Variety is the spice of life, as they say. There are certain things that you know
are going to be fantastic but for some reason you’ve always kept putting
them off. Some people have their own ‘bucket list’ – a mental rundown of
experiences they would like to try while there’s still time, but getting round to
ticking the items off the list is often another story! Scuba diving often features
prominently on such lists. The possibility of exploring a whole new underwater
world; getting close up to sea creatures and moving freely over a completely
unfamiliar sub-aqua terrain. It’s certainly enticing. So what’s putting you off?
Scuba diving is easier, cheaper and more accessible than you think. If you’ve
always fancied having a go, there really is nothing to stopping you!
It’s time to dispel three of the most frequently-encountered myths that stop too many people taking the plunge, and here they are:
“Scuba-diving is only for abroad”
Wrong. Here in the UK, we’re blessed with countless locations for scuba
diving. After all wherever you are in the UK, you’re never more than a couple
hours drive away from the sea and most of us are a lot closer than that! The
range of sites is amazing and we have thousands of miles of coastline dotted
with reefs and shore beds of all different varieties. These locations are home
to a spectacular array of marine life – from native crustaceans, impressive
anemones and spectacular shoals of fish right through to seals, sea-otters,
whales and even sharks. Also, if wrecks are what attract you, our rich
maritime history ensures you’re spoilt for choice. South Wales is no exception
to this. Thanks to being on the doorstep of hundreds of miles of stunning
Heritage Coast, you can guarantee that the scuba Cardiff experience rivals
anything you’ll find abroad.
“You have to be super-fit to scuba dive”
Wrong. Scuba diving is a universal sport and is enjoyed by children as young
as ten right through to people who’ve been diving for 60 or more years! In
fact, it’s the ideal family activity and is a great way to keep fit. You can be
introduced gently to it as well to make sure that when you do take to the open
sea, you’ll be doing so with full back-up. Firstly, an instructor will make sure
you fully understand the theoretical side of things before getting the basic
technique right in a pool setting. Very quickly, you’ll find that scuba diving
becomes second nature and when you do venture into open water, you’ll be
able to do so with complete confidence.
“Scuba diving is expensive.”
Wrong. You don’t have to shell out on hundreds of pounds worth of kit in
order to learn how to scuba dive. For one thing, it’s possible to hire out
equipment at incredibly attractive rates. What you probably want to do first of
all is to try and get a feel for the sport and a scuba diving taster course
at Ocean Quest is the ideal way of doing that. Once you finally dive in, the
chances are that you’ll be hooked.
Try scuba diving for £15 and if you go on to book a diving course the £15 is taken off course price.
Get 10% off total price of course when 2 people book at the same time.
What are you waiting for? Give scuba diving a go and find out for yourself.
Want to learn to Scuba Dive? Ocean Quest are a PADI® International award winning dive centre, running courses across South Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea, Bridgend and Porthcawl.
Ocean Quest is South Wales Premier PADI Dive Centre, established in 1998 across Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bridgend and South Wales. Ocean Quest is the longest running Scuba Diving Training facility in South Wales.
Ocean Quest has won numerous awards within the Scuba Diving and Watersports Industry including the prestigious PADI International Key Man Centre of the year award, the most prestigious acknowledgement awarded by PADI International
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