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I started this site after taking up diving while on a holiday to Kenya in 2000 (Thank you Mike and Sonja at Baracuda Diving Team). The site first kicked off as a fairly basic dive web site, with a list of links to other UK Diving related web sites. Trawling the web made me realise that a large majority of sites were commercially based, took forever to download (because of all the ads), looked and felt amateurish or were just plain boring. Fortunately the standard has increased ten fold in the last couple of years.
So you are interested in learning to scuba dive. Below are some of the questions that regularly pop up in our Scuba Diving Forums if you have questions that are not covered below feel free to ask in our New to Scuba Diving Forum.
|Question Posted by Martin:|
|Want to learn to dive, but a bit lost!|
|Diving is one of those things that I have been meaning to learn for many years now, but never manage to get around to. Came close when I lived in South Africa by buying snorkeling stuff for a starter, but since moving to the UK, have put the idea on the back-burner.
My question(s) is (are), what on earth do I actually NEED to learn??
I have looked at a few web sites offering tuition, and the array of courses on offer is simply mind-boggling. My aim with wanting to learn (if this helps?) is purely something else to do when on holiday etc.