A SCUBA DIVING INITIATION LETS YOU DISCOVER THE UNDERWATER FLORA AND FAUNA, ENJOY NEW EXPERIENCES AND GET TO GRIPS WITH YOUR EQUIPMENT. FIND OUT ALL THE STAGES OF A SCUBA DIVING INITIATION TO HELP YOU TAKE THE PLUNGE!  

Who can do a scuba diving initiation? 

A scuba diving initiation is for anyone who wants to discover the underwater world. However, some recommendations should be taken into account if you wish to do so:~- children must be at least 8 years old. ~- pregnant women should not dive. ~- if you are epileptic or asthmatic, you will not be able to do an initiation.~~For an initiation, you will simply have a form to fill in. This is used to determine your fitness for this sport and a medical certificate is not necessary.

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Stages of a scuba diving initiation

First, the instructor will give you the equipment you need: wetsuit, mask, fins, buoyancy compensator, etc. Then you will go to the dive site where you will be briefed on how to use the equipment and all safety instructions will be explained. In the water, everything will be set up to ensure your safety, put your mind at ease and guarantee that you have a magical experience. You won't need to worry about anything since a qualified instructor will be with you the whole time. He or she will address any worries you may have and will adapt the session to meet your expectations. You will dive to a depth of 0 to 6 m, so that you can enjoy your first diving experience to the full. Down there, you will have a fascinating time meeting the underwater world and its flora and fauna... An intriguing and mysterious world, where fish roam and nature reigns. All of this in silence where all you can hear is the sound of your own bubbles!

After the scuba diving initiation 

Have you done an initiation and now you want to go further? After this step, if you want to continue and get better at scuba diving, you can do certification courses. There are several training organisations out there: FFESSM, PADI, etc ... They all award qualifications that will eventually allow you to dive autonomously. If a child has been captivated by the underwater world after an initiation, please note that it will not be possible for them to take their Level 1 diving certification before the age of 14. 

Our tips for beginners 

Above all else, take other people's stories and experiences with a pinch of salt! Feelings and expectations are really personal and every dive is different. If you want to continue this activity after an initiation, it is important to understand that you must choose the right equipment. Preferably get a good mask (having a problem with your mask can totally ruin a dive) and choose the right wetsuit for the conditions (summer, winter, etc.). Also, always be respectful of the environment around you. Finally, the golden rule of diving: enjoy it! 

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HAVE YOU RECENTLY DONE YOUR FIRST SCUBA DIVING INITIATION? WAS IT AT SEA OR IN SWIMMING POOL? SHARE YOUR FIRST UNDERWATER EXPERIENCE WITH US IN THE COMMENTS. 

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Maud

Subea dialogue leader - padi rescue diver 

 

I am the Dialogue Leader for the Subea brand. My father, a PADI Divemaster diver, gave me the bug when I was 8 years old and since then scuba diving has become my passion. I now have my PADI Rescue Diver certification.