Scuba diving is an exciting water sport. To be eligible to learn it, you must be at least 10-12 years old. This course if taken on a full-time basis can be completed between 3-5 days. If a person is doing it on a part-time basis, he can complete according to his convenience. Individuals who learn this course while they’re on a vacation, prefer to do it full time.
Basic scuba diving certification course is an open water diving course taught by a certification agency. This course trains you to learn the scuba diving methods which will let you become an independent diver.
The basic stages involved in learning scuba diving are:
Stage 1: Understanding the concept of diving
As soon as you register for diving, you’re given literature and DVDs to understand diving. You can research on your own or there’s the option of classroom study. Online courses are also offered. Various institutes supply e-learning material for their students. After the conclusion of the program, a test is held. Passing the test prepares you for the next stage.
When you understand the concepts of diving completely,you’re ready to be trained in confined waters such as a swimming pool or a calm shore. The first phase of underwater training is ideally done in shallow waters where you are able to stand under water. After training, you will gradually gain the assurance of staying under water. Then you can venture into deeper confined waters. As soon as you’re comfortable under water, you are ready for the next phase.
Phase 3: Open Water Diving
All the preparation finally culminates to achieving the primary purpose of scuba diving in open waters. Open water diving is diving in large seas or oceans. Originally, open water diving is done by going down with diving instructors. After a few such sessions, the man or woman is prepared for independent scuba-diving.
Some training institutes offer the facility of’referral training’. Referral training is when you’re able to finish the concept and the confined water training stages at your house location, and have the flexibility to complete the open water period at any location of your choice.
This sport isn’t very difficult to learn. After becoming a certified diver, you have the option of exploring the seas and oceans throughout the world. You can enjoy the gorgeous coral reefs and diverse marine life underwater.