Scuba Diving – Getting Family And Friends Involved

Scuba Diving – Getting Family And Friends Involved

Scuba Diving Is An Incredible Experience To Share With Loved Ones

Enthusing about your latest dive to family and friends can often be met with some bored looking stares. It’s very hard to get across the sensations that we experience to others who’ve never tried. The feeling of weightlessness, the colours, the excitement of getting up close to some incredible creatures is very hard for non divers to comprehend. The only way around it is to get them to try.

Make Sure It’s What They Want

It may well sound like the perfect solution to you but to your friends/family it might not. Occasionally we come across people being coherced into scuba diving by their partner, it’s always pretty obvious to us. They’re looking for an excuse to bale from the start and it’s usually the poor old instructor who gets the blame.

scuba diving is great for families

scuba diving is great for families

Start them slow if you have your doubts. Snorkelling on good dive sites can peak their interest or probably the best solution is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme. A simple programme that doesn’t impede on a holiday and is neither cost, skill or theory intensive. Just a fun day out which will hopefully motivate them into really exploring our underwater world.

If you feel they absolutely want to do it and share those magical moments with you then head straight in for the PADI Open Water to gain their first certificate.

Life Changing

A scuba diving family will have another 70% of the planet to explore, it will completely change your outlook on holidays. Exotic countries with great diving not only give you wonderful experiences underwater. You’ll be immersed in different cultures and visit stunning locations which would never even have been on your radar before diving.

A recent example for us was father and son team Mark and Lee Bailey from the UK. Mark (father) has been diving for over 20 years and would have loved for all of his children to get certified. After a try dive it became clear that only his son really had the enthusiasm. With enthusiasm comes a desire to learn and a determination to successfully complete all the required skills for the certificate. After easily passing and a few more days fun diving they were already discussing next years dive holiday. Fantastic locations such as Bali, Philippines and the Maldives – a little different from the two week break to the Costa Del Sol…

father and son practising scuba diving skills

father and son practising scuba diving skills

Learn Together Have Fun Together

We honestly think of a more rewarding or fun activity to take on your holiday than learning to dive together. All of our PADI professionals understand this and what nothing more for you to enjoy your time with us and start you off on what for many is a long road full of magical memories.

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By Justin Hartrey

I've been enjoying the incredible marine life in our oceans for over 25 years. 13 years ago I became a PADI professional, hoping to introduce as many people as possible to the incredible beauty of the seas.

Having been fortunate enough to dive all over south east and especially Thailand, I enjoy sharing my experience and passion on this blog.

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