see things you never thought you’d see. You’re seeing the ocean and the marine life front on, rather than from above and with the sun shining down on you, it’s like you’re looking up into the light – You could almost describe it as an ‘awakening’, as if you can finally see.
6. An inexpensive hobby
Hobbies can be expensive, but scuba diving doesn’t have any membership fees. And, what you may not realise, is that for less than $2,000 you can complete your diving course and get all the equipment you need – really!
Another amazing reason diving isn’t an expensive hobby, is that Perth has a huge number of shore dive options, meaning your dive may only cost you a $7 air fill.
Why? Our stunning Perth coastline has many structures such as underwater limestone, reefs and jetties that make it easy to access amazing dive spots straight off the beach so you can explore these ideal habitats for an abundance of marine life.
We love walking straight back onto the beach for a bbq with our dive buddies – talk about convenient and fun!
Don’t forget about the potential to catch fresh seafood too! Licences aren’t pricey and usually fairly easy to obtain.
7. Personal development
We love that with scuba diving, there is always more to learn.
There is always an opportunity to update your skills and knowledge and go deeper, stay down longer and learn how to use different equipment.
Personal development is priceless.
Our bodies were made to move and scuba diving is a great way to do it.
In fact, PADI has done quite a bit of research on scuba diving and fitness, and estimates that an average shore-dive in temperate water burns as much as 600 calories per hour — the same as jogging!
So, what are you waiting for? Get diving!
9. Mental health benefits
Good mental health is vital to living a long and happy life. We love that scuba diving assists with this.
How? Think about it… The water is silent and soothing, everything is in slow motion and you’re in another world. It’s an hour out of your day to be weightless, quiet and present. What better way to be mindful?
In fact, studies have shown that regular scuba diving helps to relieve stress, improves concentration capacity and increases your overall emotional wellbeing.
As divers, we really feel the difference in ourselves when we don’t dive – we’ve missed out on our meditation, our daily opportunity to release and forget about everything else going on in the world.
10. Sea air, sun and salty water
It’s a fact. Sea air, sunshine and salty water is good for you.
Not only does being out in the sea air feel refreshing and invigorating, as well as relaxing and peaceful, studies have shown that after time spent at the beach you sleep better and feel better and the salt air can be good for your lungs too.
The seawater is particularly beneficial to the skin, increasing its elasticity and improving its outer appearance
Just being outdoors and getting a dose of vitamin D of course helps with this too.
So, there you have it, there are so many reasons we love diving and it’s not hard to see why!
Do you have a scuba diving friend who is always telling you the reasons why they love to dive?
Send your friend the link to this blog, get them to refer you to learn to dive with Dolphin Scuba, and you’ll both receive a $30 credit referral reward.
At Dolphin Scuba in Welshpool, Perth, our experienced team of scuba diving instructors put their heart into all levels of training, from learning to dive all the way up to instructor, technical and rebreather training.
Ready to add scuba diving to your life or simply want to find out more?
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