Scuba Diving is the best way to explore the Great Barrier Reef
When visiting the Great Barrier Reef, many people choose to further their diving skills by becoming a certified scuba diver.
Although, you don’t have to become a certified scuba diver to explore the reef, by doing so, you’ll be able to dive to deeper depths and locations that require a higher level of diving skills.
When you choose to become a certified scuba diver in Cairns, you’ll be given an international certification.
The first step to becoming a certified scuba diver is to take an Open Water Course.
You’ll find Open Water Courses available with many diving trip packages.
With an Open Water diving scuba course, you’ll first learn the fundamentals to scuba diving, such as how to operate the equipment.
You’ll do most of your training in the ocean with an Open Water Course for hands-on experience.
After completing the course, you’ll be given your Open Water license, which is valid anywhere in the world.
Further your Scuba Skills
To further your scuba diving skills as a certified diver, you can then take advanced scuba dive courses.
With advanced courses, you’ll spend more time in the water learning how to stay underwater longer and to dive to deeper depths.
In order to accomplish the skills needed to further your diving credentials, you’ll take multiple dives.
After completing the course, you’ll receive your Advanced Adventure Diver certification.
In addition to Advanced Adventure Diver courses, you can also take many other courses as well, which specialize in a certain area.
Optional courses include the Night Diving Speciality Course, Deep Diving Speciality Course, Diver Stress and Rescue Course and the Underwater Navigation Speciality Course.
Speciality courses are exceptionally valuable in terms of your diving credentials and skills because you can take your love for diving to the next level by making it your profession.
Specialized courses do require more time to complete and do have additional requirements, such as a valid CPR and First Aid certification, but upon completing the courses, doors to new diving opportunities open.
It’s fairly simple to become a certified diver.
By doing so, you’ll take your passion for exploring the world below the water’s surface to the next level as a certified diver.