What benefits does continuous training in recreational diving bring me?
If you have recently finished your Open Water Diver (OWD) course, you have probably wondered whether or not to continue with your training as a recreational diver, following the Continuing Education programs that are offered to you.
A large part of OWD certified divers settle for that certification and do not continue their diving training. However, there is another part of this group that does decide to progress in their diving training.
And this is so because, for some people, the training provided in the OWD course ?focused on teaching how to take care of one's own safety and assist a colleague? is enough, while others want to develop further as divers and perfect their techniques, while expanding their theoretical knowledge in this area.
The benefits of continuous training
In my opinion, they are the following:
- Increases diver safety, by expanding your theoretical knowledge of diving and skills in the water (buoyancy, equipment handling, underwater orientation, deep diving, night diving?), extending the legal coverage of your diving insurance in accordance with your further training.
- Provides specific learning in the management of emergency situations (rescue and self-rescue), including first aid training, which is also useful in everyday life.
- Ultimately, iIncreases confidence in one's abilities as a diver, which results in the increased dive safetyboth your own and your partner's.
I hope this post will help you make a decision on this matter.