Hello, I’m Sam from DIVENOW KOREA. Today, I prepared a video to introduce Why scuba diving can be a lifetime hobby And how to be a scuba diver for those who haven’t experienced scuba diving yet. If you are already a scuba diver, please recommend this video to your friends who have not experienced scuba diving yet. It will help you make a buddy to dive with you. So let’s take a look at the content preview for today. Life is short, Dive Now. Marine sports are becoming very popular these days. What is it? Yeah, that’s right. Snorkeling. Most of you know what snorkeling is. What do we wear when you snorkel? You will wear the mask and fins. But if you wear little more equipment here in the picture We gain the ability to explore the deep sea for a long time instead of at the surface. Isn’t it amazing? This is a scuba diving. So why can scuba diving be a lifetime hobby? If you become a scuba diver, you can do and see many things under water. You can meet these huge marine life in the wild that you can only find in aquariums if you don’t do scuba diving. Conversely, you might find it fun to find these small and cute buddies. You can also enjoy the landscape under wate such as big rocks. Escape from sick and tired daily life and the boss’s nagging You can concentrate on listening to your breath solely. For those of you who have fun challenging and learning something It can also provide endless challenges Such as Cave diving, Night diving, Wreck diving, Ice diving, etc. If you like photography, you can be an underwater photographer. Being a Divemaster allows you to work at Dive Resorts all around the world You will have amazing experience that your office will change to the ocean instead of inside of building. If you become an instructor, you can teach scuba diving to friends, family and others. In addition to the reasons for scuba diving There are so many reasons why scuba diving can be a hobby of life. What do you say? Would you like to try it? Not yet? Ha ha ha Anyway, let’s see how to become a scuba diver. First of all, sorry that I have to explain this based on PADI as I’m belonging to. Other organizations have a similar structure in a larger context, so you can treat this as same. What do you need to do scuba diving? Swimming skills? Innate talent? Money? No. You need a certification. Oh! Money is needed. A lot. A lot. Anyways, you must have a scuba diving certificate which you can use worldwide. Scuba diving is a sport that relies heavily on theoretical knowledge and equipment. Because the water is different from the land in various ways such as pressure, volume and density, We need to be aware of how this affects our body. So there are a lot of rules to keep in order to dive safely. If you do not follow these rules, you may can be injured. And you will use mask, regulator, buoyancy contorl device, and fins. The dependence on this equipment is very high, so it is important to know the role of the equipment and how to use the equipment. If you take a certification course, you will learn these theoretical knowledge How to safely enjoy scuba diving through the practice based on the knowledge. Without this certification, you have no choice but to do the so-called discover scuba diving. Discover scuba diving is simply experience under water in a very shallow depth with the help of expert supervision. You may can experience under water a little bit But it is not enough to experience fun of scuba diving by explorering under water. But if we get this certification, we are entitled to dive anywhere in the world without expert supervision. In other words, it is an amazing and enormous qualification where qualified divers can enjoy scuba diving themselves. Of course, some higher difficulty points may require different qualifications. Most regions around the world have no problem experiencing the dive points of their country with this certification. But there are dozens of different types of certifications. It’s too complicated to explain everything Today, I will explain to those who have no experience. The first thing you need to get is the “Open Water” certificate. The Open Water course is not only the beginning of scuba diving, but also a very important course. I personally think Open Water courses are the most important. Because you learn all the skills you need to scuba dive in Open Water. So this process is the hardest but funniest. If you qualify for Open Water, there is a 18m depth limit. You can enjoy scuba diving freely inside. The next qualification you can earn is Advanced Open Water. This is not a process of learning new skills Overall, it’s more like an in-depth course that expands your range of scuba diving and refines your skills. Earning an Advanced Certificate extends the depth limit to 30 meters. Scuba diving we enjoy for fun is called recreational diving. In other words, leisure, hobby, something like this. Beyond this it changes to the professional area of technical diving. Here is a brief talk about depth. For recreational diving, the maximum depth is 40 meters. However, if you only acquire Open Water, you will not be able to go more than 18 meters because you do not have deep diving experience. However, during the advanced course, deep diving is mandatory, so the depth limit is possible up to 30m. But for your safety, you should never go over 40m, the absolute limit mentioned above. We recommend diving within 30 meters conservatively Even if you make a mistake to go over 3 meteres, you should never go over 40m. Please remember that the depth of 40 meters is