Vacations present us with the perfect opportunity to try new things. Whether it’s trying new activities, visiting new places or sampling new foods. One activity I think everyone should try at least once is scuba diving.
Having the opportunity to explore the amazing underwater world which surrounds us should be considered as a huge privilege. Here are 5 reasons why you need to try scuba diving on Koh Chang, at least once in your life time.
1. It’s easier than you think
Taking that first step is much easier than you probably think it is. Even with no previous experience you can try scuba diving. You don’t need to study for days and take exams before you’re allowed to dive. You simply need to sign up for an introductory 1 day course which will teach you the basic about diving, before you try scuba diving in the water for the first time. It’s often referred to as a Discover Scuba Dive (DSD) and is something anyone over 12 years can experience. All dive centres on Koh Chang offer DSD day trips to popular dive sites as well as dives straight off the beach if you prefer. You can even try using the equipment in a swimming pool first.
2. See the real ocean
It’s once been said that we know more about what lies above us than about the ocean bottom. This is one statement that I believe is very true still. To try scuba diving and get the opportunity to witness what lives, breeds and breathes in the waters that surround us is a real privilege. Life forms you could encounter during a dive are unlike any other creatures. Koh Chang has some awesome marine life which you’ll be able to get up close and personal to if you try scuba diving.
3. Photo opportunity
If you love taking photos then you’ll really enjoy taking your camera below the surface. Not only will you be able to film and record your experience of diving and the dive site, but you’ll also be able to capture the local marine life. Some of the things you’ll encounter during a dive you wont want to forget in a hurry, so capturing them on camera is a great way to preserve the memory.
4. Add some excitement to your vacation
We all know that vacations are all about unwinding and relaxing on the beach or by the pool. Forgetting about home and work for a week or two, and soaking up the hot sunshine. However, the great thing about visiting a different country is the opportunity to experience all that that country has to offer, which for Koh Chang includes diving. Add some excitement into your day and get yourself along to your nearest dive centre to sign up for a dive trip! I know you’ll love it!
5. A feeling like no other
Finally, and probably most importantly is what you’ll get to feel when you try scuba diving. It’s a truly amazing feeling being completely weightless, floating around in such a huge space. Unless you’ve travelled into space before, chances are you’ll not have ever experienced anything like this before. There are no words to quite describe it. You have to try it to believe it!