The real thrill of the ocean is when you go deeper, and discover what the underwater world of the scuba diver has to offer. There’s more to going to the beach than just building sand sculptures, and splashing in the waves.
A lot of reasons could be listed for becoming a scuba diver, and you might think the things I mention beyond your ability to accomplish.
But to truly experience the wonders of the sub-aquatic world can only be realized through personal involvement.
How about the fun of swimming plus the fun of scuba diving, all in one activity? Who doesn’t love swimming any way. We were born to be swimmers, and we love to exercise that gift don’t we?
Scuba is not just about floating underwater. It’s more about the pleasure you get on your way to where you do that floating.
Scuba gives you an element of exercise. Scuba does require energy, and the use of your muscles just to propel yourself through the water. Most especially if you fin against a current. You’ll burn a bunch of calories as you move about underwater. You’ll get plenty of exercise while you’re diving.
Scuba also needs discipline. That makes it largely beneficial to the younger generations. Scuba safety requires knowledge and practiced skills. If you don’t accept the discipline to get good at performing your diving skills, you’ll hurt yourself.
You also need discipline to make the amount of air you have in your tank go further. Practiced breathing techniques help you save scuba air to make your dive last longer, and let you enjoy your underwater sport more.
Perhaps you’re thinking of trying scuba as a lifetime career. You may find it fulfilling, and fun to earn your living underwater. The scuba professions aren’t necessarily high paying gigs, but you sure get to see some amazing sights.
Some scuba jobs pay pretty good though. Professionals in underwater construction and welding for instance do rather well. Or you might search for shipwrecks that hide valuable treasure.
Are you into photography? Why not try it underwater? The colors on the reef will amaze you, and if you’re good enough you can earn a nice income by selling your pictures. You’ll only need scuba gear, and your dive camera.
The sport of scuba diving is very fulfilling for the underwater enthusiast. Whether you dive for pleasure, or for a living, your desire for an underwater visit will burn after just a few days of living on dry land.
Go have a dive then. For us old divers scuba diving is the best sport the world offers.
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