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5 Reasons to Start Scuba Diving 0

Posted on January 24, 2020 by Ronald Mccarthy

A trip to a tropical island can be an opportunity to discover the underwater world with scuba diving. We often find the same hesitations when diving: fear of breathing underwater, fear of depth, fear of panicking. However, once the first apprehensions are overcome, diving has many advantages!

Are you still hesitating? Here are some great reasons to go scuba diving.

Discover a whole new world

On average, water covers 80% of the Earth. Visiting only dry places is limited to 20% of the landscapes! Underwater, you will find sandy bottoms, rocks, coral reefs but also canyons, peaks and caves. The flora consists of the simplest green algae with the most colorful soft corals, passing through a whole range of shapes and colors.

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