How To Scuba Dive
How To Scuba Dive
This video explains the benefits and costs to trying scuba diving. It also explains the steps and procedures to becoming certified during the scuba diving training courses.
Hi, I'm Howard Payne. I'm an instructor with Dive Wimbledon. We're a five star ADC center here in Southwest London and I teach both recreational and technical diving and I've been diving for about eight years and today, I'm going to give you a little bit of advice about how to scuba dive.
Okay, a lot of people kind of look at scuba diving and they wonder how they can try it or maybe just learn to dive or get a taste of what it's going to be all about. A good way of doing that and something we do here at Dive Wimbledon and a lot of other paddy schools around as well is kind of a formal try dive session that paddy do which is basically, we do it in the evening or one day at a weekend where you come down and a little bit of the theory behind diving. We introduce you to all of the equipment so we'll show you everything that you need.
Fit you so fins, BCD's, regulators, and then we take you for a diving session as an introduction to the sport where normally in a swimming pool in a fairly kind of easy environment. We'll take you for a dive for an hour, show you some of the basic skills. Show you how all of the equipment works.
We'll show you how to swim along and sometimes if things are going well, we'll introduce you to a few of the skills like how to share air and perhaps how to clear a mask. So it's a comprehensive but easy introduction to scuba diving for people who just want to see whether that the sport is for them. It normally costs somewhere around 30 or 40 pounds, so very inexpensive way of trying out diving for the first time and seeing whether you like it.
Most places, once you've done that, if you really enjoy it and you want to go on and do your full open water qualification, they'll allow you to credit that normally against the cost of the open water course. So you've really got very little to lose and it's a great way of finding out whether you like the sport and a lot of fun, most people really enjoy it so I thoroughly recommend that as a way of trying scuba diving and seeing whether you like it for the first time. .