Scuba Lessons, Equipment, Destinations

Scuba diving is an exciting activity offering multiple levels of apprehension and exhilaration when divers submerge underwater in diverse locations worldwide.

Private Scuba is an ideal resource website for beginners to learn about PADI dive certifications, underwater marine life, and how to take a scuba diving course in Thailand.

What are the Attractions of Scuba Diving?

Adrenalin levels rise, your heart beats a little faster, and a new world of wonderment is waiting below the surface.

Divers and snorkelers get to see nature and biodiversity at its finest. It is a colorful mix of marine animals and plant life that live in the oceanic landscapes.

The information in this website focuses on the beautiful scenery that is, for many, an unseen world beneath the waves.

We aim to help newbies and certified divers learn about the blue planet and how to treat it with respect.

You may have already realised... scuba diving is 'in our blood'. What's more, we want to share the passion and the amazing experiences with you.

So, let's dive in:

Recreational scuba is a unique 'non-contact' sport. The enjoyment and safety of the industry is based around trust, partnerships, and communication.

Our team of qualified instructors contribute knowledge, skills, and expertise throughout this website. They bring a wealth of experience with expert advice and safety tips for safer diving to help make scuba diving easier and more enjoyable.

We pride ourselves in helping our dive buddies get the most from diving. The best way for us to achieve this is by sharing unbiased and meaningful tuition.

With more than twenty years behind us, since starting a business in diving, the foundation of our success revolves around the firsthand experiences of all that matters in the community.

Welcome aboard!

A LIST OF TOPICS FOR DIVERS

The A to Z of Scuba Diving help guide contains a comprehensive list of diving subjects with links to further detailed information and useful advice.

For example, some of the most viewed categories are:

Note: You can also browse through FREE scuba lessons online and get ahead of the curve. Almost all of the reputable scuba entities will offer certifications through a PADI-based outlet.

SCUBA DIVING CERTIFICATIONS

PADI scuba diving certification levels available in Thailand.PADI™ is an abbreviation for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. They are the leading scuba diver training organisation based in California.

The section covering 'PADI Scuba Diving Courses' is the best place to start. Click on the certifications list for details about the course content and skill requirements.

You will find guidance about how the different professional levels work. The list starts with the introductory program all the way up to the coveted dive master qualification.

Important: We also have a popular Snorkeling Blog with informative articles, snorkel equipment reviews, and expert tips for novice snorkelers.


SCUBA EQUIPMENT LIST

Scuba diving equipment for sale online.Choosing the right scuba diving equipment is an important aspect for diver safety.

The section shows what gear is available - and what equipment you need to go diving.

You can also browse through the accessories section to see how the modern and sophisticated dive gear can help you develop your skills.

From eye goggles to full wetsuits, and other ancillaries (e.g. cameras and computer based gadgets), this section will keep you up-to-date and heading in the right direction.

Popular sections include:

Tip: Doing some research before making your first scuba equipment purchase can save you money and help to make sure you get the best gear available.

SCUBA INJURIES EXPLAINED

As with many sports, there are hidden as well as some obvious dangers that can lead to injury. Sometimes, they will become diving accident death statistics in the pursuit of pleasure and learning.

Rescue Diver Administers CPR to Injured Scuba Diver.Scuba diving is no different! Dive accidents happen in alien environments. Special care is needed, and often dive-specific treatment is required.

Whether you are 'entry level' or an experienced diver, you should acquaint yourself with all aspects of scuba diving injuries.

Moreover, learn about the possible remedies that you might be called upon to undertake - sometimes unaided!

This section lists all of the common injuries related to scuba and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of serious illnesses when something goes wrong. The most serious accidents include:

Important: The PADI Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a free template and flow chart that guides rescuers in providing effective assistance in cases of diving accidents.


SEA LIFE CREATURES

If this image of a clownfish doesn't enthrall you - or scare you - you should be aware that oceans are alive with a mass of underwater creatures.

Section with detailed information about sea life creatures.Fishes are as curious about you - as you are about them. Yet, many organisms will stay rooted to the same spot for several years.

The sea life animals section is one of the major attractions for divers and snorkelers alike.

But, once you have dived, you will appreciate the importance of our ecosystems.

We separate the marine life section into several sub-categories that include:

Note: We need caring divers (and non-divers) to help conserve fragile aquatic ecosystems and save coral reef formations from pollution and overfishing.


SNORKELING BLOG

The snorkelers blog is the place to find expert snorkeling tips for beginners and all the answers you need about swimming with a snorkel.

You may be interested in learning about:

Check out other sections that contain reviews about snorkel gear, newsworthy articles for snorkelers, and how to find great snorkeling destinations.


TOP DIVING DESTINATIONS

Top Scuba Diving Destinations: Beach at Goa.You can view some of the best dive sites in the world from the comfort of a PC or mobile phone.

We dive into some of the most beautiful areas around the globe, from Australia, Asia, and in Europe, including:

Fortunately, many of the best destinations also have some of the top scuba locations and facilities for globetrotting divers.

Note: You can contact the Private Scuba team if you have any questions or comments. Scuba Steve will reply with a personal email.


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