11 Great Reasons to Learn to Dive!

If you want to change your life, take the plunge and become a diver. Learning to dive opens up a whole new world of adventures, full of epic encounters with marine life and sun-drenched destinations that few people ever get to see. You make friends for life, get fit and have more fun than ever on land. Ready to get inspired and learn to dive? Read on to find out why this is the best thing you’ll ever do.

Do you want to change your life? Learn to dive!

  1. Meet some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife.

As a certified diver, you’ll meet some of the world’s most incredible wildlife and explore different underwater landscapes you might never see otherwise.

The myriad colors and diversity of life in the oceans is staggering, with about 1 million animal species living there.

Some of the most popular diving destinations, such as Bonaire, have thousands of fish species, plus hundreds of colorful coral species, crustaceans and more.

You will make memories of your life floating over beautiful coral reefs full of colorful fish.

Imagine coming face to face with a curious humpback whale and her calf, swimming alongside graceful manta rays and playful groups of wild dolphins. .

If you learn to dive, you can do all that and much more. You will never look at the world the same way again.

  1. Rediscover your childlike wonder, again, and again, and again….

In addition to marine life of all shapes and sizes, the ocean is home to diverse landscapes and vibrant ecosystems that you just have to see.

It’s true, there’s nothing as magical as taking your first breath underwater.

But it’s also true that discovering unique landscapes and exploring them with your dive buddy is just as fantastic.

  1. Gain confidence in your abilities.

Some people are born to dive and take it like a fish in water, but some of us take the time to learn and gain our diving confidence — and that’s okay.

If you’re nervous about becoming a diver, put your fears aside and rest easy. Learning to dive is much easier than you think.

There are many ways to learn to dive and SSI diving courses are tailored to your needs and learning style.

Our flexible and supportive approach to learning is why more people than ever are choosing to learn to dive with SSI.

You can learn at your own pace and your way and become a confident diver with all the skills you need to thrive.

Overcoming your fears and getting your first diving license is an incredible boost to your confidence.

Take the first step today and talk to Wanderlust Dive Center about how to learn to dive.

  1. Hang out with cool people from all over the world.

In addition to being able to float in the cool marine life, the people you meet when you become a diver are also pretty amazing.

People from all walks of life learn to dive, and they have different careers, backgrounds, and experiences that will broaden your worldview in many ways.

Together, you will bond through shared experiences and friendships that will last a lifetime. And that’s just the beginning of your diving journey.

As you continue diving, you can interact with divers from all over the world and be part of a close-knit community of like-minded, adventurous souls.

  1. Develop teamwork skills for life.

You may not think of diving as a team sport, but in many ways it is. When you learn to dive, you work closely with your dive buddy and other students to achieve your dreams.

You’ll help and encourage each other, practice your skills together, and learn how to solve common problems underwater.

It is one of the best ways to discover and develop your team skills, giving you very valuable and transferable skills for life.

  1. Experience real peace, relaxation and well-being.

If you really want to experience well-being, go underwater and start diving. Whether you’re diving in the ocean or inland waters, the feeling of peace is second to none.

Time in the water is known to have many physical and mental health benefits, including:

  • Reduced stress levels.
  • Improved sleep.
  • Less inflammation in the body.
  • A relaxed, happy mind.

Now you know why divers always smile!

  1. Enjoy a world of travel opportunities that few people know about.

Whether you want to explore close to home or in the far reaches of our planet, diving is the best way to travel.

There are dive sites all over the world and many of them are in places you might not have heard of otherwise. Now you have a reason to go there!

Exploring different countries and their dive sites is so addictive and once you catch the dive travel bug, you’ll never stop.

You can take part in unique expeditions for the conservation of the sea, take part in exciting shark dives and explore ancient shipwrecks from Roman times.

Imagine popping up from epic sunset dives in the shadows of bustling cities, diving between rich lava tubes of forested islands, and exploring remote islands that can only be reached by liveaboard.

That’s just a small selection of the diving experiences out there.

Not a fan of travel? Instead, check out your local dive sites. You don’t have to go far to find some beautiful dive sites that most people are totally unaware of.

  1. Enjoy excellent fitness at any age.

Diving is an inclusive sport for all ages and abilities and is a great way to improve your fitness for life.

It strengthens your body without putting unnecessary strain on your joints and muscles.

Not only will you enjoy better physical and mental health as you learn to dive, but you’ll also get fit while having fun.

Looking for a way to get fit without boring, repetitive workouts? This is it.

  1. Go crazy with great diving courses that follow your passions.

The secret to a happy life is to keep learning, engaging your mind, and having fun.

Once you’ve become a diver, you can boost your luck factor by participating in a variety of fascinating courses that align with your diving interests.

You can learn in person or from the comfort of your own home and immerse yourself in a range of fun advanced or tec diving courses

With over 70 courses to choose from, we can cover your diving passions for many years to come.

  1. Help save the oceans.

Once you learn to dive, you’ll be motivated for life to protect the dive sites and marine life you love.

You can’t help but become an advocate for healthy oceans if you spend time underwater and realize how fragile and important ocean ecosystems are.

The good news is that you can make a difference when you go diving:

  • Join cleanup dives around the world.
  • Learn about the oceans by becoming an Ecology Specialty Diver.
  • Join the free SSI Blue Oceans movement and follow the code of the responsible diver.

We are all connected and we can all be part of the solution.

  1. Be jealous of your non-diving friends.

Did we mention how cool it is to be a diver? Learning to dive is a bucket list item for many people, so be sure to check it off your list and find out what it’s all about.

Not only will you discover the world’s best travel destinations, but you’ll also envy your friends with your amazing dive stories and photos.

And don’t worry about being good with a camera. There’s always an enthusiastic underwater photographer on diving trips, and they’re often happy to share their photos if you buy them a beer or two.