Diving as a hobby
Are you looking for entertainment and an active new hobby? Consider scuba diving. It's a great way to get out and see a world that a significant portion of the population has never experienced. While snorkeling, you will get the opportunity to see schools of fish up close and personal, feel weightless, and feel a wave of relaxation.
Diving - snorkeling (in English). The word diving has already firmly entered the languages of the world and has become popular among divers. Even Jacques-Yves Cousteau, together with his friend the French engineer Genyan, created an association of independent scuba divers. And the era of diving began from that moment, as a sport and entertainment. With the advent of independent scuba divers, diving began to develop rapidly as a tourism industry, accompanied by the creation of numerous international federations and underwater research associations, which now have millions of fans around the world.
The first step to becoming a scuba diver is to get certified. Diving into water without proper training is not only dangerous, but it can even be fatal to you. There are many diving permit agencies.
These institutions will teach you how to be a safe and efficient diver and how to avoid, recognize and deal with underwater problems.
During these certification courses, you will also be introduced to the required equipment as well as gain experience in water and controlled environments.
There are various levels of scuba certification, however, whether you are a beginner or an experienced instructor, any level of experience will give you precious access to some of the most beautiful and rarely seen sights in the world.
There is standard equipment required for divers: wetsuit; mask and snorkel; cargo belt; flippers; knife; computer (decompressimeter); regulator; BCD (buoyancy compensator); bag; lamp; equipment for underwater photography, video, communications, tugs (torpedoes), boats, aircraft, etc. Typically, these materials are available for rent from dive shops. Always check the condition of the equipment before diving into the water.
Depending on your location, you may need a wetsuit. Wetsuits provide you with full body protection from the sun and sharp rocks or coral reefs that can pierce your skin if you run into it. Dry suits are required for cold weather and climates and generally require certification to be used.
In a tropical climate, you will dive into salt water and be amazed by brightly colored schools of tropical fish, see sea turtles, octopuses, vibrant soft corals and more. In cold climates, the waters may be salty or fresh. However, visibility in general will not be as ideal as when diving in a tropical climate.
Depending on your location, diving can become your main weekend hobby or just a pleasure to enjoy during your holidays in warmer regions. No matter how often you decide to "dip", it's a hobby you're bound to love.