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Welcome to the wonderful world of scuba. In the pages of our site you are going to find all the scuba gear you could possibly need to dive confidently and safely. Our learning center will answer all the questions you have regarding the sport and its equipment.
You may not know that 90% of life on our planet is underwater and that water encompasses 72% of the earth's surface. We are dealing with the final frontier, the last place on earth that remains unexplored. Scuba diving gives you the opportunity to explore this vast arena, to see manta rays move with stealth, to experience first-hand the sharks hunting their prey and to witness the unexpected.
Before you can start your adventure you will need to become certified. There are a number or agencies that will certify you though a battery of tests. Expect to pass a written test on the principles and science of diving as well as the equipment. Expect confined water training, where you will learn the practical application of your gear. Open water training will be the final stage of certification and will involve four open water dives under the scrutiny of your instructor. Pass all of these and you will have a C-card, that allows you to purchase and rent scuba tanks.
Once you have become certified, the next thing you will need is experience. Scuba takes dedication and practice to confidently advance and above all, it requires focus. Diving is almost like being put into a meditative state, you focus on your breathing and mood: you become the aquatic Buddha.
You want to breath less with your scuba gear than you do on the surface and you do this by reducing your stress levels. If you are panicked and unsure under the water, you are going to breathe deeper and as a result, use up the contents of your tank faster.
Once you begin to dial in your technique and breathing, you will find that your overall fluidity and motion in the water will improve. You will start to feel less like a stranger and more like a welcomed guest.
The inhabitants of the underwater kingdom do not move like we do, they are not burdened by gravity and they move three dimensionally. As you progress with your abilities, you will be able to interpret their movements and use weightlessness to your advantage.
Do not embark on any underwater expedition lightly. Nature is very unforgiving and does not take kindly to naivety. Be sure to only dive to a level you are comfortable with and always check and then double-check your scuba gear. Allow for no error with your equipment and follow the certification protocol.
The water demands your utmost respect. If you respect the oceans and acknowledge their awesome power, you will not only become a better diver, you will also become a better person. Scuba diving is a fantastic sport and once you perfect your technique, every dive will be an unforgettable pleasure.