After you master the open water course, there is more fun to be had! Oh, there is SO much more fun to be had, really, but we’ll just focus on the next steps for now. It’s not all about getting in there and breathing under water. There are different types of dives that can help you acquire and master new skills. Skills that will take you to the next level in your diving career.
Can you swim through a hula hoop without touching its sides? If so, you may have mastered the art of buoyancy. Or you may have just gotten lucky that one time. Give it another shot and see how it goes. Actually, buoyancy is something that takes a long time to master, so if you’re a novice diver, don’t get frustrated about not having it down just yet. Practice makes perfect.
When you dive, you are free. You literally lose gravity and everything that means, so you are not tied down to one spot. But when you’re not tied down to one spot, it’s easy to get lost! You know how easy it is to lose your beach towel when you’re in the water with a strong current? Well, it’s even easier to do while you’re under water. And this can be extremely dangerous. If you stray too far from the shore or from your dive boat, you can be in big trouble. With this course, you will learn basic navigation skills that you can practice to become a master diver.
It’s probably hard to think about yourself doing any kind of deep dives at this point, but if you want to go deeper than a mere 12 meters, experts recommend taking the deep diver course first. It’ll teach you the skills you need to build on your diving expertise and explore greater depths. After this course, you’ll know to expect the changes that occur when you reach beyond the point where the sun is still shining.
If you want to take any of these courses, feel free to reach out to us. We can help! Follow this link or give us a call and we can arrange your PADI class of choice. The important part is that you learn everything you can about diving. If we can be part of the process, we’re even happier! Now, go dive!