It’s been a long time since I wrote my last blog post. We have been so busy here at SeaVentures these past few months. But I must continue writing about my adventures.
As you can see I had some fun getting accustomed to my new surroundings.
Next came my chance to scuba dive!
I enrolled in the PADI Open Water Scuba Course, which is their name for the Beginner Class. I learned PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) is the certifying agency.
Wayne, a SeaVentures Master Scuba Diver Trainer, explained to me that there are 3 simple steps to becoming certified. The first step is Home Study. He gave me an “Open Water Crew Pak” and told me about each of the items inside. The main tools are the PADI Open Water Book and DVD.
I was a little worried since I had not read a text book since… well… it’s been a while. But I learned that the book is written in such a way that it can be understood by a 10-year-old. And the DVD helps to reinforce the book material for those of us who prefer to learn by watching a video.
I must confess that I procrastinated about getting my reading done before my classroom sessions. Let my mistake serve as a warning to others. Don’t add stress to a fun experience by procrastinating with the Home Study portion. Read the book, complete the Knowledge Reviews at the end of each chapter, and watch the DVD before you come to class. Don’t let that 10-year-old student in your scuba class show you up!
I honestly couldn’t wait to get in the water. But book knowledge is important so that we begin with a solid foundation.
Then, the fun part begins…
To be continued…