Christmas is slowly creeping up on us, and we are getting more and more individuals wishing to learn how to dive before they spend the festive season in a warm sunny country, exploring its deep waters. What a great gift it would be to give someone the ability to explore the ocean. It would be the perfect Christmas present for those struggling to think of something. We're always looking for more, enthusiastic, individuals to teach our trade to.
The ability to dive will take you all across the world, from Sharm el-sheikh in Egypt, which has waters teaming with Wildlife, to the Grenadines in the Caribbean, or even right on your very doorstep in Britain at places like Fishguard. What would you do if you knew the skills required to dive? Would you dive wrecks, exploring the relics of the past? Or perhaps search for wildlife, trying to see as many species as possible? Or maybe you would just like to relax, hovering in the ocean and just enjoying the scenery?
Diving opens up a vast array of new things for one to experience and it is relatively easy to gain these skills. The PADI Open Water course consists of one day in the pool with a theory exam after and then just four open water dives. This certifies you to dive anywhere in the world, although it is advised to take a dive master wherever you go, just in case. The Open Water qualification is not all however, individuals that have a love of the ocean can also undertake the PADI Advanced Diver course to expand their array of skills and reach greater depths. All of these skills are taught in the South Wales area near Cardiff, Swansea and Newport. So for many it's very close to home.