Five common misconceptions in the diving world

First of all, we want to say a sincere thank you to everyone who makes important posts happen. We know that such misunderstandings can touch many, but few speak them out loud. However, it helps open up important issues from a professional perspective.

So what do we often hear?

1. I can't swim. I only stay near the shore where it is shallow.

2. My ear starts to hurt while diving. That's why I can't come scuba diving. I've only dived with a mask and snorkel before.

3. I really want to try or learn diving, but I'm very afraid.

4. I do not need a Rescue Diver course. I don't want/it's too early to take responsibility for others.

5. NEVER under ice.

Let's take a brief look at each point.

1. To start diving, the basic skills of swimming near the shore are enough. But scuba diving itself opens up a new understanding of water and helps overcome the fear of the deep, so swimming the required 200-300 meters in the basic course is no longer difficult. In the diving experiment, the minimum skills are sufficient. The main thing is that you feel comfortable in the water.

2. Right from the first scuba diving lesson, including the diving trial, you will be taught to equalize the pressure correctly, even before you feel pain or other discomfort in your ears. With practice, this skill even becomes automatic.

3. It may be surprising that you can often overcome your fear of water or depth when diving. Almost 99% of the students realize when they dive that there is no such thing as fear. And that's exactly why we professionals are here to support you. Through our own experience and by seeing more potential in you than perhaps you yourself, we help you really make friends with water.

4. The Rescue Diver course focuses on the skills to deal with different situations in the water. Many people have the impression that the course aims to increase the responsibility of the fellow diver. In reality, you will gain skills in a course that teaches you how to act safely in various situations caused either by divers – yourself or others – and by the circumstances. Those who have completed the course say that the Rescue Diver course is the most important step in a diver's path, which provides knowledge, experience, reliability, understanding and confidence in one's own actions in emergency situations. This, in turn, increases peace and security and makes diving more enjoyable.

5. Never say NEVER. Diving easily makes you fall in love with the sport, and as with hobbies also on land, sooner or later you feel the need and enthusiasm to break your own limits. You want to expand the possibilities that the wonderful water areas give us. And in Finland, we also have the opportunity to enjoy the real wonderful works of nature under the ice in clean and clear water!

Shall we continue these discussions? Write to us and we will try to answer all your questions.

Experienced divers, what other misconceptions or prejudices have you encountered in the diving world?


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