But, we love to take as many people as possible out diving too.
We don’t need a reason to go diving, we need a reason NOT to go. But, to convince you there is absolutely nothing like scuba diving in this world and that it is absolutely the best thing there is; we have made a short list of the best reasons to go diving.
Remember, it’s only a short list. Not because we couldn’t think of anything else to add but because there are SO MANY reasons to go diving and we had to contain ourselves.
It’s different everywhere you go, every time you go
You can dive in tropical waters all over the world. From the many beautiful spots in South-East Asia, to the Caribbean ocean in Middle America or to the famous Great Barrier Reef in Australia. But diving is not only for in the tropical oceans. Diving can be done in the ice cold waters in Antarctica, Iceland and even in the lakes of Austria. Every destination brings its own charm and adventures, along with the different creatures you will find all over the world. But that doesn’t mean that multiple dives at the same dive site bring the same experiences. Every dive is different, every time you’ll see other creatures, discover new spots. You and your buddy could go diving together and yet both experience the dive completely different from each other. No dive is the same!
Explore the rest of the world
70% of the world consists of water – why only explore 30%? Diving allows us to see more of the world. There are currently around 230.000 species discovered in the ocean, and it is expected that 60 to 80 per cent of species in the World’s oceans still remain undiscovered. Discovering the underwater world is truly an incredible experience and completely different from earth as you know it. Find marine life you have never witnessed with you own eyes before! Being able to take part in this world, to see all of these fish in their natural habitat is an experience you will never forget. The moment you swim among the ocean dwellers and let them inspect and accept you, is truly amazing.
It is the most peaceful place to be
Diving is a great way to get away from all the noise, the traffic and the troubles in the world. As soon as you descend into the waters you hear nothing but your own breathing under water. No talking, no phones ringing, all communication goes via hand signals. When you’re below the surface you completely forget about what’s happening on land, and what keeps you busy. For that hour you are under the water it’s just you and your thoughts.
You can swim without restrictions
Snorkelling is a great way to have a glimpse of what’s going on under water. Though not being able to breath underwater requires you to come back to the surface every time to gasp for air. This limits you, as you cannot stay underwater for too long and so you can’t go too deep either. Scuba diving allows you to move freely underwater and makes you feel you are part of the marine life.
Another great thing is that diving is the closest thing to flying. Hardly having to deal with gravity makes you feel like you’re weightless and flying into the blue.
The people you meet
Wherever you dive, you will always be in great company. It’s great to hear how other people have experienced that dive and you will often find yourself sharing your stories before and after the dive. Many friendships have started during a course or fun dive, even marriages originated from meetings like this! You all share the same passion for the ocean and feel bonded with one another. No matter what you do for living, what your car looks like or what kind of friends you have, diving makes you feel connected and equal.
Now, there are a million more reasons to go diving. What is your reason? Or, if you have never dived before, what’s holding you back?