I was a teenager and my parents insisted that I choose something to occupy my time during the summer. I gave countless hours of thought to choosing something I would enjoy and keep them happy. In the end I chose to become an open water certified diver. I admit this took them by surprise, but at the same time I think they were not surprised at all. You see, I was a water baby. That’s to say that my parents had me in the water since the age of 6 months old, no joke!. Even though at that age it’s basically just floating, I feel like it has led me to the most amazing, free, and adventurous activity that I could have ever have imagined… SCUBA Diving!
For me, it is like I am in an extraterrestrial world and nothing else matters. I am completely separated from everything and completely focused on my environment and the gear that is keeping me safe. Everything else just falls away. No matter what you encounter on a dive it always ends the same way … with wanting to get back in the water.
Have you ever been at one with wild dolphins, oceanic manta rays, gigantic whale sharks, or even a hawks-bill sea turtle chomping on some coral in the wild … There is nothing that can compare!!
If this sound exciting to you and you want to explore more, try out our Discover Scuba Diving course or PADI’S first certification; Open Water SCUBA Diver. With our extremely qualified staff of instructors you won’t find a better training facility than Toronto Scuba Centre.
Join us and become … adventure!!
James Giroux (Divemaster TSC)