The Ultimate Beginner's Guide To Scuba Diving: How to increase safety, save money & have more fun!

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide To Scuba Diving: How to increase safety, save money & have more fun!

by Darcy Kieran
The Ultimate Beginner's Guide To Scuba Diving: How to increase safety, save money & have more fun!

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide To Scuba Diving: How to increase safety, save money & have more fun!

by Darcy Kieran


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For newly certified scuba divers and those thinking about making the plunge!

Start off on the right fin!

How to scuba dive? How to get my scuba diving certification? 

  • If you are not a diver yet, this book is everything you need to know about learning to dive in a step-by-step beginner's guide.
  • If you are a newly certified diver and do not yet feel safe & comfortable underwater, this guide will show you what to do to be as relaxed underwater as you are on your couch.
  • If you are a dive instructor, this reference book will provide a quality framework to use with your students to prepare them for a lifetime of legendary underwater experiences.

Regardless of your reason for wanting to learn to dive, chances are you won't go scuba diving after completing your open water certification. Weird, right?

There are "holes" in the way dive instructors teach. This handbook will lay it bare so you can prepare to learn to dive and get what you need to increase safety, save money & have more fun!

Recommendations are backed by industry-wide surveys that the author shares with you. He also explains ISO international dive training standards so you can prepare to learn to dive and know if you are being short-changed.

This step-by-step handbook to learning to dive covers scuba certification courses, dive equipment & dive travel with 550+ pages of actionable information.

  • Should I get a PADI certification or go with another dive training agency? 
  • How much does it cost to learn to dive? How can I save money?
  • How do I get comfortable underwater? 
  • What can I do to feel & be safe while scuba diving? 
  • What are the scuba certification levels and which ones matter to me?
  • Typical mistakes made by people who decide to learn to dive.
  • The pitfalls & traps in the dive industry. How to avoid them.
  • Where to take your certification and with whom.
  • Selecting a dive instructor, dive center, dive resort & dive boat.
  • Your health & fitness to dive.
  • What dive gear to buy & what to rent.
  • And so much more!

Most books about scuba diving are written by instructors with good content. But Darcy Kieran gives you a 360-degree view from his experience as an instructor trainer and owner/manager of dive shops, dive equipment wholesalers, dive boats, scuba diving university programs, and dive resorts.

This handbook won't teach you how to scuba dive – you must get in the water for that! But you will know exactly what to do before registering for a scuba course.

The author shares typical mistakes that would cost you time and money and, in many cases, provide you with such a bad experience that you would want to stop scuba diving. This book gives you a chance to learn from others' mistakes! It will help you understand how the dive industry operates so you can navigate it to your advantage.

Do not risk missing out on a lifetime of legendary scuba diving adventures because many dive professionals you'll encounter are not always professional. Instead, learn how to be the leader of your own adventure!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781738970322
Publisher: Buzzwinx Media
Publication date: 04/13/2023
Series: SPF Scuba Diving , #1
Pages: 566
Sales rank: 703,656
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Darcy Kieran is Principal at The Business of Diving Institute. In the dive industry, Darcy has been a Course Director and Instructor Trainer with multiple dive training agencies for recreational and tech diving. He owned/managed dive shops, dive gear distributors and wholesalers, dive resorts, and charter boats in Canada and the USA.

He’s been on the Board of Directors of the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA), a dive industry trade association based in California. And he brought with him valuable experience from other industries, including sporting goods manufacturing, radio & TV broadcasting, transportation, digital marketing agencies, and education. Darcy is an engineer, radio announcer, public speaker, and author.

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