Choosing Where to Travel as a Scuba Diver
One of the wonders of scuba diving is the possibility of practice. You can use your scuba diving expertise in a multitude of locations and shorelines. You can explore many ecosystems, getting to see a variety of marine life.
Thus, you shouldn’t really fret about a staple location for scuba diving. We recommend you travel around the world, exploring seas and oceans alike!
Creating a Portfolio of Your Experiences
No two locations are going to be alike. Scuba diving in Indonesia is a lot different from scuba diving in the Bahamas. The ecosystems differ a lot.
For example, Indonesia is visited by scuba divers to watch mantas and sunfish animals. Both are large weird looking fish, difficult to find at other locations. At the Bahamas, you’re usually going there to watch wacky animals such as the manatees.
There are opportunities for you to record experiences of what you see in each location. You can create an album or a video portfolio to showcase your explorations underwater. You can post them on Instagram or YouTube.
Create a memoir documenting your memories of the marine life you see, whether it be fish or coral. You can also provide a guide for travellers who have adopted scuba diving habits too to read.
Safety Factors You Must Consider If You Choose to Scuba Travel
Opportunities are endless with scuba diving, but what about travel and dive in practice?
If you’re reading this, then you are likely travelling alone. Travelling alone for scuba diving carries many risks that you should be aware of. We’ll be listing those risks below.
But first, we’d like to encourage you to take up scuba diving while travelling with an acquaintance. In the event that you happen to be in foreign lands while suffering an accident, you have someone you know to help.
You don’t want to be estranged in a country where your health is at risk alone.
This is also vital due to the primary safety concern of your budget. If you’re travelling with a friend or family, you have extra financial support in case of an accident. You’re also safer since you’re not alone in foreign lands.
You see, a lot of scuba diving centres are in the 3rd world and developing countries. As a tourist heading there, you will be seen a money bag for robbery or scams.
Of course, you can travel alone, but be sure you’ve prepared in advance.
But Why Would You Travel Alone Anyway?
You’ll be losing out on the opportunity to create good memories alone. Think about the good times you’ll have with a spouse or partner when you scuba dive together.
It’s a recreational activity, one where you can bond with others. The sheer experience of scuba diving is not something you do often. One does not jump into the depths of the oceans on a constant basis to watch life.
If you’re going to scuba dive, take close associates along with you. You don’t have to dive and watch the wonders of nature alone. You want someone to share those experiences with you, someone you can relate with!