Can you do scuba diving if you don’t know swimming? The answer is quite simple– Yes! We, at Aqua Nomads, make it possible for non-swimmers so that they can also feel the magical experience of being a part of the rich marine life of Havelock Island (officially known as Swaraj Dweep now), even if it is for some time only. The underwater world of this island is considered the best in India, and that’s why, it would be absolutely great if you could have your first dive here. Oh, the things you will see! Clownfish, tiger fish, angelfish, along with so many other colourful fish can be spotted in its clear waters. And the excitement doesn’t end here! Don’t forget about the bright-coloured corals that further enhance the beauty of the island’s aquatic world. And you know what’s the best part? That you can get spellbound by all this oozing natural charm even if you are not a swimmer. You can be completely surrounded by water and look at incredible fish right in front of you without knowing swimming. Just imagine!
Aqua Nomads, a 5-star PADI centre, is there with you at every step when you have finally decided to take the leap of faith. If you are a non-swimmer, even then you should consider doing scuba diving. Of course, you may think that “I will be in the water, surrounded by water, and I can’t swim. Is that a good idea for me?”. In one word, the answer is ‘Yes’. If you want to dive, then go dive. Nothing should stop you ever from exploring the rich marine life of the Andaman Islands.
To enlighten you more and help you relieve your stress (in case you are worried), the fact is that when you scuba dive, then you don’t actually need to swim. You use fins to move through the water. Moreover, the scuba gear has everything to keep you absolutely comfortable under the water as well as when you are on the surface. Moreover, you will be accompanied by our expert diver at all times under the water. He will make sure that you are fine during the dive. That’s why, you can be totally stress-free and just enjoy this breathtaking experience.
When it comes to diving for the first time, then a majority of the people choose the Andaman Islands as their destination. The reason is simple! No other place in the country has such an amazing marine life. in addition to that, corals here are also not so bleached as in other places. Till the time they are somewhat protected from the effects of global warming, you should go for a dive here to see something magical. Who knows what's going to happen next!
If you are diving for the very first time, then you will be doing an introductory scuba diving program like Try Scuba or a PADI Discover Scuba Diving program. And for these, knowing swimming is not required at all. All you need is the willingness to go under the water. And even before that, the experts of Aqua Nomads will give you a training session so that you get familiarised with the water. You will be taught some basic underwater signs also so that you can communicate smoothly with your trainer.
An introductory scuba diving program like PADI Discover Scuba Diving is an experience-rich course that is designed to offer you a taste of scuba. At all times, there will be our dive professional with you in the water. It will be his responsibility to keep you safe during the program. This program is perfect for you if you want to just do it once and not take it up in a more in-depth manner. However, if you do decide to pursue this incredible sport in a more intense way because you are willing to explore the oceans in different parts of the world, then there are certification courses that create divers, who are trained in a number of diving procedures and skills. That will include safety and emergency procedures, along with so many other things. Also, after a certain level of certification, you will be able to dive without professional supervision. And for all this, swimming will be required.
You must be thinking why do people invest so much of their effort, money, and time to get certified. They can just do more introductory scuba diving programs wherever they go, right? Of course, they can do so and there is nothing wrong with that. So many people do that. But the basic diving programs are designed to be not more than an introduction. In the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, your instructor will handle your safety under the water. That’s why all the responsible dive centres conduct these dives in those locations only where the conditions are predictable, benign, and also within the control of the instructor.
Diving for the first time is a marvellous experience. The feeling of breathing for the first time under the water is nothing less than a treasure in itself. Whosoever tries scuba diving with Aqua Nomads comes out with the feeling of ‘WOW’! However, if you go for scuba diving certification, then that ‘Wow’ will soon turn into “OMG, I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT!!!’. Going deeper and deeper will let you unlock other levels of surprise. Only then you will be able to believe that whatever you see in an underwater documentary on the Discovery Channel, is real and you can get to see all that as well. For that certification as well as swimming are required.
Even after your first dive when you don’t know swimming, you will be really fascinated with this experience, and you would love to do it again wherever and whenever possible. Before doing it, you may be a little bit nervous and tell yourself to remember all the underwater signs correctly. But the feeling of letting yourself descend inside the water will be so good. You will be completely weightless. It can be barely explained in words how it actually feels to be in that zone. It is a mix of surprise and adrenaline rush. It is like a perfect cocktail of innumerable and unforgettable memories in the right proportion.
If you ever get an opportunity to have the miraculous experience of scuba diving in the Andaman Islands, then grab it! Diving with the experts of Aqua Nomads will surely be a great addition to your life.