Extreme fun ... with the sharks

For someone tourism - a complete "passing out": stretches in a pose of starfish on the sand, so leave and went.For someone - a struggle for survival: climb the cliffs, climb through the caves, paragliding ... and the most cunning choose a middle ground, "extreme" combined with rasslabuha.Ideal - diving, that is underwater scuba diving.There's the beach, the sun and the sea, and the thrill.Army leaving the bottom, of course, is hardly ever outweigh in number of idle heat-loving couch potatoes.But the reality is that the regiment who wish to take a look at the underwater world in all its glory every year noticeably arrives.Even the most modern aquarium and Aquarium now surprise perhaps that the kids, the rest of the shark in the "bank" does not impress.

Fins, mask and snorkel - just the first step on the way to the knowledge of the mysteries of the underwater kingdom.Hanging like a float on the surface, do not really see anything.The most stormy sea life occurs at a depth of 10-15 meters, where no air su

pply behind not suneshsya.The difficulty is that it requires special training, and even fans of easy money will not let you rent gear diver without a license for scuba diving.It is as necessary as the right to drive a vehicle.

Determined to master the skills of the diver, forget about the stories of chilling, in which the divers and then die in the jaws of sharks and remain disabled for life from decompression sickness.You only want to diversify your vacation, so do not put yourself on a level with professional divers and military divers.Your destiny - the so-called recreational diving, ie dive for fun.And he is no more traumatic than some volleyball.According to statistics, the degree of danger, diving occupy 21 th place, passing forward even such seemingly harmless fun, like bowling, which is on the 20th line!

degree of perfection of skill, as in any sport, a few, but, at least to begin with, do not threaten the high level.Stay on the achievement of the first stage of the hierarchy dive Open Water Diver.To get an indefinite international certification, you must pass a special course: 3-4 theory lessons, the same lessons in the pool and 4-5 open water dives.Then you will get the right to rent equipment and dive anywhere in the world to a depth of 18 meters.This skills inventory will be enough for the eyes.But in order to dive at night, during, wreck and swim in the grottos, you need to be trained further.

Complete training can be, for example, in Moscow or directly at the resort.In the capital's "hidden" price clubs are about the same: the theory plus practice in the swimming pool costs about $ 150-180, dive in open water, for example, in the suburbs - $ 120-140.One of the most common options when the final stage of the course are held abroad, mostly in Egypt (the cost of diving is the same as in the suburbs - $ 120-140).In Russia, issued a certificate stating that you have mastered the first part of the regulatory and abroad you will receive the second document.All they have to be certified by the signatures of instructors, each of whom has their number registered in one of the international professional associations scuba instructors PADI.Then it is to collect all the documents with a photo in a special envelope and send it to the United States, the headquarters of PADI.Only there are made of plastic diver's license.This can be done through a dive club or yourself.In the first case, the extra money for this operation you do not take, in the second - will have to pay for shipping and another $ 20 for the production of cards.

Before the holder of an PADI open a whole world: luxury underwater gardens with bushes of colorful corals, between which scurry colorful fish.Watch this fascinating spectacle for hours.By the way, you need to be aware of a limited number of air and better not to dive alone, and with a trusted friend that if anything comes to the rescue.Of course, delighted by what he saw splendor overwhelms you, but a real diver should never lose our heads.

Even if you follow all the rules, you'll be sure to look around for fear of predators.Bloodlust sharks - rather a myth, and in real life, these toothy critters rarely attacked.Scuba divers sometimes gets when he starts swinging with fear by some object.Catching sight of a shark, it is best to return to the boat, lay low, or pull over to the wall of the reef, in general, to calm down.If the "cannibal" close to you close, experienced divers recommend without hesitation to beat her with his fist right in the face.It is said that this unexpected audacity deters predators and they Retiro.Mainly in places popular for diving, dangerous instances are rare.Is worth noting that the continental shelf of the United States (in the area of ​​Florida and California), the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the coast of South Africa.Much more dangerous are sea urchins, that and strive to stab unwary tourists with its acrid needles.

Where to dive more beautiful?

waters around the Maldives (more than a thousand scattered in the Indian Ocean) have a unique color of jade and turquoise.In the Seychelles area is the National Marine Park, where all kinds of flora and fauna of the Indian Ocean.The most famous dive sites in Sri Lanka - Yala rocks.There are a lot of interesting caves, where hiding moray eels, octopus, fish pirates ... One of the most environmentally friendly places on earth is considered to be Costa Rica.Also very popular in Mexico (Cozumel), the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, the Indonesian island of Bali, Malta, Fiji, Malaysia, Island, Galapagos Islands, Antilles, Bahamas, coral reefs off the coast of Kenya and Cuba ... In general, a solid expensive exotics.But for us, the Slavs, a sweet deal to sink off the coast of Egypt.The Red Sea is considered one of the most colorful in the world, besides the price for fans of "ride" during the surveyed shipwrecks and just stare at the fish quite affordable.And in the Crimea, people find interesting places for diving.