Scuba diving is often seen as a recreational sport, but it is actually much more than that. Diving is a medium that opens a new world of interaction with nature, history and science. So much of the world’s oceans are undiscovered and ecosystems are constantly evolving due to man’s interventions or because of the introduction of new predators. Now has never been so important to learn and appreciate the marine environment to the world.
Away from history and science, diving is a social sport, allowing all ages, races, nationalities and gender to partake in a common activity. Whether you are using sign language underwater or sharing a joke about the size of the fish in a foreign language during a surface interval, there are plenty of experiences to be gained and memories to share. This is after all a ‘recreational’ sport, where the ethos of competition is based purely on enthusiasm, teamwork, leadership and awareness.