If you’ve always been interested in scuba diving, but want to give it a try first, we have the event for you. Learn more about what to expect when you give scuba diving a try at The HUB Recreation Center!
What to Expect When Learning to Scuba Dive
It’s not overstating to say that scuba diving can be a life-changing activity. Scuba diving is something you can do anywhere there’s water that’s deep enough. This means you can explore what’s the equivalent of a new world at a near-countless number of locations across the globe that range from the Arctic to the Caribbean and beyond. Nearly two-thirds of the world is covered with water so when you become a diver, you get to see and explore the rest!
You can scuba dive in any number of places in the midwest at dive shops that offer scuba diving lessons, including our friends at Mermet Springs Dive-In First Class, who have an amazing quarry filled with fish and sunken treasurers. Our Marion, IL aquatics center partners with Mermet Springs to offer fellow adventurers the chance to learn how to scuba dive in the comfort of a pool.
Some people are reluctant to sign up for a scuba diving class because they don’t know what to expect. We don’t want the unknown to prevent anyone from learning this skill because scuba diving has the ability to enrich your life in many ways, such as letting you “swim with the fishes” and see things you can’t get a glimpse of first-hand on land. In order to get familiar with the sport, we suggest registering for one of our two upcoming Try Scuba Diving Events at The HUB.
You Don’t Need to Be Fit as a Fiddle
Too many people think that they have to be in tip-top shape to take up scuba diving, but that’s not the case. You do need to be at least 10 years-old and ready to try a new adventure! If you’ve grappled with a problematic medical issue in the past or you’re currently dealing with one, you may need to provide a release from your doctor. When you sign up, you will receive additional information about health and medical requirements.
You’ll Feel Like an Astronaut
If you’ve ever wondered how it feels to be in space, you can get a pretty good idea of what it’s like to be a weightless astronaut as a scuba diver. Whether you’re in the pool at our aquatics center or exploring a distant ocean, sea, or lake, you’ll enjoy a break from gravity wherever and whenever you go scuba diving. The first few moments below, you may be tempted to fight the water or feel that you have to move your arms or legs to remain in position but struggling or moving isn’t necessary. You can stay still and simply allow the water to support you with the help of your buoyancy compensator. A dive expert will be by your side the entire time, walking you through this incredible experience.