, once a pastime for the wealthy and elite, has become a
favorite vacation activity among people from all walks of life and all athletic
backgrounds. Not only is it fun and exciting to explore strange new territory
and experience the new sensation of breathing underwater, but it in fact can be
quite good for your health as well.
An Underwater Workout
Scuba diving utilizes all your muscles and limbs, creating the perfect
all-inclusive workout. It is a fantastic way to get in some cardio exercise, as
well as strengthening and tightening your body all over.
Scuba diving works the lungs in a way that no other exercise can.
Training yourself to breathe and stay calm while being underwater can have
wonderful benefits on land as well, including improving your lung strength for
running, sports, or other intense physical activity.
We all know that oxygen is important to the body's overall well-being,
but those benefits cannot be overstated. With the increased oxygen that is
being pumped into your lungs from the air tank, your body can repair and create
new tissues faster. It also sends a burst of energy to your brain and can
greatly assist in a younger looking appearance over time.
Most people jump at the chance to plunge into the exciting and mysterious
world of the ocean, and it is rare to find a time a partner won't willingly
come along. When divers meet up through organizations or vacation destinations
they can often make fast friends with new people. Since diving alone is very
unsafe and absolutely not recommended for obvious reasons, this may be the
perfect chance to introduce yourself to someone new.
One of the most interesting parts of taking up this exciting pastime
is all the incredible
destinations that you can travel around the world to in pursuit of your next
great dive. From cold water to tropical climates, dive sites have been set up
across the globe, and as you may have guessed, no two are ever the same. Much
like when you travel from continent to continent and the animals and landscape
change, the ocean is a vast underwater world with its own unique environment of
creatures and plants. It is in fact the perfect pastime for amateur or
professional photographers as well. Many cameras are now designed to go
underwater with you, and there is no shortage of unique and interesting
subjects to capture. While others may be looking in magazines or on the
internet for such beautiful sights, you will actually be deep under water, part
of nature which has remained relatively unchanged for thousands of years.
Remember when planning your next family vacation that scuba
diving can accommodate children too (as long as they are old enough to be
responsible) and that you might be exposing them to wonders they could never
have imagined. It's never too early to fall in love with the ocean and once you
spend time down under, you may wonder if the surface will ever seem the same!