Diving is an amazing activity. It provides access to underwater environments that few have ever witnessed, and many areas are still unexplored. You'll encounter a variety of critters ranging from the colorful to the strange, and if you're lucky, the rare encounters.

It's also an activity that involves specialized equipment, skillset, physics, and environmental knowledge. For these reasons it's a sport that requires training, good physical health, maturity, and discipline in order to be done safely.

In this section you'll learn what diving is, the process of getting certified, and the risks associated with diving.