During Term 1 this year, a group of Grade 10 Physical Education students opted to gain their Scuba Diving Certification through PADI. This allowed us to take the challenge, explore and experience the underwater world. In our P.E classes, we had to learn the theory behind diving as well as spend a number of hours in the pool to familiarise ourselves with the necessary equipment and the skills we needed before heading out to sea. To acquire the PADI Open Water Course Certification, we were required to complete multiple open water dives in Singapore as well as sit a diving theory exam.
With the ‘clear’ visibility, we had the chance to interact with different aquatic life and look at objects that you wouldn’t be able to see on dry land. We also got to interact with our PADI Instructor, Gary Savins and other divers who were also learning. Under the water, we learned how to use sign language that enabled us to communicate with one another to ensure our safety and well being. Scuba Diving is a sport that not only allows you to learn new skills, but also encourages you to do and see new things. When you have the chance to go scuba diving, always remember these things: meet people, go places and do things.
We now look forward to using our globally-recognised certification around the world.