Escape to a different world. Scuba takes you to a different world with new colours, shapes, textures and creatures – a world where the roles you play – husband, wife, mother, father, friend – take on a new dimension. Become a scuba diver and escape to a peaceful place to renew your energy and excite your senses.
Explore new places. Scuba diving frees you to explore the underwater world – from historic shipwrecks and pristine reefs to the mysteries of your local quarry. Become a scuba diver and explore what you’ve been missing.
Experience a connection with nature; a feeling of freedom, and a transformation. Diving connects you with nature. It immerses you in new sensations and experiences. It transforms your perception of life forever. Become a diver and transform yourself.
How much does it cost?
Compared with getting started in other popular adventure sports and outdoor activities learning to dive isn’t expensive. For example, you can expect to pay about the same as you would for:
- a full day of surfing lessons
- a weekend of rock climbing lessons
- a weekend of kayaking lessons
- a weekend of fly-fishing lessons
- about three hours of private golf lessons
- about three hours of private water skiing lessons
Learning to dive is a great value when you consider that our PADI Instructors are a highly trained and experienced professional set of people. Invest in scuba diving lessons and learn something you’ll enjoy the rest of your life. From the first day, diving starts transforming your life with new experiences you share with friends. And, you can do it almost anywhere there is water.
Choosing and using your gear is part of the fun of diving. The Dive Zone will help you find the right equipment. Each piece of equipment performs a different function so that collectively, it adapts you to the underwater world.
What Do I Need to Get Started?As a minimum we recommend that you have your own mask, fins and snorkel when you start diving in the PADi open water diver course. These have a personal fit, and we will help you choose ones that have the fit and features best suited to you. The DiveZone supply all the gear you require for the PADI open water Diver course as part of the enrollment fee.
We do recommend that you invest in your equipment as you progress in your diving because;
- You’re more comfortable learning to dive in using gear you've chosen
- You’re more comfortable using gear fitted for you
- Divers who own their own gear dive more
- Having your own gear is part of the fun of diving
What kind of gear you will need depends on conditions where you dive: Tropical, Temperate, Cold, Technical
How Do I Know What the Best Gear Is?
Easy. There is no best gear. But, there is the best gear for you. Scuba equipment comes in a wonderful variety that accommodates a broad range of needs, interests and sizes. The professionals at The Dive Zone are trained to help you find gear that best matches your preferences, fit and budget. These professionals can get you set with the right stuff, plus they provide service and support for years of enjoyable and dependable use.
The short answer is, you can dive practically anywhere there’s water – from a swimming pool to the ocean and all points in between, including quarries, lakes, rivers and springs.
Your experience level, site accessibility, conditions and your interests determine where you can dive. For example, if you’ve just finished your PADI Open Water Diver course, you probably won’t be diving under the Antarctic ice on your next dive. But, don’t limit your thinking to the warm, clear water you see in travel magazines. Some of the best diving is closer than you think, and more unusual than you think.
Your local dive site can be anything from a special pool built just for divers like one found in Brussels, Belgium, or more typicially, natural sites like Belize’s Great Blue Hole, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef or Japan’s Yonaguni Monument. It may be a manmade reservoir or a fossil-filled river. It’s not all about great visibility because what you see is more important than how far you see.
The only truly important thing about where you dive is that you have the training and experience appropriate for diving there, and that you have a dive buddy to go with you. The Dive Zones Club can help you organize great local diving or a dive holiday.
Visit today to get started. Learning to dive isn’t difficult, but like any activity worth doing, it requires some time and effort but we promise, it'll be worth it!