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Why Do I Need to Get Certified to Scuba Dive?



In this episode, James Blackman of Divers Ready looks at five reasons people commonly believe you need to be certified to scuba dive, as well as comparing scuba diving to other adventure sports to see how the diving system measures up. Also read When Should You Hire A Private Dive Guide? and Why Some Scuba Divers LOVE PADI

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P Castrinoyannakis
P Castrinoyannakis
3 years ago

Blame the resort managers/owners rather than the certified divers! The divers you encounter having bad buoyancy and trim are those who only dive whilst on holiday and obviously need to fine tune skills after a period of inactivity. As a dive guide have you insisted that these divers undergo a check out dive or refresher course before agreeing to take them on board?


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Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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