Why is scuba diving so awesome?

Scuba diving in Goa

There is nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the Ocean

– Dave Barry

As human beings, have an innate curiosity to explore the new and unexplored. Be it the discovery of new planets or a journey to the long-lost islands, we have been continuously trying to explore it all. The thrill and excitement to watch and discover new worlds is mind-boggling and this awesomeness doubles up when one plans to explore the beautiful underwater world filled with the wonder and mystery of unknown.

The vast majority of our planet is underwater and still waiting to be discovered. No wonder, the legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin finds Scuba diving to be the most exciting thing he can do on the planet! But what makes scuba diving so awesome and gives it an edge over other experiential activities one could take up to admire the beauty of this world?

Discover the beauty of underwater

Scuba diving in Indonesia
Credit: Ilse Reijs and Jan-Noud Hutten, Flickr

Scuba diving gives you access to underwater life in a way that is impossible and unmatched by any other means. No matter you are taking up diving professionally or for recreational purposes, you have ample of opportunities to explore the beautiful marine life, the colorful coral, the reefs, the exotic aquatic animals and much more than you can ever imagine. And you would be one of the few people on this planet to have ever experienced this exotic world!

It’s great for your fitness!

Scuba diving in Goa
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In Scuba diving you are constantly moving against the force of water, resulting in a good cardio workout and strength training. Scuba diving also increases the amount of oxygen in your blood, speeding the healing process. Also Scuba diving acts as a great stress reliever for anyone.

Great for socializing

Scuba diving in Pondicherry

Scuba diving is an activity where you have to completely trust and depend on your buddy once you are underwater. In case you travel alone, don’t worry. You will be assigned a buddy within your dive group and you will learn to trust and appreciate your partner in no time!

Lets you travel!

Scuba diving in Lakshadweep

Some of the best scuba destinations in the world are remote and are mostly visited only by scuba travelers. Scuba diving lets you travel to these exotic places which you would probably never go to otherwise

Take back the memories

Scuba diving in Netrani
Credit: Ilse Reijs and Jan-Noud Hutten, Flickr

Long ago, scuba diving was all about getting into the underwater and capturing all the vivid experiences swimming besides the aquatic animals. But now times have changed and the good news is that scuba diving is no longer alien to the rapidly growing technology. This means that one could take back actual memories of this wonderful experience with them by photographing candid moments while diving. Water proof cameras designed for scuba divers are working as a blessing for all the people out there who want to treasure and relive this blissful experience of going underwater time and again.

Easy to learn

Scuba diving course

A number of people give up their fun filled fantasies of exploring the sea and oceans because they fear that scuba diving is a tough task that is extremely hard to learn. This is only  a misconception and scuba diving is easy to learn and one needs to devote relatively little time to master this sport. All you need is a basic certification from a recognized scuba diving institute that imparts both theoretical and practical knowledge and you are good to go down in the water for recreational purposes. Although one needs to do a specialized course in order to take up professional scuba diving but taking up this fun activity as a hobby is quite simple and uncomplicated task taking only a few days.

Scuba diving is incredible in India

Scuba diving in Andamans
Credit: Arun Katiyar, Flickr

India’s vast coastline stretching for over 8000 KM and containing numerous island groups and fine beaches has rich marine life with corals, reefs and many exotic aquatic animals. Places like Goa, Pondicherry, Netrani, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep cater to all kinds of scuba enthusiasts from beginners to professionals and the best part of diving around India is most of it is still unexplored!

1 thought on “Why is scuba diving so awesome?

  1. my experience in scuba diving in goa was awesome. yes i was scared but my mentors took care of me like baby they are so patience with every one that when our fear disappeared we didn’t know n we were diving with them so smoothly . Now i can say even our sea is beautiful n i am going to explore even more thanks west coast adventures you guys r awesome

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