You want to Scuba Dive, Silent World Divers Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Most frequently asked questions non-divers ask when it comes to getting a recreational scuba diving certification.
It is a great way to encourage people to go scuba diving.
The idea of breathing underwater is an exciting concept. Getting in the water and completing yuor scuba diving certification is an easy process. If you have been swimming since you were a young child so getting into the water is not an issue.
It is estimated that there are only 6 million divers worldwide. That is less than 1% of our 7.7 billion world population. A very low number.
Scuba divers are such great ocean advocates and influencers. And with the horrible state of our ocean’s health, we definitely need more ocean lovers protecting our seas.
The fear and lack of awareness has stopped people from getting certified as a scuba diver. Fear of the unknown has robbed them of the joy of diving in our oceans.
You want to learn scuba diving
SCUBA DIVING is:
Scuba diving is an underwater activity that involves using special equipment to breathe underwater. The word SCUBA is an abbreviation for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
Scuba diving makes it possible for humans to explore the underwater world for a certain amount of time without having to resurface for air.
SCUBA DIVING SAFETY
Scuba diving is as dangerous as you allow it to be. Like most things in life, scuba diving does involve many hazards and risks. You could encounter equipment malfunctions, or experience physical problems that may cause injuries or even result in fatalities.
With proper scuba diving education and training, you can reduce these risks and dive as safely as possible. Dangerous situations while scuba diving can easily be avoided if you follow standard safety practices, which you will learn during your scuba diving certification.
GETTING A SCUBA DIVING CERTIFICATION
A scuba diving certification, also known as a C-card, is proof that you have completed and passed a scuba diving course under a scuba diving agency.
There are many scuba diving courses that you can take that will teach you to dive safely and properly in different underwater conditions and environments.
If you want to become a recreational scuba diver, you will want to get your Open Water Certification first.
You need to get a scuba diving certification to ensure that you undergo the proper training and education to safely do scuba diving.
If you are not scuba certified: Due to liability and safety issues, most reputable dive shops or dive centers will refrain from doing business with you, if you are unable to show them your scuba diving certification.
Scuba diving is incredibly popular so you will be able to find good diving centers anywhere in the world.
Touristic destinations will also have plenty of options when it comes to scuba diving for beginners. Many people love learning how to scuba dive in their next holiday vacation. So this is something that you could consider doing. We are a PADI & SSI dive shop.
If you want to try scuba diving you can do a Discover Scuba Diving or Try Scuba session. This is not a certification course, but it will allow you to scuba dive under supervision without getting certified.
A dive professional will supervise and guide you all throughout your Discover Scuba Diving or Try Scuba session. This short introductory to scuba diving course will allow you to explore the underwater world using scuba diving equipment.
Discover Scuba or Try Scuba Diving is a good way to experience what it feels like to breathe underwater without having to pay the certification fees. If you are hesitant to get your open water scuba diving certification, this trial session is always a good idea.
When Certified, Scuba diving certifications do not expire. Once you are certified as a scuba diver you are certified for life!
Once you are a certified scuba diver you can dive anywhere you want in the world! Just as long as you dive within the limits you are trained to do. Having a scuba diving certification will open new possibilities of exploration for you.
Having a scuba diving certification will open new possibilities of exploration for you. Some love diving in tropical (warm) waters while others prefer diving in temperate (cold) waters. There are many types of scuba diving activities you can try once you get certified. You can go diving in the oceans, rivers, lakes, quarries or any body of water that you can find. For as long as it is safe, of course!
There are many things to see and do when you know how to scuba dive. You can enjoy the beauty of complex coral reef systems and encounter wonderful marine animals. You can also explore caves, wrecks, and even man-made structures underwater once you have your scuba diving certification.
Many divers also enjoy doing underwater photography and videography. Others will get more certifications that will allow them to dive deeper and stay longer underwater.
Some love diving so much that they make careers out of it. They take on jobs and become dive guides, dive instructors, scientific divers, commercial divers.
There are plenty of things you can do once you have your scuba diving certification or certifications.
Not sure about getting scuba diving certified.
THERE ARE THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF SCUBA DIVING CERTIFICATION
The most basic scuba diving certification is the Open Water Diver. After completing this course, recreational divers have the option to continue their dive education and get certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver, and Rescue Diver. Specialty Dive Certifications are also available for divers wanting to learn highly specific skills and knowledge in diving.
OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION
If you are a certified open water diver, dive shops or dive centers will allow you to rent dive equipment, obtain air fills, go on boat dives with them and take additional dive courses with them.
Open Water Certification trains you to dive confidently and safely up to 18 meters (60 feet). As an open water diver, you may dive with a buddy of the same certification or higher without a dive professional’s supervision.
While some people will be content in just being an Open Water Certified diver, you might want to receive other scuba diving certifications so you can become a better scuba diver.
ADVANCED OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION
Advanced Open Water Certification is the next level or next course you might want to take after receiving your Open Water Course. This course will train you to dive up to 30-40 meters depending on the agency you use. This is something you might want to take since many of the best dive sites and dive experiences will require you to dive past 18 meters.
During your Advanced Open Water Certification, you will learn more skills that will help you become a more confident scuba diver.
RESCUE DIVING CERTIFICATION
The Rescue Diving Certification can be done by Advanced Open Water Certified Divers. This course teaches you to prevent and manage problems in the water. It will teach you what to do during emergency situations.
If you plan to have a career in diving, a rescue diving certification is one of the requirements to becoming a dive professional.
I am currently a PADI Rescue Diver. The PADI Rescue Diving Course is a scuba diving certification I highly recommend divers get especially if you scuba dive for fun.
SPECIALTY DIVING CERTIFICATION
Aside from the three scuba diving certifications mentioned previously, dive agencies might also offer specialty courses for recreational dives.
These scuba diving lessons are focused on specific areas of diving that scuba divers might be passionate about. Examples of these specialty dive courses are wreck diving, underwater photography, underwater naturalist, underwater navigation, dry suit, nitrox,…
These specialty diver certifications encourage recreational divers to expand their knowledge and skills in relation to the underwater world.
To give you an idea of what additional scuba diving certification you can take, here is a list of distinctive specialty courses for divers who love marine life.
Once you are certified, dive centers will recognize your certifications even if it is from another agency. For instance, if you are PADI certified open water diver, dive shops under SSI will still accept and recognize your certification.
HOW DEEP CAN I SCUBA DIVE
Scuba training agencies limit recreational diving depths to a maximum of 40 meters (130 feet). While this is the maximum limit for recreational diving, open water certification for most dive agencies will only train you to dive up to 18 meters (60 feet).
If you wish to do deeper dives beyond 40 meters, you can get certified as a technical scuba diver.
You are never too old to get a scuba diving certification! There is no maximum age limit when it comes to learning how to scuba dive.
I HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION
Many people with medical conditions are still able to go scuba diving. It is best to consult with your doctor if it is safe for you to go scuba diving given your medical condition. Prior to getting your scuba diving certification, you will also be asked to submit a medical clearance to prove that your fit to dive.
You can also check out Divers Alert Network an association which assists divers when it comes to dive emergency and safety. See DAN link at the bottom of this page.
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