Top 6 Reasons To Try Scuba Diving In 2023

December 21, 2022 3 min read

scuba diver giving the okay sign

Looking for an exciting new hobby for 2023? Why not try scuba diving? Learning to scuba dive opens up a whole new world of adventure, plus plenty of opportunity to meet people whilst learning a new skill. What’s not to love? These are just a few of the main reasons to try scuba diving in 2023:

Encounter Incredible Sea Creatures

One of the biggest benefits of diving is that it provides a unique opportunity to discover the world’s most incredible marine life. Wherever you choose to dive, you’re bound to see something new every time. From spotting colourful flora and fauna to getting up close and personal with mesmerising sea creatures, diving presents an amazing opportunity to discover the world’s oceans. 

turtle in deep blue waters

Discover New Places 

Another great reason to try scuba diving in 2023? It presents so many opportunities to travel more. The marine life in different parts of the world is extremely varied meaning you’ll have a completely varied diving experience wherever you go. There’s an endless list of incredible dive destinations around the globe. From discovering the coral reefs of Australia to the secluded islands of Thailand or the historic shipwrecks in the Cayman Islands, there is so much to explore. 

De-Stress & Feel More Focussed

You may not be aware that diving is also really good for your mental health. Drifting through the water can provide an unbelievable sense of tranquillity, and a chance to escape from the noise and chaos of everyday life. Reconnecting with nature helps to de-stress the mind and the synchronised motion of arms, legs and body requires a level of concentration that can help you feel more grounded and centred. If you try scuba diving you’re bound to see the benefits it has in making you feel more relaxed.

Improve Physical Fitness 

Another reason to try scuba diving is the many health benefits that it provides. Moving through the water activates many different muscles, helping to improve strength, stamina and flexibility. Diving is also good for your cardiovascular health, helping to improve blood circulation, as well as promoting the health of the respiratory system. The water provides buoyancy meaning that you don’t feel like you’re working out at all. 

diver swimming in the Red Sea in Egypt

Learn A New Skill 

Learning to scuba dive will provide you with a really cool skill for life, and the sense of achievement you get from completing diving courses isn’t to be sniffed at. If you’re curious to try scuba diving but don’t want to commit to an official PADI course, a PADI Discover Scuba Diving session gives you a taste of diving,where you can try out basic skills and have fun breathing underwater. If you’re keen to get stuck straight in, the PADI Open Water Course will give you the training to dive anywhere in the world with a buddy, up to depths of 18 metres. As you get more experienced as a diver, there are so many PADI courses you can complete to progress your skills, from advanced open water courses to speciality courses. 

Meet New People 

Becoming a scuba diver provides an excellent opportunity to meet new people all over the world. It’s a great way to meet people who share the same passion and to share incredible experiences together. One of the best ways to meet fellow divers is by joining a dive club. This will provide you with the chance to go on group dive trips, including the opportunity to travel abroad. 

Aquanauts diving trip

If you are interested in trying scuba diving, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team of divers at Aquanauts. We can provide you with more information on the best courses we have for beginners, alongside key tips for getting started. 

Lizzie Chapman
Lizzie Chapman



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