However, this is simply not true, although before you go scuba diving in the ocean, it is sensible that you have some basic knowledge of diving and decent swimming ability. However, you do not have to be an experienced diver. After all, everyone has to go scuba diving for the first time.
Scuba diving is a pretty self-explanatory pursuit really. Scuba divers can be seen in many movies and in many theme parks. While the general idea of scuba diving is the same everywhere in the world, what you will see underwater is not. There are a number of marine creatures and plants that can only be seen in certain countries. This is one of the reasons why you should book a scuba diving escapade with care.
In Thailand for example, scuba divers are often able to swim with porpoise and marine turtles. This alone is worth the cost of scuba diving for many people. Aside from swimming with sea creatures, you can also spend your scuba diving vacation examining life and the environment underwater.
Just a few of the many marine creatures that you can easily see in Thailand are large lobsters, electric eels, sting rays and a large number of different kinds of fish. The fish found in Thai waters are very varied because of the incredible environment they have there, which includes natural reefs, sandbanks and wrecks..
Maritime creatures are undoubtedly the most exhilarating part of scuba diving, but there are also other submarine activities in which to participate. For example, many scuba divers enjoy diving along coral reefs. Coral reefs are not only home to a large amount of marine animals, but they are also great to explore. You will find it exciting swimming around the many different shaped reefs.
Having said this, unless you are an experienced underwater diver, you should go scuba diving with a skilled professional. These professionals are most commonly found by means of scuba diving tour groups. Scuba diving tour groups can be found all along the coast of Thailand. Scuba diving is a popular pastime among foreigners in Thailand, so you would be astute to book your scuba diving trips well ahead of time.
As well as booking a scuba dive with a trained diver, you can also take scuba diving lessons at most coastal resorts in Thailand. Many of these locations also offer guided tours. Scuba diving lessons are offered as group lessons or private lessons. Private lessons may be a bit more expensive, but many first time scuba divers find them worthwhile, in more ways than one.To find accompanied tours intended for scuba divers, you can ask in local sea front bars, at your hotel reception or at the nearest tourist information office. Whether you have already chosen your destination or not, you will easily be able to find local underwater tours or lesson, especially in the more popular Thai cities like Pattaya and Phuket. The things that you will see underwater will make your holiday even more unforgettable and make you wish you had started years previously