Want to learn how to scuba dive? Unlike surfing and kayaking, you can’t simply turn up at a hire shop and rent scuba diving equipment without any training. To scuba dive anywhere in the world you need to be able to prove you have basic safety and proficiency training, as well as a certain number of hours diving experience already stacked up.
Scuba diving training at a beginner’s level is put in place to make sure divers understand scuba diving equipment and how scuba can effect the body, such as the bends, among other effects.
In the UK there are three main diving certification bodies, the Scuba School International (SSI) , PADI Diving and British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), as well as many other smaller diving schools. There is no official certification for diving qualifications, however PADI school of diving is the best known and the most accepted globally.
To get the correct certification to dive abroad, always check the requirements for each place you visit, as they can vary.
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