With winter just around the corner, many individuals and families are booking vacations to warm destinations. If you’re going somewhere near a large body of water, one of the most popular vacation activities for travelers is scuba diving.
Whether you only go scuba diving for a day or plan your entire vacation around diving at your destination, going diving on your vacation has many benefits and can make your vacation much more exciting. If you’re planning a vacation, whether it’s this winter or any time of year, consider making it a diving vacation to enjoy the many wonders scuba diving has to offer.
Benefits of scuba diving on vacation
Although the sport is a common lifestyle choice people enjoy year-round, most people associate scuba diving with tropical vacation destinations. If you’re headed to an area where you have the opportunity to go diving, here are several reasons why we recommend you check it out!
- Explore new marine life: One of the most amazing parts of scuba diving is being surrounded by marine life you don’t get to interact with elsewhere. Even if you’re familiar with the marine life in your hometown, traveling somewhere new can provide you the opportunity to explore the schools of fish and colorful coral found locally.
- Further your appreciation for the sea: It’s hard to really appreciate ocean life that we don’t interact with regularly. Scuba diving on vacation gets you up close and personal with marine life you’ve probably never seen before, which often fosters a greater appreciation for the beauty and fragility of our underwater environments.
- Great social interaction: We’re firm believers that scuba divers are some of the friendliest people around, and scuba diving can be an extremely social hobby. It’s very common to make friends while scuba diving on vacation because you’ll be sharing boat trips and classes with new travelers.
- Get to know a new culture: If you decide you want to make your vacation completely focused on diving, you might find yourself traveling to places you hadn’t previously considered, like on a scuba diving trip around the world. This lets you learn more about new cultures and get to know the habitats above and below the water.
How to make sure you’re dive-ready
If you’re planning to incorporate scuba diving into your vacation, it might be a good plan to start your Open Water certification ahead of time. Through Northeast Scuba, you can complete the academic and pool training sessions here and then do your required four open water dives at your destination of choice.
Whether you plan to get certified before or during your vacation, make sure you have a plan, because scuba diving certification spots can fill up quickly, especially in popular vacation destinations!
If you want to dive into scuba diving in preparation for your next vacation, call Northeast Scuba. For over 20 years, our full-service dive facility has offered equipment sales, scuba instruction, repair services and travel opportunities to divers of all levels in Massachusetts. Give us a call or reserve a spot in our classes through our website!