You will be making lots of friends in this new hobby, as this isn’t a solitary sport. You will be paired off with someone, even if you’re visiting a dive centre alone, and are supposed to be with your dive buddy at all times. Just make sure you have stiff drinks after your dives than before, as diving while drunk is not permitted.
Diving makes you work your entire body with a slight twist: the water makes you work harder, but also gives you buoyancy, thus making your body work in different ways to balance itself. This improves your flexibility and stamina, and also makes you quite supple.
This increased action throughout your body causes your circulation to kick in stronger, thus making your diving a wonderful cardiovascular workout while you enjoy the wonderful seascape all around. People who dive regularly have been known to have a lesser chance of having heart attacks and strokes because of the reduction in blood pressure, a direct result of the cardio workout.
There are several health benefits of diving, from increase in lung capacity to improving your sense of balance and focus, to de-stressing.
Of course, diving isn’t just all about going under and looking at fish, wrecks and corals. There are a wide range of activities you can combine with diving, like for example, underwater photography and videography, a career in marine biology, or even practical applications like search and rescue, or just going for advanced diving certifications.
Diving is fun, and going along on a dive safari in the Maldives is one of the best ways to explore the country both above and below the water. Follow the directions of your dive instructor and your dives will be nothing but pleasant memories that’ll last a lifetime. Click here for more info on the Maldives.