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Diving in Sri Lanka: The Underwater World of the Blessed Land

In such a wonderful natural oasis as Sri Lanka, diving has become the most common type of outdoor activity. The reason for the extraordinary attraction for diving enthusiasts lies in the fact that diving in Sri Lanka is a kind of tour of the museum of shipbuilding. Dangerous reefs located near the coast very often caused shipwrecks in various times. Therefore, many ships forever found peace in these waters, now becoming a local attraction for all history buffs. And about the many varieties of the inhabitants of these places, perhaps, it is not worth mentioning. It is enough to ask those who have ever visited here, or to do a couple of dives themselves to understand that such a stunningly magnificent variety is not found anywhere else in the world. Diving in Sri Lanka gives all scuba diving enthusiasts not only a lot of positive impressions, but also the desire to be here in these warm and hospitable tropical waters as often as possible.

Speaking about the island of Sri Lanka, you can not help but mention diving in the famous resort of Bentota. This resort offers tourists a huge number of opportunities for relaxation. Of course, along with such types of recreation as exploring the cultural life of the island, sailing on yachts and water skiing, diving is also very popular among vacationers, as well as one of its varieties – spearfishing. Experienced and highly qualified diving masters of this resort will provide you with all the necessary information about scuba diving, and also, if necessary, will conduct several practical exercises with you.

Some divers feel great even without scuba gear. They prefer to spend the majority of their free time in shallow water, where water is saturated with life and colors no less than in deep-sea areas. Of the equipment for such dives, a mask, a tube for breathing underwater, and, of course, a wetsuit that reliably protects the diver’s body from various parasites and other troubles will be quite enough.

An incredibly beautiful variety of sandy beaches, tortoise farms, elephant nurseries, as well as legendary rice fields and tea plantations, combined with the traditional comfort of local hotels will give you a lot of positive impressions.

How to find a diving instructor? Ancient Eastern wisdom states: “The best student is the one who was able to surpass his teacher.” However, one should also take into account the fact that the personal qualities of a teacher play an important role in teaching. The number of various awards and a high level of practical skills, of course, should also be taken into account, however, to match a person with a high status of a teacher, the personal “human” qualities of a specialist still play an incomparably more significant role than any others.

The level of mutual understanding, low respectful attitude towards students, equally attentive attitude to both practical and theoretical aspects in the pursuit of diving skills are, of course, the determining factors in the choice of a diving instructor. In addition, of course, the instructor must have a valid license that allows teaching activities in diving. In addition to strict compliance with all of the above recommendations, the main quality of any diving instructor should be the desire for further, more professional study of the practice of developing the deep sea, as well as the ability to convey this desire to your students.

A diving instructor is a person who is fully dedicated to comprehending the deep sea and is always ready to help his students. And the instructor padi (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is a person who has all these qualities, but also has the highest possible level of both practical and theoretical training, and is a recognized master of scuba diving of international class.

PADI scuba diving training always begins with the development of underwater communication skills in the form of gestures and other conditional signals. Also, at the initial stages of training, during intensive practical exercises, skills of proper immersion and raising from the depths are inculcated. This is a very important point, since if a novice diver can not learn to correctly perform the entire sequence of actions, both when diving and when lifting from a depth, his body will be subject to great overloads, which sometimes threaten not only the health, but also the life of the diver. After learning the basics of diving in the pool, it’s time to test the skills of divers in natural conditions. Having mastered exactly this part of the diving courses, you will be able to make independent dives without any difficulty, and even open your own diving training courses.

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