Discovering Scuba Diving
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Yesterday I had made a reservation at a Scuba diving place called Starfleet Scuba. They offer various courses but as a beginner I had two options -- an introductory half day "Discover Scuba" course or a three day "Open Water" certification course. One can start with the intro course and have it count towards the certification. I decided to do that because if I went for certification, I wouldn´t have time to do much else while I am in Bocas.
It started with a 20 minute instructional video followed by instruction of basic techniques in the water next to the dock. Next, they took me out on a dive with my instructor guiding me the entire way. There were three other divers who went with us -- a British women who lives in Argentina, a Spanaird and a guy from the US who had been traveling through Central America for 2 months.