In the sea, you will find another wonderful new world in blue. The way to the new world is diving. Before diving, you need to have a scuba diving license. Today we will learn about the diving license examination process and precautions.
What is the scuba diving license?
Diving photo is a passport for underwater world sightseeing.
It is just like a driver’s license. If you want to see the wonderful scenery on the sea floor, you also need a diving license.
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the professional diving sports steering committee. It is the world’s largest professional diving training institution. The diving certificate obtained after passing the exam is universal. And it is an international driving license in the diving field.
What is the use of scuba diving license
In the impression of many people, the sea floor is a dark world. But everyone who has been there known that there is a blue paradise.And you can get close to the colorful underwater creatures. The unspeakable experience will be unforgettable in your life.Although you may say that you can experience diving without a diving certificate. But without a diving license, you can only dive to 12 meters, and you can only see tropical corals and some small fish schools. However the underwater beauty of popular attractions usually appears at a depth of about 20 meters.
For example, Fiji’s two major dive sites, the Great White Wall and Rainbow Reef need to dive below 20 meters below the ocean floor. When diving into the deep ocean, they peek into another brand new world. Those diverse creatures have never seen before. Rare encounters are unprecedented stimuli to the senses.
And some attractions requires a diving license to go. so in comparison,having a diving license is more optional, and you can experience more magnificent beauty.
Diving License Examination Process
I believe that you have read this and already want to get a diving license, but many people do not know the specific certification process.
We will sort out the process below:
Step 1: Theoretical course and written test
To save time and cost, I recommend choosing to study the theoretical course online and complete the written test.
Because although the diving license exam is an international exam, the written test part is very user-friendly in Chinese. The theoretical test consists of 7 parts of reading materials. After the small test of each part is completed, complete a general test and the written test is completed already.
Step 2: Training in calm waters After passing the written examination
The next step is to go to a diving institution for practical learning.
This is a very important part of the diving course,the content including the installation of equipment, breathing, ear pressure adjustment, handling of breathing apparatus and mask water, emergency situations, etc.. All of that need to be under the guidance of professionals.
Although this is just an exercise in the swimming pool, it is also a key step for diving in the sea.
Step 3: Open Water Diving Training
After completing the previous knowledge learning, you can enter the open water diving training session. You need to complete at least 4 times with the guidance of a staff member holding a PADI trainer qualification. Open water diving in less than 45 minutes. After completing the designated course, you can obtain a diving certificate.
You will find that after a few days of learning, diving is not so difficult to learn, and launching is not so terrible. In addition , you have gained a lot of confidence and love.
What are the levels of scuba diving licenses?
According to the difficulty of diving,diving licenses is divided into different levels . For most diving enthusiasts, you can try the two levels of OW and AOW first.
OW (Open Water Diver) is an open water diver and can dive to a depth of 18 meters.
AOW (Advanced Open Water Diver) is an advanced open water diver with a depth of 30 meters. After
AOW which is courses for rescue divers and divers to choose, but getting a diving license does not mean that you are a diver at the corresponding level. Just like getting a driving license aftet you also need to practice on the road. You need to increase diving experience and digest diving knowledge and skills through actual combat practice to become a truly qualified diver, enjoy more underwater fun and have more freedom.
If you need to know how to swim
There is another question that you are very concerned about, is whether landlubber can learn to dive, which is actually a controversial topic in the diving world.
But I think that diving course was done in water after all, so students who can’t swim should to train swimming first and then learn the minimum requirements for diving:
Floats in the water for at least 10 minutes, snorkeling 300 meters, or swimming 200 meters. After all, swimming practice can cultivate the feeling of water. It will not panic when it encounters water. This is very critical for divers. As Luffy said, what we need to learn is to enjoy the sea, not to control it.
Is there any age range for scuba diving license?
Although diving has only begun to enter the public view in recent years, diving itself is not a “noble sport”. There are few restrictions on age. Generally speaking, people between the ages of 12 and 60 can participate in the examination.
Like our well-known director Ang, was also awarded a diving license at the age of 56 in order to make the film “Fantasy Drifting of Junior School”.
Is the cost of diving license examination high?
There is no doubt that the spend is a key factor for you need to consider. But mainly of the places where can take a diving certificate, are in Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and other places.Different place has different cost. Cheap air tickets + beautiful island scenery are also very good choices.
In the light of past experience, you need to pay attention to whether the examination fee includes underwater photography. If it is not local, you also need to know whether the dive shop includes room and board costs.
You can choose the test method that suits you best according to your actual situation and financial conditions.
How long can I take it?
Through the examination process of the diving license, we can see that obtaining the diving license requires theoretical learning and training in open waters. If you want to save more time,here you a method.You can complete the theoretical learning through the Internet. Open water training sessions will take at least two days. Due to the unpredictable weather at the seaside, you can’t go into the water when the weather is bad. So you need to consider the reserved time.
Generally, 5-6 days will be more abundant.
Takes photos underwater, poses POSE, flips around, the underwater world is much more fun than on land. Let us start a fantasy journey of the underwater world together.
You can read more about the basic information about diving here.