Discover Scuba and Take the Plunge Into Unforgettable and Mysterious Adventure
Take the Plunge into an Unforgettable Adventure
To discover scuba was one of the best decisions I ever made. It opened the door to a mysterious yet beautiful world of color and amazing creatures. To float effortlessly in this liquid world and to silently travel through this uniquely serene environment is such a thrill.
From the very first time I stepped into the warm waters of the Gulf off the beaches of Pensacola Florida, I was hooked. It wasn't until many years later that I really discovered scuba.
When I was in the military, I was invited to join a non-military scuba class. At first, like most people, I was a bit cautious. I had questions like: Is it safe? What will it feel like? What will I see? These are the same questions that most novice divers have when they enter the underwater world for the first time. But there I was, swimming underwater in the local pool, and not having to go to the surface to catch a breath. Now I was really hooked.
Again, it wasn't till years later that I was able to complete my first open water dive certification. It was one of the best things I ever did.
Since scuba diving technology has become cheaper, it has opened to just about everyone. What used to be just for experts and professionals is now a sport with world wide appeal. Because 71% of our planets surface is covered with water, the places to dive are limitless. You will find divers underwater at inland sites, like rivers and lakes and quarries, or who travel abroad to experience the beauty of the worlds oceans. Once a person becomes a certified diver, they can dive anywhere on our blue planet.
It is impossible to know just how many scuba divers there are in the world, but we do know that over a million people get certified each year. In 1950, there were only about 30,000 scuba divers worldwide; ten years later, there were over one million. Today, there are estimated to be tens of millions of scuba divers around the world. This shows that scuba diving in one of the fastest growing outdoor sports on the planet.
Scuba diving was once just a fantasy, something out of Jules Vern's "2000 Leagues under the Sea". Today, to be able to breath underwater can be a reality for just about anyone. Imagine moving freely in three dimensions, what Jacques Cousteau called the "Silent World".
When you discover scuba, you have the possibility to come face to face with a dolphin in the wild, or explore a sunken ship resting peacefully on the ocean floor. You could investigate colorful coral reefs abundant with sea life, or just dive into the unknown. Whatever captures your imagination, you will not fail to be satisfied by what the oceans have to offer.
So take the plunge, get wet, and discover scuba. I promise it will be an unforgettable experience.