For any person who loves the sea, the ultimate experience is perhaps to go scuba diving or even wreck diving. The thrill of going many miles below sea level is exciting and seeing parts of history or underwater creatures and reefs makes one truly appreciate the beauty of nature.
But to do this, you must be a certified diver. Primarily for the divers safety, The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and other scuba diving shops and groups offer classes and lessons for you to be a certified diver. You must also have complete diving equipment and diving gear to ensure that your safety and enjoyment are maximized.
When you consider joining diving classes, you might want to do it in any of the places listed below. They have scuba diving sessions and qualified instructors, and the best part is, you get to dive in the best diving spots in the world while you are still training.
- The Great Barrier Reef is still considered the best site for scuba diving. With diverse underwater creatures and well preserved reefs, it is definitely a diver’s paradise to see the grandness of the reef up close. And with its beauty, the reefs may even be seen from space. Now that is a lot to see when you are up close. If you are going to have diving lessons, why not do it in the best dive site in the world?
- If going down under is not your game, you can head to Cozumel, Mexico, where one of the world’s largest underwater cave is located. This dive spot also features a plane underwater, where you can actually feel like you are a part of history, or a Hollywood actor. The plane was destroyed underwater while it was being used as a prop for a movie during the 70’s.
- If Captain Jack and the Pirates of the Caribbean is your thing, head to Turks and Caicos. Known for its pirate-filled history and stories, this group of tropical isles is now a secluded place where the richer people seek refuge. However, there are still other sites in the area where you can enjoy being in one of the best dive spots as ranked by PADI.
- If your idea of scuba diving classes is one with a bit (or bite) of adventure, head to the Maldives. Maldives has an area called Shark Point, and you can find out for yourself why that area is called that. But we suggest you take extra caution when you go for that bit (or bite) of adventure in your classes.
Just like any other sport, your safety and security should be the topmost priority. Always listen to professional advice about dive sites and times where it is safe and perfect for diving. Much care is needed because nature really packs a powerful force and is very unpredictable.
Remember to practice, suit up with your gear, and you are on your way to discovering the wonders of underwater life to share this experience with other people.