Challenge Your Guts with Diving Courses in Phuket

Posted by Sam on November 23rd, 2015

Just like any other outdoor adventure, scuba diving opens up great opportunities to discover a brand new world of color and unrivaled experiences. If you are up for new challenges or have always wanted to discover what the underwater world has to give, getting geared and ready is the first thing you should do, especially if it is your first time embarking on a diving adventure. Fortunately, there are numerous types of diving courses offered by highly qualified and extensively experienced dive instructors who can help you through the different lessons you should take to gain the skills you need for your dive.

Diving requires specialized skills and techniques that you must learn in order to make the most out of your experience. Diving classes and courses will help you gain the knowledge, experience, and confidence you need to become an underwater explorer. Below are only some of the most common types of diving courses you will encounter/might need depending on the type of dive you wish to take part in:

  • Discover diving programs are designed for those who have never experienced scuba diving in the past. These are programs that will help you gauge your suitability for the hobby and find out whether you are ready to take on a full diving course. These introduction dives are recommended, if not required for complete beginners who don't have any previous experience in wearing scuba gear or are short in time for a diving course, but still want to explore the underwater world. Discover diving is usually conducted in typical swimming pools but may also bring you to shallow open water dive sites to practice some funny skills before embarking on your first scuba diving experience.
  • Open Water diving courses are considered as the first level that include a pool training and open water dives. These courses will teach you the most important skills of the recreational scuba diving as well as the basics of diving theory. Continuing diving after your diver certification is the best way to acquire experience while exploring new dive sites and environments. For those who wish to explore more challenging dive sites they need to earn advanced certifications in scuba diving.
  • Advanced open water diver courses are great adventure dives to take if you want to gain more diving experiences or if you want to pursue other more challenging underwater hobbies like digital underwater photography, deep diving, wreck diving, night diving, drift diving, and so much more. Be sure to check your health and your body's suitability for any diving course you may wish to take part in.

As a new certified diver, you can play a role as an ambassador of the oceans and participate actively in protecting our marine environment.

About the author:

This article is written by Christopher Pace, the Platinum PADI Course Director at All4Diving. All4Diving is a leading academy in diving industry in Thailand. It is one of the most awarded PADI centers in the world for its excellence in the domain of professional and recreational diving education.

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