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The Health Benefits of Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is known to be a fun and adventurous activity... but did you know that it also does wonders for your health? Here are some mental and physical benefits you may notice during or after your next bubble-making session:

Diving is a great form of physical exercise. Have you ever wrestled into a wetsuit or picked up a scuba tank? Sometimes just preparing for a dive can feel like a work-out! Once you're underwater, swimming around a reef is a great way to boost cardiovascular health and strengthen muscles.

Manta Team member Isaac doing his daily work-out routine

Inhale, exhale… Scuba diving can be compared to meditation as you are required to focus on your breathing. The golden rule of scuba diving is breath deeply, continuously and never hold your breath. This lowers the heart rate and allows your body and mind to relax.

Student diver learning how to control her position using her breath

Being surrounded by nature is scientifically proven to reduce stress and boost your mood. There's no better way to immerse yourself in nature than to go scuba diving. As you explore beautiful coral reefs you will have the chance to closely observe all sorts of marine life. No one has ever been in a bad mood after meeting a sea turtle, it's just impossible!

A diver observes a beautiful turtle searching for some food

Freedom. A neutrally buoyant diver feels completely weightless. This takes pressure off any achy joints and bones. Then, there's the added benefit of being able to move in ways that are not possible out of the water, which feel so liberating!

Which way's up?!

The benefits of socializing. Connecting with people who are interested in the same things as you is a great way to increase your social circle. When you go scuba diving you will get to meet lots of like minded people that you get to form amazing memories with.

Diving buddies for life

It increased your confidence and self-esteem. Scuba diving often pushes you outside of your comfort zone. As you respond to new challenges, adapt to new environments and conditions you'll be feel empowered and your confidence levels will increase!

Feeling empowered and confident after completing the PADI Open water

So guys, if you're looking for a new activity that comes with an array of mental and physical health benefits, scuba may be the perfect choice for you! Contact Manta today at if you're interested in seeing for yourself.

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