Why learn scuba diving?
Learning more about marine life is not only fascinating for both grown ups and kids, but also very important. Most life forms evolved initially in marine habitats and marine organisms produce a big part of our planet’s oxygen. Whilst the oceans provide living space to most of the species on our planet, we still have millions of species to be documented. By learning more about marine life, humans can learn more about themselves and by protecting it, we also protect the future of our children too. Scuba diving is a fun way to explore and learn more about underwater life.
As (finally!) we can hear more and more about how marine pollution is endangering our sea life, governments, companies and individuals are now have to work together to reduce plastic usage and eliminate marine pollution.
There’s a few things everyone can do:
- Stop buying drinks in plastic bottles – get a reusable drink bottle instead
- Refuse plastic cutlery, straws and cups
- Choose biodegradable: from nappies to laundry products – there is a biodegradable option for almost everything these days
- Choose the item with less or no packaging whenever you can
- Recycle your rubbish
- Buy recycled and upcycled goods
- Buy more local produce
- Never leave litter behind when on the beach. In fact, why not pick up some of you see any? It might save a turtles life.
What will you need if you want to learn scuba diving?
Hands on learning experience is always the best, so if you want to learn more about marine life and how to protect it – try scuba diving! It’s not only good fun, it’s very easy too and there are lots of accredited scuba clubs in the UK where you can learn to dive. Essentially, you just need a good instructor, a wetsuit and a basic gear: a mask, fins and snorkel and you’re ready to start.
It might surprise you, but the UK has some really beautiful scuba diving spots in Scotland, in Devon, or in Wales you’ll find beautiful reefs to dive and explore marine life. Scotland’s reefs and other northern waters are – in spite of the cold water, but that’s why you need a proper wetsuit – absolutely beautiful. Like the archipelago of St Kilda by the Outer Hebrides and St. Abbs.
This is a collaborative post.
Why not check out what we thought about Monterey Bay Aquarium when we visited with the kids – it’s the best aquarium I have ever been to and definitely a great way to learn more about marine life.