Whether you’re heading off to Thailand, Australia, the Caribbean, or elsewhere, diving is almost a rite of passage for the traveler and the first step is getting your open water certification.
Follow these 6 steps to help ensure you get the most from your first dive experience.
Pick a Good School
Before even getting in the water you want to be sure the people teaching you know what they’re doing. While it can sometimes be tempting to go with a party school, schools that take the sport a little more seriously are often better equipped, have a long standing safety record and provide better training.
Ask other divers in the area for their experiences and try searching Tripadvisor or Scubaadviser before selecting a school. When you get to the school, take a look at their boats and equipment to see if everything looks clean, relatively new, and in reasonable condition. A well-kept shop is a good indication that they take pride in what they do.
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