FIRST!: Before you signup for diving lessons or buying any diving
gear, make sure to get a medical checkup first! Diving can be deadly!
Second: Before you sign up for diving lessons (Anywhere on the
planet!), make sure to get
referrals first of the dive school you are planning to get your dive
training from. There are many good instructors teaching diving but sadly
they also have some questionable shops in the PADI and other
"Professional" networks that are not teaching you the proper techniques
but rather put you on the "fast track" to get you a diving certificate
so they can sell you their overpriced diving gear and diving trips.
Third: Make sure to buy the proper diving gear!
used? have it checked out first by a qualified diving gear expert.
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)
The PADI system is a highly commercialized diver training
system/program. You can use the PADI system to get your dive training
started. The PADI network has a vast network of freelance dive
instructors located worldwide and associated diving shops where you can
buy your dive gear for your diving hobby or even a potential diving