You’ve got to start somehow. Getting scuba training done within the confines of a swimming pool at first is better because the environment you’re learning in is controlled and safe. The elements like weather and waves might not cooperate so being in a swimming pool for a beginner’s scuba training is best. There are also no animals like colourful fish or sharks to distract you while training. This also preserves the reefs and corals because beginners usually don’t know how to properly manoeuver themselves around the corals and reefs. If training is first done in a swimming pool, they are able to get their sea legs and bearings under control better so that later in the open sea, they do little if no harm to surrounding fragile coral reefs. If things go wrong like oxygen runs out or cables get twisted or tanks malfunction, being in the swimming pool allows for easy exit and nearness to first aid tools.
It’s not that difficult to scuba dive. It may look daunting with all the gears, gauges, and gadgets involved. However, all you need to know at first is how to swim. If you don’t know how to swim, go to the swimming pool every day to learn. You will also need to learn how to breathe in a relaxed manner. Heavy breathing can lead to oxygen depletion fast. When you’re learning how to scuba dive, your instructor will be with you the whole time so don’t panic. They will teach you the few simple signs you need to know for underwater communication. If you are unsure, you can even hang on to them so you don’t get turned around or lost in the water. One of the other things you’ll learn is how to equalize your ear pressure so that you don’t get an earache underwater from the pressure.
Once you’ve learned the basics within the confines of the glass pool fencing, you’re ready to try diving in the ocean. This is where the real scuba fun begins. It will be a life-changing experience. It’s like stepping into another planet. Once your buoyancy is set so that you don’t sink to the bottom or float to the top, you’ll feel like an astronaut in outer space. Once you get your bearings, you’ll be able to enjoy and observe the awesome creatures of the deep. You’ll be experiencing first hand what you’ve seen on all the ocean documentaries on TV. It’s also better than seeing sea life confined to aquariums and zoos. It will make you better appreciate the life that we don’t often think about on the mainland. It will make you want to protect the creatures you discover.