Scuba diving is a sport enjoyed by people from all walks of life. As long as a person is over 8 years old, is in a good state of health (this means no serious medical issues, people with physical disabilities can scuba dive) and is not afraid of the water, they can dive. A love of the ocean, a sense of adventure and a desire for exploration are usually some of the things that encourage people to dive.
Where can I learn to scuba dive? – These days it is pretty simple to find a place that offers instruction. Most classes start in a classroom and move to a pool so good places to look for a class includes community colleges, the YMCA, neighborhood pools and Scuba shops. In fact, the people who work in dive shops are filled with knowledge and scuba-lore and might be willing to share. (This is more that a fact, actually; scuba people love to talk about their experiences and are helpful with tips about diving). PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors) has a wonderful site in which eLearning classes are offered. People can earn their PADI Scuba Certification online. Courses such as Open Water Diver, Dive Theory and Scuba Tune-up can be taken from the comfort of home.