In order to spend more time in the water during your yacht charter vacation, it helps to follow these top tips to speed up your PADI certification.
Providing you with all of the necessary knowledge to dive with confidence, a PADI certification is essential for exploring a number of the world’s best spots. Indeed, by arming you with all of the relevant technical know-how, a PADI certification allows you to enter a whole host of underwater wonders which are off limits to unqualified divers.
Naturally, being PADI certified is a massive advantage when you’re cruising directly above coral reefs, shipwrecks, and the occasional forgotten ancient city.
Whether you’re interested in an entry level or advanced course, there are a number of ways you can speed up the process to ensure you spend more time discovering and less time studying whilst away on a private yacht charter.
As with all qualifications, getting PADI certified requires a little homework. Specifically, the breakdown of theory and practical modules means that you’ll have to spend a little time getting to grips with the finer details of diving.
In order to get ahead, it helps to hit the books well before you step on board your chosen yacht, leaving more time to get on with the practical side of things. With a fair amount to work through, you’ll be glad you did it before your vacation.
Of course, it’s also possible to ready yourself for the physical tests by undertaking a number of exercises in the months leading up to your charter.
Being PADI certified hugely increases the options on offer when it comes to a private yacht charter vacation
Though it may be stating the obvious, it’s incredibly important to make sure you’re ‘swimfit’ before undertaking a course to become PADI certified. Indeed, some instructors will insist that you can comfortably swim 200 meters in a pool before they’ll take you out to sea. It’s therefore a good idea to get in some lengths leading up to your vacation to make sure you’re prepared for the tougher conditions.
If at all possible, it’s also advisable to get some experience of swimming in the sea both with and without the aid of scuba equipment. As part of your PADI course, you’ll simulate the experience of a mask becoming dislodged, and the sensation of having salt in your eyes may come as a bit of a shock if you’ve not encountered it before.
By doing all of this well in advance of your course, you’re likely to complete the necessary tasks with a greater efficiency, and with far more enjoyment.
Ultimately, to fast track your PADI certification, you’ll want to equip yourself ahead of time with plenty of book smarts and a refined physical ability. By doing this, you’ll find yourself quickly progressing through the courses during your vacation.
In order to find out more about charter yachts which feature dive centres and PADI certified dive instructors, please get in touch with your preferred charter broker.
Alternatively, take a look at all superyachts which come with diving equipment.