It’s been some time since I first began diving, however I nonetheless keep in mind my Open Water Diver course as if it was yesterday. From the sensation of being weightless within the water for the primary time, to how surprisingly straightforward it was to take my first breath underwater. I didn’t anticipate it to be straightforward. Actually, I imagined respiration underwater to be fairly the problem, and amongst no less than three different issues that may show to be arduous. I quickly realised that nothing was as troublesome as I assumed, and that loads of issues that I ready myself for, didn’t occur in any respect.
So, in case you are contemplating studying to dive, and are imagining issues that may go flawed (like I used to be), listed here are four issues that didn’t occur once I began diving!
Individuals didn’t snort once I failed to leap off the boat appropriately
I need to say that making a idiot out of myself was excessive the record of issues I used to be worrying about once I began diving. For some cause, getting within the water was part of diving I used to be fairly dreading (contemplating I discovered to dive within the Maldives the place most dives are shore dives, I didn’t truly dive off a ship till I used to be licensed).
I did actually faceplant spectacularly into the water as soon as, however as an alternative of laughing at me (like I had been so apprehensive about), everybody round me the place busy ensuring I used to be okay and that I didn’t harm myself.
I didn’t lose my regulator
When studying to dive, you're taught the right way to find and seize your regulator if it (for any purpose) comes out of your mouth. This by some means led me to consider that it might occur at any time. Nevertheless, after numerous dives, the one time my regulator has left my mouth has been when I've taken it out to smile for a photograph underwater.
Individuals didn’t roll their eyes at me for eager to convey my GoPro
I really like getting nice photographs and movies from my dives to submit on my weblog and can all the time deliver my GoPro diving with me. At first, I used to be frightened that extra seasoned divers would discover this annoying, as I needed to ask somebody handy me the GoPro as soon as I had gotten into the water. However, I shortly discovered that getting good footage is a interest of many divers, and have since accomplished the Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty!
My fellow divers didn’t develop impatient when my descent was sluggish
One other factor I used to be (irrationally) apprehensive about was descending too sluggish and annoying the opposite divers for my first enjoyable dives. However, I shortly discovered that nobody is as affected person as a diver, whether or not they have four or 400 dives beneath their belt.
For those who’re able to discover ways to dive, join the PADI Open Water Diver course and get began on-line immediately. There will definitely be issues that gained’t occur throughout your course, however we’re positive you'll fall in love with exploring the underwater world.