Thursday, 11 September 2014

Necessity of Certification Card for Scuba Diving!

Water sports have gained huge popularity among the current and upcoming generation. Amongst all the offered activities Scuba Diving has made quite a name for itself. From being face to face with different kinds of fishes to feeling like them by flipping those fins around, this is one opportunity to experiencing another example of beauty created by nature that no one should miss out on.

But hold on! Do you know that to go for scuba diving, a diver needs Certification Card? This card basically informs the world that the diver is certified by a diving agency to accompany team of divers led by a professional guide for open water scuba diving. Although it is not illegal to dive without the certification card, but it is a generally followed practice by all the diving stores to only allow certified diver to rent gear and fill up his scuba tank.

The diver who wants to experience scuba diving for fun generally opts for Open Water Diver course. However, not everyone can get certified as there are two main provisions which are adhered by all the agencies. One is the age limit: this may differ from one agency to another. To train for Open Water Diver course the diver should be more than 15years of age; however, for diver within the age limit of 10-15years is accorded with Junior Open Water Diver certification. Another requirement is health: though the diver who is in perfect shape is preferred, with a certificate of approval from his doctor, most of the agencies allow the diver with minor health problems to go forward with the course.

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After fulfilling all the prerequisites, the scuba diving instructor Thailand will start training in the pool to check the swimming skills of the diver and also the comfort level that diver has when he is in water. The diver is also trained in open water so as to acclimatize him with environmental variations and to give him a chance to apply all the skills he learned during the pool training.  After completing the training, the diver will get his certification card. He is then free to explore the world hidden beneath the water and all its treasures.


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