Scuba diving is widely known as one of the most exhilarating recreational activities. Aside from the adrenaline rush, scuba diving can also benefit your well-being in more ways than one.
1. Gain strength
As you swim, your muscles work harder than they would on land due to the water resistance. It also helps to build up your core strength, and engage your glute and back muscles as you kick from the hip.
2. Strengthen respiratory system
Scuba divers are taught to breathe slowly and deeply when diving. This is so that the air in the tank will last longer, and to reduce the risk of a lung-expansion injury. At the same time, deep breathing increases lung capacity and strengthens the respiratory system.
3. Relieve stress
Slow, deep breathing also induces a calm, relaxed state. As you dive underwater, the tranquil environment and beautiful marine life immediately take your mind off the daily grind – even more so in the absence of your mobile phone. This helps to reduce stress and promote positivity.
And with so many amazing dive sites around the world, you have even more reason to take time off from work to travel.
4. Enhance your sense of focus
When scuba diving, you need to be aware of your surroundings while maintaining your balance. You are also required to control your muscles and body movements to avoid damaging corals and other marine life as you swim. All these help to improve your concentration and awareness.
5. Improve social well-being
Apart from health benefits, scuba diving is also a great way to widen your social circle. When you join a scuba diving class or club, it is easy to find a sense of community with many like-minded people who may become dive buddies and life-long friends. When on a dive trip, it is also common to make new friends with fellow divers, making your vacation even more exciting.
Become a PADI Open Water Diver at S.E.A. Aquarium
All set to become a scuba diver? Then get the world’s most recognized scuba diving certification under qualified instructors right here at S.E.A. Aquarium. The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development: understand basic principles of scuba diving.
- Confined Water Dives: learn basic scuba diving skills during practical sessions.
- Open Water Dives: use your skills to explore the 12m deep Open Ocean Habitat at S.E.A. Aquarium.
Includes learning materials (PADI eLearning®), certification, dives and equipment.
Members enjoy 3% rebate.
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