Staying healthy is at the forefront of our minds in our current situation. It is well known that sports can help exponentially with physical and mental health, and Scuba diving is no different. We wanted to share with you some of the health benefits of scuba diving. Apart from the obvious relaxation and time away from the stresses of daily life, do you know the health benefits from diving?
Here is a small list of some of the great benefits of our beloved sport:
Increases strength and flexibility of your muscles.
Helps to relieve stress
Is great for your skin
Strengthens and increases flexibility in your muscles.
As scuba diving is a fairly physical activity you use your whole range of different muscle groups, giving your body an all-over workout.
Physical activity is great for the body but also the mind. Combined with the breathing techniques applied for diving and losing yourself in the beauty of the underwater world relaxes the mind and lowers your stress levels. Your body and mind can reset and fall back into their natural state and divers receive similar effects often seen from meditation.
Great for the skin
Ocean water is like a magic elixir to our skin. It has significantly higher amounts of minerals, including sodium, chloride, sulphate, magnesium and calcium.
This makes it highly useful for skin conditions such as psoriasis, and even benefits for eczema.
Sea swimming and exposing yourself to the salt environment has been proven to reduce symptoms of hay fever, sinusitis and respiratory symptoms too!
Of course, it’s possible to dive in colder climates, however, usually, diving holidays include travelling to a warmer destination.
Holiday means adventure, excitement and unforgettable experiences that can only do great things for your body, mind and soul.
Visually the sheer variety of fish, corals and critters is enough to put anyone in a fantastic mood. However, it has been proven that seeing certain colours can affect the brain in many different ways helping to change and improve your mood.
Scientists believe that if we are subjected to bright and intense colours, similar to what we might find surrounding reefs, it can help to promote feelings of happiness as well as the feeling of being uplifted. Also, the colour blue has been known to induce a calming and relaxing effect on the body, great news huh?
When you go diving, if you are not already diving with a partner, you are paired up with a buddy. These people are usually like-minded individuals who share a common interest.
Whenever you are on a liveaboard or a diving resort, it is always easy to make friends and meet new people. It is also very easy to feel a sense of community when scuba diving.
It gives a wonderful feeling after having an incredible experience during a dive and being able to share the details of it over dinner with your fellow divers.
Many of our Scuba travel customers stay friends with their Liveaboard buddies and dive with them again and again over the years making lifelong connections with a shared loved for the sport, another of the many health benefits of scuba diving
The health benefits of scuba diving are huge and include physical and mental wellbeing. So, why not start planning your next diving holiday. We have a huge range of Liveaboards and resort to chose. Book today and pay No Deposit, until the travel bans are lifted. Keep your diving dreams alive with Scuba Travel.