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Benefits of Becoming a Certified Scuba Diver

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With the world made up of over 70% water, there is so much to explore deep under. While some may think you can just pull on scuba gear and dive in, you need a license to scuba dive. There are numerous benefits for becoming a certified scuba diver to consider. Here are our top four, that might convince you to become a PADI certified scuba diver at Ray Caye Resort.


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Safety First

The most important benefits of becoming a certified diver is for safety. Being certified means that you are trained by an experienced instructor to set up diving equipment safely and properly. You learn skills in various diving situations and safety procedures. Not only does this training make diving trips safer for you but also for your dive buddy.


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Easy Access Everywhere

Being a certified diver makes buying or renting scuba gears and filling tanks hassle-free anywhere in the world. Professional dive shops will not supply these services to unlicensed individuals. Dive tours are also even easier, as there is no need for long theory briefings or skills training sessions before.


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Numerous Health Benefits

Scuba diving, aside from being fun and entertaining, has great physical and emotional benefits. It improves flexibility and strength, reduces blood pressure, improves blood circulation, improves agility, improves respiratory system and relieves stress among many others.


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Explore More

Being certified means that you can explore more than the amateur divers can, you have more freedom to explore deeper waters, and wider variety of sites, generally priced lower and gives you more time underwater since you don’t need to sit through any introduction sessions.


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The bonus of obtaining a PADI scuba diving certification in Belize is that you not only get to vacation in a tropical jewel but you also get to explore some of the world’s best diving spots such as the Great Blue Hole or the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world, among other great diving spots just minutes away from Ray Caye Resort. Our certified instructors are ready to take you on a fun, safe and stress-free diving adventure to become a PADI certified scuba diver in half the time because we are located near the reef.


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Scuba diving is a great way of meeting new people and explore new places. A whole new world is waiting for you down there… Just do it!


In 2019 Hatchet Caye changed its name to Ray Caye. Because of this, some of the older blog posts will refer to Hatchet Caye and the newer ones will refer to Ray Caye. Either way, they are the same private island you have come to love. 


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