The mysteries of the deep have long proven a draw to man, who spent years trying to perfect a way in which to explore the exciting underwater environment. And nowadays advancements in technology mean that diving is a pastime that is accessible to all who are willing to invest a little effort.
If the idea of exploring under the sea is one that appeals to you, then you will need to look into learning to dive in order to ensure that you will be safe in the water. Here we look at some popular choices of diving instruction options.
Learn to Dive at Home or Away?
For those who are looking to learn the basic principles of diving and acquire an internationally recognised PADI diving qualification there are two basic options. First of all, you can begin to take diving lessons at home. Lessons are held at locations such as leisure centers and allow the amateur to learn the basic skills necessary to be able to safely take to the water.
The advantages of learning to dive near home are that, firstly, this is likely to be a less expensive option than an in resort course, and secondly, if you intend to invest in a diving break later on you will already have mastered the basics, giving you more time explore and enjoy the waters away from home.
If, however, you want to combine learning to dive with a pleasurable getaway, then you may wish to invest in a resort based diving course, where initial lessons are held in a pleasant vacation location and there are immediate opportunities to reap the benefits of your newly acquired skills. This option, is, of course, more expensive but many who participate in resort based diving schools say that the experience, environment and camaraderie is well worth the extra investment.