The Social Health Benefits of Scuba Diving
Social Health Benefits
The sport of scuba diving is full of super interesting and adventurous people. Sharing new experiences is a great way to meet new people and have a common bond. When you dive, you’ll meet other like-minded people. It’s often easy to become good friends as you all share that common interest. It’s an exhilarating feeling to surface from a dive full of wonderful memories of your experience and then to be able to talk about and share them with good companions who are just as excited as you are!
The Buddy System
The buddy system in scuba diving means you need to learn to be responsible for both yourself and your buddy and to look after your own safety. You will learn to stay calm at all times and that can help you during stressful situations in your every day life.
Bonding Over Common Experiences
When you dive with a group, even if you don’t know them, it’s easy to build a bond over your common experiences.
I’ve gone diving on a live aboard sail boat for a week, with a group of strangers. Every dive, we share stories and get to know each other through these experiences. At the end of the week, I always feel like I’ve made a group of new like-minded friends.