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 hawksbill sea turtle chomping on some coral in the wild… There is nothing that can compare!!

If this sounds exciting to you and you want to explore more, try out our Discover Scuba Diving experience or PADI’s entry-level certification: Open Water 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 (TSC Divemaster Instructor)


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