Diving is an adventure sport. You experience a sensation of weightlessness underwater. Furthermore, once you have mastered the swimming pool, you can begin diving with wildlife in the sea whilst exercising too. There are many guidelines to consider. We recommend that you research the various diving schools available and be sure that the one you pick belongs to the International Diving Organization (IDO). Then you can be sure that your money will be well-spent and your progress will be structured.

Scuba-diving in a swimming pool

Before attending diving lessons a health-care specialist will give you the all-clear. It is important that you are healthy, both physically and mentally. Those with diabetes, asthma, claustrophobia, depression or chronic ear infections have to be more careful and it is likely that you cannot take part. The physical requirements depend on the diving certificate you are striving for.

You do not need to be a professional swimmer and learning is easier than you think. We promise that once you have had a taster session you will be keen to keep diving on a regular basis. Children from the age of 8 years old can start to practice snorkeling and at 14 years old can start real scuba-diving classes. The structure and flexibility of the classes depend on the particular diving school you choose to attend.


Some of the things that you will be taught in the early classes are underwater signals, navigation, use of diving equipment, etc. After the theory, you will put what you have learned into practice, starting in a swimming pool before hitting the open water. The diving schools will provide all the necessary equipment so there are no hidden costs.

If you are interested in learning to dive you will find many certified diving schools listed on Scuba Diving Courses.