ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Sports and Recreation»
  • Individual Sports

Learn to Scuba Dive

Updated on June 16, 2012

I'd recommend Scuba diving to anyone, from the family that's looking for a fun activity to do whilst on vacation, to the thrill-seeking individuals amoungst us looking for an exctiting hobby.

If you haven't yet made up your mind on whether to learn how to scuba dive, hopefully this hub will give you some direction...

Available Courses

There is a wide variety of introductory courses in scuba diving. While some might be very short, say half a day, others are more involving and include a certification at the end of training. Though scuba diving courses may have a variety of names they are variations of the following scuba diving courses.

  • Scuba Diver

This course is specially designed for individuals who either don’t have the time to take on the full course or that don’t need any certification for the sort of scuba diving they hope to engage themselves in.

  • Discover Scuba Diving

Just like the name suggests, this course is an introduction for individuals who want to learn the basics of how to scuba dive and is usually half a day long. This course provides a first-hand experience of scuba diving under the supervision of an instructor.

  • Open Water Diver

This scuba dive course is the most prevalent of scuba diving courses and includes an introduction to scuba diving. Usually, the course takes about 3 days or more to complete. However, in some instances it could take much longer. Once you successfully complete this scuba diving course, you will receive a lifetime certification.

Places to Learn

Scuba diving is one of those activities that you could learn about no matter what part of the world you’re living in. It is important that you feel comfortable around your diving instructor and that you also get to learn about the various scuba diving certifications before you enroll for a scuba dive lesson. It's up to you to decide whether you would rather learn while you are on vacation or at a diving school local to you.

Once you've learnt how to dive, you'll be free to go on diving adventures all around the world! There's no time like the present, take the plunge and contact your local diving centre today!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Larry Wall 5 years ago

      I would have tried scuba diving--grew up watching Sea Hunt, but I cannot swim. I have taken lessons to no avail. One instructor said I had a negative kick that sent me down inste4ad of forward.

      When I was a newspaper reporter a diving company had its headquarters in the town I was work and had several self-contained and self-propelled diving devices. I said you really do not need to know how to swim do you? The owner answered back, that was right, but if you manged to get back to the surface at a place other than where you were supposed to be, swimming might come in handy.

    • AllYouNeedToKnow profile image

      AllYouNeedToKnow 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Hi, thanks for commenting. It's funny, I'm actually a terrible swimmer, but I love to dive!

    • handymanbill profile image

      Bill 5 years ago from western pennsylvania

      I have tried diving and it is great. I went on vacation several years ago to the British Virgin Isles.They offered diving twice a day, being that I love to swim to start with I did it every day. Great Post and Shared