Some call the experience surreal, some say they were “in the zone” but most people have little knowledge about the adventure sports that is Scuba Diving. Experts say that when you are swimming with the fishes deep in the water you are supposed to feel one with the water and the variant life forms in it. Contrary to popular belief, scuba diving is not only for the adrenaline junkies, it is also for the nature lovers. Deep sea diving brings you close to nature and soothes your nerves unlike other adventure sports this keeps you feeling exhilarated and at peace with yourself and nature. Contradictory but true.
You are supposed to feel like a supernatural merman or mermaid while you are at this adventure sports. You can easily lose yourself to the astounding beauty of the world underwater. The lack of gravity feels awesome too. As if, you are flying just not in the sky but being one with the fishes. You can discover new coral reefs, be mesmerized by kelp forests, and look at the colorful flora and fauna of the ever-enticing water world. If you are lucky, you might even find a Spanish ducat or two wedged between age-old moss covered rocks.
The myths and the truth
There is a common misconception about scuba diving though. People refer to it with fear in their eyes and tremor in their voices. Agreed there is a little risk involved but which exhilarating life changing experience comes without a risk? Don’t you ever wonder about being one with the water world and pretend that you are a mermaid/merman living with the colorful fishes? One of them could be nemo you know. The gear is funny looking agreed but it can keep you safe. Moreover, if it is your first time in the deep waters you are supposed to follow every instruction given by your guide and then some.
Another misconception about scuba diving is that you need to know swimming in order to enjoy the adventure sports. Well that is not a bummer because that information my friend is wrong. However, yes, if you are not a swimmer you need to prepare yourself to feel all that pressure all at once. There are rules. The first rule about the pressure involves Boyles Law. As the pressure will increase the volume of gas surrounding the spaces around you will decrease. So you will feel like the water is squeezing you.
The common rules about the dive
The next rule is that you should be self-reliant. If you are a long-time diver you know your limits and the limits of your equipment but, if it is your first time do trust your intuition because your body and mind knows what you can or cannot do. Ask questions about the equipment to your diver guide to know exactly what you should prepare yourself for. Insist on practicing before you dive into the deep waters. Once again, to maximize the level of the experience ask questions about the dive itself if you are doing it for the first time for recreational purposes only.
Assess your diving goals and assess yourself. It is important to know why you want to go for scuba diving and the first place. Are you trying to please someone? If so, it might not be worth it. However, if you want stress relief then scuba is a great stress buster. If you want to prove a point, scuba is not your sport to try. Knowing your comfort level is import so that you do not overstress yourself. If your health condition does not permit you to do the dive, do not push it. There are several other rules to follow, if you are a regular diver then you probably know them but if you are not then your diving instructor will supply you with all the information. Don’t forget to get the certification after your first dive!