Hello everyone, welcome to my Scuba Diving For Beginners website. Scuba diving has been a passion of mine since 2015 and my love for diving has only grown stronger over the years. It has taken me all over the world to some of the most beautiful and exotic places Earth has to offer, and I can truly say it has changed my life in many positive ways.
Over the past five years I have learned a great amount about diving and everything that goes with it: equipment, destinations, techniques, mindsets, safety, and how to get started. I want to share my insight into each of these and help anyone who is thinking about diving or is just starting to dive to enhance their overall diving experience.
My Introduction to Scuba Diving
Growing up in land-locked Colorado where the nearest ocean water was 15+ hours away, the thought of scuba diving never really crossed my mind. However, my family and I would vacation in Mexico or California every couple of years and my love for the ocean increased with every trip. My curiosity really grew when I started snorkeling. It was literally a whole new world with vibrant colors and creatures I had never seen before.
My Uncle was the first person I knew to scuba dive and he quickly became addicted. From that point forward our vacation destination was based on wherever the best diving was. After a few trips of hearing about his incredible dives, I decided it was time for me to join in on the fun.
I took the classes and passed the written and diving tests and got certified in 2015. That summer I had my first dive in Cozumel, Mexico. I was immediately hooked and could hardly wait for summer time, as I knew that also meant scuba time.
Diving is such a surreal and peaceful experience, it is difficult to put into words (although I’m doing my best). It provides an escape from the stresses of everyday life where you feel weightless, both physically and emotionally/mentally. You are able to immerse yourself into an underwater world with massive coral reef structures, vibrant sea life, and colors that you thought never existed.
A Glimpse Underwater
So why did I start this website? I want to provide you with valuable information on how to get started, and reasons why you should get started. If a kid from Colorado could get certified there is no reason why you can’t either, no matter where in the world you are.
It may seem daunting right now, but I am here to help you navigate the process and make your diving experience as pleasant as possible. I will be going over every aspect of diving: from getting certified all the way to when you are actually underwater.
I will be going over various techniques and offer real diving advice that I have accumulated over the years to make sure you are both informed and comfortable when you jump in the water, whether you have 10 dives under your belt or have never been diving once.
So have a look around and if you have anything to share in respect to diving please do so, I would love to hear it. If you need any advice/help, I am here for you!
All the best,
Founder of Top Scuba Diving