Learn-To-Dive or Upgrade

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Let’s Go To Class
Diving is one of the few recreational activities (it’s not considered a sport) that unites the social aspect, with adventure, adrenaline, strong emotions and love for nature, with a total lack of competition. Learning to dive only requires learning how to float, having a basic level of skill on the water, seriously wanting to enjoy excitement, and getting a diver’s certificate by taking PADI courses. The course received is an enjoyable experience, easy and full of enthusiasm. It includes sections of theory, which are required to learn the physical concepts and basic security, classes at the swimming pool and finally, practice in the ocean (one or two days of diving, depending on the chosen course). One of the concepts learned during the basic course is solidarity, which consists in that, no matter the level of experience, no diver may go in on their own. After finishing the basic course, a diver may take some continuous education courses, such as: advanced diving, submarine photography, biology, among others. These programs are fun experiences, to acquire experience in areas of specific interest, under professional supervision and diving.

Into The Water
Once the basic program is finished and with an international diving license, you may take a local tour or an advanced course, or make a trip to any diving point.

History of Diving
The origin of diving, as with so many technological advances, derives from the military sector. The first divers were soldiers and marines, who owing to conditions at that moment, were exposed to great risks. It was but after the Second World War, that diving became a sports activity. Equipment was primitive if compared to what is used today. No longer a secret of Military Marines, the autonomous diving suit system was invented, an ancestor of the modern Scuba system (acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus). Another situation that helped diving to become popular was that by the 70’s, the way of teaching changed radically, due to the system adopted by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), which consists in very aggressive policies related to safety standards, research and development of educational and marketing materials. So, PADI changed the masculine, difficult and dangerous image of diving, opening the market and reaching families, schools, ordinary men and women, simply desiring to enjoy their free time in a relaxing and safe way.

 
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