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A whole new world: Diving in the deep

Posted by Chris White on Sat, Aug 06, 2011 @ 01:19 PM

Shoal of angel fish


As children we saw the world as an opportunity to try a new and exciting experience every day. Sights, sounds, smells and colours dazzled our senses with each journey we took and life held boundless discoveries for us to make. However, with every passing year the novelty of worldly delights begins to wear – until relief from the daily grind is all that we truly seek to discover on our annual holidays.


Imagine if there was a new, thrilling world that you had never seen before, just waiting to be glimpsed.


We’ve all seen trees, mountains, lakes and sunsets. But how many people have experienced the marvel of the world underwater? Only by seeing it can you truly believe the breathtaking beauty of life at the bottom of the ocean. This is the ultimate destination for anyone looking to escape a life of normality and to push themselves to learn a rare and most valuable skill.


Scuba diving is not just a sport, but a lifestyle. Those who learn the skill find that it becomes a passion that consumes them, and they soon find themselves always searching for the best diving spots and the most sought-after sights. With some of the top diving destinations containing around 40,000 square kilometres of intricate coral reef, there is an enormous variety of marine life to be found. There are hundreds of species of multi-coloured fish, along with sharks, rays, turtles and a whole host of plant species that you never knew existed.

 Scuba diver exploring the seabed

The best way to begin the learning process is to take a break from your daily routine and discover the diving holidays Maldives, Philippines, India or Red Sea getaways can provide. Wherever there is sea, there is life to be a part of – and learning on holiday will make the experience even more magical.


Taking your first breath underwater will be something you never forget – the power to immerse yourself in nature that was never intended for human eyes. With the help of an experienced PADI trainer you will embark upon a course designed to slowly adjust you to the diving experience and gain the confidence you need to swim underwater for a prolonged period of time. Most diving holidays include lessons for children and adults, as well as even the more experienced divers, in order to build and sustain a safe level of skill for all the family. Courses usually follow the basic principles of:


  1. Starting off in a pool to learn the basic skills of diving
  2. Studying the theoretical part in a classroom at the resort or online
  3. Completing adventure dives with various challenges in order to build confidence
  4. Reviewing skills if you haven’t dived in a long time
  5. Practise, practise, practise!


There are also numerous other opportunities to develop your new skills further, such as completing courses in a specialist field such as underwater photography, emergency first aid, rescue diving and becoming a master diver. With such a lot of activities to choose from, it is little wonder why divers are continually seeking more unique challenges. So try it, and rediscover the child within you and a whole new world!

To Find out more about PADI diving courses you can take at Turtle Bay Dive Resort, click on this link PADI Dive Courses.

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