My dad used to always tell me “Can’t Died in the Corn Patch” when I used to say “I can’t do _____________”. And while I”m not 100% sure I know what he meant by that, I did learn there were a lot of things that I could do. Here at Extreme Sports Scuba We hear this all the time about trying out Scuba Diving… I can’t. Here are some of the main reasons we hear why people “can’t” try scuba diving and the answers to break those myths.
I Can’t Dive Because…
I can’t swim – There is a swim test but it is not timed nor is there one specific way that you have to swim. If one can doggy paddle, great. If you can swim underwater, super. All you just need to be able to swim 200 yards and float or tread water for 10 minutes. This proves you are comfortable in the water since that is where Scuba Diving takes place.
I‘m Claustrophobic – One way to look at this issue is the water is wide open, there is nothing that is close to you, except your mask which allows you to see very well underwater and your dive buddy. If you can swim underwater in a swimming pool with a pair of goggles, then you should definitely give Scuba diving a try.
I don’t have family or friends to dive with – This is a great opportunity to meet new friends that will become a second family. The great thing is you rely on your dive buddy the same way they rely on you so you have each other’s back. And there is always someone willing to go diving, all you have to do is say where and when. If there’s already a group of 2 going, join them. (And if not, Call Dan La Due, he’ll go!) Continue reading