Maybe you read some article somewhere about the many diving spots you can go to in Bali like Menjangan Island, Tulamben, or Nusa Penida and wanted to immediately take diving lessons near you without knowing how beginners should start. It is really tempting to just start your diving trip immediately. But before you take scuba diving, there are some important preparations like taking a course to get certified that you need to do before you can start scuba diving on your own, especially if you are beginners.
Meet the Requirements to Become a Scuba Diver
There are some requirements that you need to fulfill before you can take lessons to become a diver. To become a scuba diver, you need to be at least 10 years old, have a good physical condition when taking the course, and know how to swim. Just in case you have breathing problems it is better to consult a doctor first before you can take the course. If you’re a disabled, you don’t have to worry because there are diving instructors that can teach you even if you’re disabled.
Do Your Own Research About Which Diving Certification is Suitable for You
There are many kinds of certification standards out there. Some of the biggest training agencies are PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and SSI (Scuba Schools International) because they have standards that’s approved by the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC). Both of them have their own way of teaching you how to dive but they’re essentially the same. If you want to choose which one is the best for you, both of them are almost the same, however SSI courses are cheaper, meanwhile PADI certification is accepted worldwide. These certifications are required because no dive gear shops wont get your air tanks filled unless you’re a certified diver. Even if you got your gear ready, a dive tour operator won’t take you to a diving spot if you don’t have a proper certification.
Find Diving Lessons That Suit Beginners
After you choose which certification you’re planning to get, you should take the certification courses that suit your needs. It is extremely important for beginners to get a proper scuba diving lessons for beginners to get ready for diving properly. If you are planning to take courses in Bali, you can take diving beginner courses at Atlantis Bali Diving. They have multiple PADI certified diving courses that you can choose from beginner to advanced packages.
Plan Your Diving Trips Accordingly
After you are certified, you can finally plan your diving trips. There are multiple diving sites in Bali that are friendly for beginners. You can either choose to do a wreck diving trip to see sunken ships or do a safari where you can see marine creatures roaming around in their natural habitats. There’s also a liveaboard trip that you can take to enjoy diving to the fullest.
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