A majority of people would admit that they dive for the relaxation, excitement, adventure, and peacefulness experience the underwater world provides. For recreational diver interested in experiencing deep sea, depth places rarely seen by the human eye or excited to view the beautiful reefs of the sea; scuba diving can provide various benefits. Besides observing fantastic things in beautiful natural environment, scuba diving comes with health benefits too.
One way to strengthen your muscle is by exercising in water. Swimming is the best providing both a cardiovascular workout and muscle workout as you push against the natural pressure of the water on your body with minimum to no strain on your joints.
You can also spend hours in the water carrying heavy equipment while swimming against the natural resistance of the water. It may sound very tiring, but it feels easy since you are busy enjoying yourself, but in reality, you are getting an excellent workout.
Breathing deeply and slowly while diving produces a peaceful, relaxed state while the diver concentrates on the underwater environment rather than their daily life problems, therefore, helping to reduce stress and balance the nervous system. A calm and relaxed state of mind has been proven to promote a positive attitude and prevent depression
Sunlight supplies the body with vitamin D, which helps maintain bone density, aid the body’s absorption of calcium, and helps support the normal functioning of the nervous system. This will result in strengthing of the bones and increasing endorphin production in the brain, which contributes to a healthy nervous system.
Social health benefit
When you take a dive trip, you meet other like-minded people that share that common interest. By joining a scuba diving club or class, you will come in contact with many people with the same hobbies who may end up becoming life-long friends. It’s an exciting feeling to surface from a dive full of incredible memories of your adventure and then to be able to share them with good friends who are just as interested as you are.
Improve blood flow
While working all your body muscles all at the same time during diving, you will also give yourself a full cardiovascular exercise. The muscles require oxygen, so your blood vessels open for a better blood flow to supply the much-needed oxygen.
Lessen blood pressure
Diving can help lower blood pressure. The new studies conducted have shown that those who dive on a daily basis are less likely to have strokes and heart attacks.
You don’t have to be incredibly fit scuba diver; it’s a sport that is easily accessible to the average person. Nevertheless, you require to be in a state of heath and free of any serious medical problems. Before diving, though, you will be asked to answer a medical questionnaire. Diving also makes you appreciate the environment even more and will bring you closer to the right people that can educate you about the importance of preservation and fragile underwater habitats