Salt-water oceans cover about 71% of the earth’s surface, thus diving provides the opportunity to explore more of our world than most people will ever see. Furthermore, no two dives are ever the same. Depending on where you dive, you could see a historical shipwreck, a friendly sea turtle, a rare species of tropical fish, or a beautiful coral formation. Becoming certified in scuba diving opens a door to a whole world of possibilities. Diving is a unique experience that many find relaxing, exciting, educational, and fun! Moreover, with PADI Jr. Open Water Diver certification available at age 10 and NAUI Jr. Scuba Diver at age 12, scuba diving is something the whole family can enjoy together! Though most people name exotic dive sites, such as the Great Barrier Reef in Australia or the Turneffe Atolls in Belize when they think of scuba diving, with your new scuba certification, your adventures could begin in your local lake or springs! Moreover, many different specialty certifications are available after you complete your open water training such as:

NAUI
Deep Diver Dry Suit Diver Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx)
Scuba Rescue Diver Search and Recovery Diver Training Assistant
Underwater Archeologist Underwater Ecologist Underwater Environment
Underwater Photographer Underwater Hunter and Collector Wreck Diver (External Survey)

PADI
Altitude Diving Coral Reef Conservation Fish Identification
Boat Diving Cavern Diving Deep Diving
Underwater Photographer/Videographer Ice Diving Nitrox
Drift Diving Dry Suit Diving Multi-Level Diving
Night Diving Search and Recovery Underwater Naturalist
Underwater Navigator Wreck Diving

just to name a few. NAUI and PADI are the two most popular certification agencies in the United States. Please visit NAUI or PADI for more information. Just imagine your sense of accomplishment after your first dive and what a surreal feeling it will be to defy nature by breathing underwater!