Become Scuba Certified and Explore What’s Beneath the Ocean’s Surface
More and more people are becoming certified so they can go scuba diving. Whether it’s off the coastal areas of the United States or in more exotic climes, there are so many awe-inspiring scuba destinations to explore.
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) states they had over 17 million certified members in 2008. In 2013, there were roughly 6 million scuba divers active worldwide. Currently, over 25 million certifications have been issued throughout the globe, which shows how this activity is gaining in popularity.
It’s also important to note that scuba diving is popular with men and women of all ages. In 2014, for example, 65% of open water or entry level divers were men, and 35% were women. So, if you’d like to discover what’s beneath the ocean’s surface, scuba diving may be just the right activity for you, your family, and friends.
Did you know that the Netherlands has more divers than any place else in the world? One in every 7 Netherlanders is scuba certified, which demonstrates their spirit of adventure.
In the United States alone, there were between 2.7 and 3.5 million active scuba divers in 2013, In 2014, there were roughly 547,000 young adults participating in this activity, and in 2015, there were 3.27 people scuba diving throughout the country. When younger adults learn how to scuba dive, chances are that they will continue to do so throughout their lives.
Approximately 500,000 people become scuba certified every year. Many of these individuals become certified prior to going on vacation, while others do so once they arrive. For those individuals that are already certified, many plan vacations just so they can go scuba diving.
If you’d like to take beginning diving lessons, practice scuba diving, or rent equipment, there are resources available in your area. When you want to learn more about the different types of scuba certifications, your local dive shop will be able to assist you with this as well.
Just imagine all of the wonderful sights you’ll see when diving locally or when traveling to another country. While watching documentaries about scuba divers can be fascinating, there is no comparison to directly experiencing it yourself.