So you’re certified, now what?
I once read that the ultimate goal for most divers was to become a Master Diver or a Dive Master. Yes, they are different and I will go into a more in-depth look at those differences in another post at a later date.
Obviously, though your first step is to get comfortable diving now that you’ve gone through a “try scuba” and your Open Water Certification classes. Advancing on past the basic open water certification comes from experiences in diving and getting comfortable underwater. Scuba Diving Magazine lays out 5 rules that every diver should follow. Let’s look at each of these more closely.
1. Seek training. Before attempting any new type of diving, you should seek appropriate training. The more complex the diving technique, the more time you will spend in training.
- This is an extremely good point, “the more complex the diving technique, the more time you will spend in training.” At Extreme Sports Scuba, our dive instructors are trained to assess each individual and their diving comfort level. There are guidelines that are set forth for the different diving classes and that criteria is based on getting a diver comfortable before they perform the next diving class. The instructors just want to make the best and safest scuba diver out of you.