Saturday, September 7, 2013

What are the Costs of Scuba Diving?

If you've noticed, scuba diving is a kind of sports that do not come cheap. In fact, it can be quite costly, what with the expensive scuba diving equipment and gears that you need to prepare. So before deciding to begin taking on the activity, you have to check how committed you will be with the sport. Don't worry over the worth of your investment though as the experiences and adventures you will get to have will be priceless.

First of all, you need to learn that the cost of scuba diving can be classified into 3 parts. They include costs for:

  • Scuba diving certification
  • scuba diving lessons
  • scuba diving equipment 
  • actual dives
To begin with, scuba diving lessons and an accredited scuba diving certification is required before exploring the underwater environment. Expect to pay around $300-$500 for the course leading up to the scuba diving certification.

The bulk of your cost of scuba will however be spent on your scuba diving equipment. Be prepared to pay around $1,400 to $2,000. However if you expect to dive only few times a year, then maybe renting is the wiser choice for you to go. On the other hand if you plan to dive regularly, buying is the only option. Why? Because first of all renting is expensive. Costs vary from about $30 to $60 for a two tank dive.

If you think that this cost of scuba diving is over your budget, you can always buy the scuba diving equipment one piece at time. If this is the better option for you, then I suggest you start of with purchasing the regulator, then the BCD. In this time you can still rent the rest of the equipment however it will be much cheaper now that you own some of your scuba gear. However remember that if you were to buy your scuba diving equipment in bulk you can get some great deals through discounts so maybe the overall costs may be reduced.

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