4 Basic Scuba Diving Skills for Beginners (Part 1)
June 17, 2022
Having dreams of the underwater world? You are not alone. So many people are curious about mermaid life and the colorful coral reefs that abound in our oceans. Human bodies, however, aren’t aquatic animals that live underwater and last long to see life under the deep blue sea. Thank goodness to the genius brains of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Emile Gagnan who invented and designed the first ever commercial open-circuit scuba known as the Aqua-Lung. It was in 1942 and since then, so many enthusiasts and experts have taken up the sport with the desire to catch a glimpse of life underwater. There are of course many levels of learning an aspiring scuba diver has to go through before they can safely dive underwater without an instructor. You are defying what your body does so yes, it’s an extreme sport that must be exercised with caution. So if you want to become a qualified scuba diver, the first thing you should do is to sign up for an entry-level certification course. Then afterward, you have to master the basics that will help keep you safe while navigating the underwater world. For instance, the PADI Open water diver course will tackle 40 skills, broken down into the gritty details from entering the water with the correct form and movement to removing your equipment after the dive. We’re not here to discuss all of those 40 skills because it might take us forever but will give you the rundown of the essential beginner scuba skills that you should know and master.