4 Reasons Scuba Diving is An Excellent Pastime
At Dive Catalina situated on the beautiful Catalina island, it’s not uncommon for us to be surrounded by diving fanatics and passionate hobbyists of scuba diving. However, when we offer our diving classes or guided dives, we get to interact with newcomers to the scuba diving world. This is one of our favorite parts of doing what we do—seing people fall in love with scuba diving as we have and continue to do. That being said, if you’re new to scuba diving and are interested in our dive classes or introductory dives, here’s 4 reasons why scuba diving is an incredible hobby and pastime to get into!
3 Tips For Prospective Scuba Divers
There are many reasons why people want to learn how to scuba dive. You’re adventurous and the sea entices you, perhaps you love sea life and would love to get a closer look at it, or maybe you just enjoy that feeling of weightlessness and tranquility that being underwater can provide. Whatever the reason may be, here are a few things to consider for beginner or prospective scuba divers.
How to Handle Pre-Dive Stress
One of the most enduring misconceptions about scuba diving or any adventurous activity in general is that stress or anticipatory anxiety stops occurring after a certain point. Unless you were born a daredevil, even the most experienced divers experience pre-dive stress from time to time. Even in highly popular scuba diving tourist locations such as Catalina Island, where on average over a million people visit per year, many divers amateur or experienced can experience bouts of pre-dive stress. If it’s unavoidable, the real question is, how do you deal with it?
Essential Tips for a Safe Dive
Scuba diving can be one of the most fulfilling and unique hobbies a person can have. While many frontiers of adventure have been thoroughly mapped, the ocean still holds a certain mystique and feeling of the unknown. It is a place of tranquility and muffled beauty. All life began in the oceans and so when we return, we may sense that primordial essence in the stillness of the sea. Still, diving can be very dangerous if you are reckless or ill-informed. Luckily, at Dive Catalina, all of our classes feature small numbers so that you can get more personal coaching from our instructors. We are enamored with the ocean, and we want others to enjoy it too. That’s why we always stress the importance of safety when diving, we want you to be doing this for a lifetime!
Health Benefits of Scuba Diving
In the past, many of the health benefits of scuba diving were anecdotal, described by the practitioners who love the sport; however, thousands of people can’t be wrong when they say they “feel better” after a dive in the deep blue sea. There are numerous ways that scuba diving will help improve physical, mental, and social health. In addition to this, new research from the Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation has confirmed the therapeutic effects and benefits of scuba diving. Read on to discover the health benefits of scuba diving.