Can beginners scuba dive?
The best part about learning to scuba dive is taking your new-found skills and putting them to use. Many choose local diving to explore nearby lakes or quarries, while some choose popular scuba diving destinations for beginners — such as the Florida Keys, Hawaii, Cozumel and the Bahamas — for their first dive vacation.
Is learning to scuba dive scary?
Yes, scuba diving can be scary. However, some level of fear is a good thing, and you certainly are not alone. Scuba diving can be dangerous, and without respecting this, your chances of an accident underwater increase hugely. Fear reminds you that there are potential risks and so should not be ignored.
Do you need to be strong to scuba dive?
Fact: Lifting and carrying a scuba tank is only one of the physical skills needed for diving. It requires such minimal strength that it is not a good indicator of physical fitness for diving — most people can perform this skill with little effort.
How long does it take to learn to dive?
It’s possible to complete your confined and open water dives in three or four days by completing the knowledge development portion via PADI eLearning, or other home study options offered by your local dive shop or resort.
Can you scuba dive without knowing how do you swim?
In most cases, you don’t need to know how to swim to learn scuba diving through a beginner scuba course. No matter your level of swimming competency, you can learn the basics about scuba diving through the direct supervision of a scuba diving instructor, and have fun exploring underwater.