Maybe youíve dreamed of being a diver from
the first time you saw Jacques Cousteau on television exploring the
magnificent depths of the ocean. Or maybe youíve just begun to
think of diving as your next great adventure. Either way, you
wonít be disappointed.
Diving is an amazing experienceÖItís
like nothing youíve ever seen or done before. And there are as
many reasons for doing it as there are people who dive. So whether
your goal is simply to become comfortable snorkeling, to dive the
wrecks of the Atlantic or take an exotic trip to the far reaches of
the South Pacific, youíve come to the right place.
WHAT IS THIS SCUBA
SCUBA quite literally means Self Contained
Underwater Breathing Apparatus. But thatís the technical stuff.
The real story is that scuba diving is your ticket to a new world.
Mere words canít explain it. No picture can do it justice. Itís
an experience so unique and exhilarating that not even your
imagination can conjure a reasonable facsimile.
ITíS EASY AND FUN!
Learning to snorkel or scuba dive is easy.
Todayís innovative educational programs have you in the water from
day one. Before you know it, youíll be seeing sights and
experiencing sensations you never thought possible.
ITíS SIMPLE AND
Diving doesnít have to be a complicated or
expensive activity. In fact, itís comparable in cost to many
popular sports that require special gear, like mountain biking and
skiing. Diving offers the flexibility to fit anyoneís wallet. And
all you need to get started are a few lessons, fins, a mask and
snorkel and the willingness to explore.
Your first important decision in exploring
the underwater world is to choose a point of entry. A trip to your
local dive center is a good way to get your questions answered and
start the ball rolling. Your lesson options depend on your schedule,
budget and other factors. Most facilities can offer you anything
from group instruction to private one-on-one sessions.
Other choices of instruction include
referral courses and resort courses. Referral courses allow you to
participate in classroom and in-water training at your local point
of entry, then complete your open water certification dives while
you are on vacation. A resort course allows you to participate and
experience the underwater world while diving with a trained
professional after only a few short hours of instruction. A resort
course is an excellent option if you donít have time to take a
certification course before you head out on your trip. You can be as
involved in diving as you want. From making a single or occasional
supervised dive to becoming certified to dive on your own, there are
programs to fit every diverís needs.
HOW DO I FIND SOMEONE
TO DIVE WITH?
Meet up with other divers of all levels! The
HammerHeads is an international dive organization dedicated
to having fun in and out of the water. With 100 chapters worldwide,
meeting dive buddies couldnít be easier. Participating in group
dives, social events, International Dive-In Day, seasonal contests,
and the annual HammerHeads Fun Zone trip will quickly have you feel
a part of the diving community.
For more information, call
or visit www.h-heads.com, our
on-line diving community.