Scuba Diving in Barcelona!
A whole new world …I have a giant bucket list of all the amazing things that I want to experience, this is one of them, and fortunately I was already able to scratch it from the list!
I was going to spend the summer holidays in Barcelona, but since I had been there twice before, I wanted to try something new and different from what I had done the other times. I researched for various beach-related activities until I found diving activities for beginners close to Barcelona – in Costa Brava!
I decided to go Scuba diving and boy was I excited!
I don’t think I can describe how enthusiastic I was with this decision. The funniest part is that I also can not describe how scared I was too. Fortunately, I have a younger sister that follows me on many adventures and this was one of them. But as a big sister, I’m used to being the example and showing confidence even in the most difficult situation.
It’s our job, right?
Well, sometimes these roles can be reversed!
One of the aspects that helped me with the choice of the diving school was the inclusion of the transport from Barcelona to Costa Brava, all equipment and photos of the water journey. So when we got to the diving school, everything was wet and there were swimming equipments and jars of air everywhere, but not in a disorganized way but in a busy way because there were always people coming and going from the dive. However the dive groups are small, in my case we were initially 4 for 2 instructors. That was nice!
Before we equip ourselves and listen to the instructions, payment is made and we must complete and sign a document certifying that we
And then I got scared.
Honestly if I had gone alone or if my sister showed a little uncertainty about it, I would have given up, but it would have been one of the biggest mistakes ever! These risks exist but for people who may have respiratory and cardiac problems, who are already aware of this before they even think about doing this dive. So don’t worry, you will be fine if you always pay attention to your instructor and you will see that it is easier than it seems.
Why do divers dive into the water on their backs?
Because if they throw themselves in front they will fall into the boat 😀 😀 😀
4all divers is the name of the company and if you’ve never tried scuba diving before then they have the option “Try Scuba” that is the right for you. You will get to explore the amazing underwater world of Costa Brava and see a great variety of marine life!
With this option you will have a real dive in the sea at a depth of 5 to 8 meters, under strict supervision of a professional instructor who will guide you and the best part is that you don’t need certification.
The duration of the full activity is aprox 3 hours and also includes diving insurance, all equipment, changing room with showers, photos and transfer to your hotel in Barcelona.
Honestly, I was really scared and always making sure that my sister really wanted to go.
What the hell am I doing?
What if something bad happened?
Tried hard not to panic but kept on thinking positive…
It’s gonna be a wonderful experience. Just do it!
I could feel my heart beat fast and my ears hurt as I went deeper. Following my diving instructor, I equalized my ears often, until I felt comfortable to explore the underwater sea. It was so quiet that the only thing I could hear was my own breath.
My instructor kept on communicating through hand gestures to make sure I was alright with the water pressure and the rest.
There is nothing like breathing underwater. You feel your throat dry up and try blowing air from your nose but you can’t and then you make a conscious effort to try and convince yourself to breath from the mouth.
There was complete peace and silence, only sound I could hear was the sound of my heartbeat and breathing.
Some people are scared to try scuba-dive, I was. Some people love this sport and always finds excuses to go somewhere only to dive. You can either love it or hate it but you really should gather the courage to try! 🙂
Guest Author of Scuba Diving in Barcelona
Scuba Diving in Barcelona – A Guest post by Joana Henriques.
Meet Joana, the beautiful adventurer and traveler who has written this post on her love and experiences for scuba diving for my blog, and I thank her whole heartedly for that. Thanks Joana. Be sure to check out her lovely blog Room 27 and enjoy her creations. In her own words, this is what she says about herself and her blog,
“My name is Joana Marisa and I was born in Geneva, Switzerland. My parents are portuguese and when I was 5 years old we moved to Portugal. Since I was little, I travel a lot. My parents’ fault!!
We started with revisiting Swiss several times, then going to Disney in Paris and when I noticed I had already grown up and already visited many european cities.
Sometimes with my parents, sometimes just me and my sister and because of this, now I have a problem: I have a travel bug!
Now I am a Computer Engineer and I make IOS apps. It’s strange to be a girl in the IT world, however, it is super challenging! There is nothing in the world that I would rather do. I mean… I love travelling, trying new restaurants, taking spectacular pictures of everything I see and food and sharing my stories. But as I said earlier this is a serious problem and no doubt my parents’ fault! :)”