not to be exceeded even if you are a dive master or an instructor or a grandfather of instructor. If you want to go beyond that, go for Technical Diving … If you acquire advanced open water like this Dive Points around the world will be unrestricted, except in some rare cases. The next course is Rescue, Dive Master, etc. Acquiring this won’t open the constraints or increase the number of things you can do. So if you want to enjoy scuba diving as a hobby, It is highly recommended that you acquire Open Water and Advanced Open Water. Where can I get this scuba diving certification? Scuba diving certification can be obtained at any dive centers in the world. In Korea, you can get them most likely in Jeju Island, East Sea, Busan, etc. Overseas? Philippines, Saipan, Thailand and so on. If you get it in Korea, you don’t have to spend much days for vacation. And there is no language barrier because Korean instructor teaches. On the contrary, it is a bit difficult to proceed in the winter when it gets too cold. Overseas costs a little more because flight tickets, accommodations, etc. However, most overseas seas maintain warm water temperatures throughout the year. In a warmer environment, you can proceed at any time of the season you want to. Also, I think it is something romantic only because of the reason it’s an oversea trip. But sometimes there are places where foreign instructors teach If you have language difficulties, we recommend that you check carefully before proceeding. There are a lot of certification organizations, but most of them are internationally recognized. You don’t have to worry too much about choosing one. This is what other people are thinking about the same In scuba diving, there is a saying that you should meet good the instructor not the good association because the associations are almost the same. But it will be better for you to level up later if you choose a well known association. You can do a search on the Internet and choose a association you like. Okay. let’s take a look at how long it takes and how much it costs. This is one of the questions that many people ask. Unfortunately there is no right answer to this part. From now on, I will briefly explain why. Please understand that I can only explain this as a standard for my organization. In the case of Open Water, the instructor first conduct a class or You must complete the theory part by self-studying the textbook. Oh these days the theory is also available online. Then learn all the skills needed for scuba diving in calm water. You should go through a process called confined water session. It usually takes place in the pool or in calm waters. And then go out to sea and apply the techniques You have to go through a course called open water sessin. You will need to complete 4 open water sessions to get your certificate. Once you have completed all of these courses and pass the theory test, you will receive an Open Water Certificate. However, there is no due date fo this. So every dive center has its own standards Even if you finish the same process, it may take 3 days and 2 nights in some places and 4 days and 3 days in some places. Of course, the cost will vary. According to my organization rules, even if you dive several times a day, Only 3 training dives will be counted. Therefore, to do a total of four open water sessions, one day is not enough. You will require at least two days. Also, if you are a slow learner. or if it’s a group of people having courses together, it may take more time than training less group of people. If the schedule is tight, the quality of the training may be lowered. So, it’s recommended that for you to go to the dive center where has enough time frame for education. It will make you little more relaxed. And here’s my point of view for the cost. Scuba diving is not a priced product like an industrial product. Satisfaction is determined by the interaction between instructor and the student. Some people think it’s expensive paying $500 if they are unsatisfied. Some people are satisfied paying $1,000 if they are satisfied. You will know if you do it one day, There are many things to do and to learn when you go scuba diving training. So I believe that choosing more with a focus on quality is a good choice for the future than the focus on the price. Well, from my experience, There are expensive dive centers which is bad, but there are not a single dive center which is cheap and good. It is same as when choosing a hotel or a resort. Anyway, The most important thing about learining scuba diving is the safety. So it would be much better not to be stressed out of cost and schedule too much. An for the Advanced Open Water courses, you will only require five open water sessions. So if you go with Open Water and Advance together at the same time Theory, Confined Water, Open water session 4 times (Open Water), Open water session 5 times (Advanced) However, only three times a day can be counted, so you should think that you need at least three nights and four days to do them together in a row. Finally, If you become a scuba diver, You can just leave for scuba diving with friends or by yourself. Then the rest 70% of the planet will be waiting for you. How about try scuba diving and make is as your lifetime hobby? I hope you enjoyed the video! Please Subscribe! Thums up! and turn the alram on. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and we will answer as soon as possible. I’m looking forward to seeing you in under water someday. Thank you. Bye!~~ Life is short, Dive Now.