Ever since I was little, I have magically been attracted by the sea. I just love everything about it. The sound of gentle waves rolling onto the sandy beach at night or noise of high breakers crashing against sheer rock walls during the perfect storm.

Sitting on the boat in the sunshine during a fishing trip or sunset cruise, going snorkeling and lately also kayaking and standup paddling. I have even tried kite surfing, which did not end well, but that is another story.

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So when I saw divers with their suits and gear, I always wondered, whether this was a sport that was worth the effort of lugging around heavy equipment. And since the sea was already giving me so much, did I need to take it one step further and get scuba certified?

Here are six reasons that have finally convinced me to become a scuba diver. I now am not only a scuba diver, but diving has pretty much become my whole world, and I have never regretted it for one single day.

1. How to learn to scuba dive is so much easier than you think.

Granted, setting up the equipment, that will support your life underwater can, in the beginning, be quite intimidating, but luckily, it is easy to do. So easy, that even a 10-year-old can handle it.

A regular beginners course with one of the major scuba diver training agencies like PADI, SSI or NAUI, will usually take between 4 to 5 days, during which you learn all the necessary skills you need to become a safe diver. So, as you can see, learning how to dive is relatively easy for the right person and the rewards are endless.

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2. Scuba diving gives you more time to explore the ocean

If you like snorkeling and freediving, you will love scuba diving. Granted, you might have to give up some of the freedom of movement that you enjoy as a snorkeler and free diver due to the equipment required for scuba diving, but in return, you are getting a substantial amount of time to naturally explore the underwater world and meet incredible creatures up close and personal.

Just think of your bragging rights on Facebook, when you’ve met and posted the picture of your first shark underwater! Check out our gallery, and you will see what I mean!

3. Scuba diving is very relaxing

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This article is published by The Scuba Page, the online magazine for Scuba Dive lovers around the world. The Scuba Page is part of RUSHKULT : the online booking platform for adventure sports. Visit the RUSHKULT platform to book your next Scuba Dive training, guided trip and accommodation.