What do you learn in a scuba diving course?
The open-water course consists of three main phases: knowledge development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand the basic concepts of scuba diving, confined-water dives (usually in a pool) to learn basic scuba skills, and open-water “checkout” dives to demonstrate mastery of your skills.
What are the skills needed in scuba diving?
Without knowing how to safely put your regular back in your mouth, you’d be breathing water instead of air.
- regulator clearing.
- regulator recovery.
- regulator-snorkel exchange.
- free flowing regulator breathing.
Is learning to scuba dive worth it?
If you love the ocean and adventure, scuba diving is the perfect activity for you. Not only will it open up a whole new world of nature and wildlife to you, but it’s a great way to decide future travel destinations.
Is diving harder than swimming?
According to swimmers, swimming is more difficult than diving. “It is more difficult. You have to have good gymnastic skills and balance to dive, but swimming is 10-times more endurance and technique and you have to have speed,” Buresh said.
Can I 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.