WHO WE ARE
“Bangladesh Scuba diving” was established by 3 individuals who have distinctively different diving experiences from each other. The combined diving experience of these 3 founders are about 45 years. The founders bring their diving expertise from various environments such as: navy diving, cold water diving, wreck diving, warm water, surf diving, zero visibility diving, drift diving, etc. Besides diving they all have professional jobs on a daily basis which includes being an expert in the IT sector, Finance sector and in the Armed services.
Why open a dive center in Bangladesh:
The founders realized that there was no formal internationally recognized (PADI, TDISDI) scuba diving training center in Bangladesh. It was also noticed that there was and still is a growing demand to explore the diving sector in the local community. So these 3 founders decided to open a virtual diving center as their 1st step, then in the very near future open a full-fledged physical diving center in Bangladesh.
The current plan is to start a small training class consisting of 2-3 divers per class in Bangladesh. For larger groups we can offer a 5-6 day all inclusive dive excursion to our partner dive center. The offer would include the flight, the hotel, and the dive training or the dive costs.
The founding members strongly believe in promoting a healthy marine environment by promoting the best practices in Scuba diving. There is no doubt that the world we live in today and the habits we have adopted is not a sustainable behavior towards the cohabitation of the environment and us. Conservation of the marine life is essential to the survival of our future generation because everything is interlinked to each other.
Our Vision Statement:
The goal of our diving center is to “Promote a sustainable marine environment using Scuba diving as a passion to encourage diving to those who are interested in experiencing new adventures and saving the marine environment.”
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR FIRST SCUBA DIVING LESSON!
There’s nothing more thrilling than first-time divers.
- In principle any one can do scuba diving.
- Knowing how to swim is important and needed.
- Physical ability can be determined by a medial check from a local doctor.
- Participants must be able to pass the PADI medical questionnaire prior to dives.
- Scuba diving is not suitable for pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant.
- No alcohol or drugs can be consumed prior to the excursion.
- A surface interval of 12 hours is required before flying after the dive.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Scuba diving stands for “self-contained underwater breathing apparatus” (scuba).
- It is a completely independent system from the surface. Meaning to breathe underwater the diver carries their own independent breathing system.
- The air inside the diving cylinder is compressed air same as the air we breath from outside. It consist of approximately 79% nitrogen and approximately 21 % oxygen. There are some other gases in very limited quantity as well.
- Just like any high-end hobby, there is a high upfront cost to start diving. However, once you buy the basic equipment’s the equipment’s can last for years.
- Besides the basic equipment’s such as masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuit, one can rent the rest of the other needed equipment’s from the dive center for a very small fee.
- However when you move on into being a Technical diver then almost all of the divers purchase all their own equipment’s. In that case the cost will definitely run into many thousands of dollars.
- Scuba diving is actually very safe and very enjoyable when all the proper procedures are followed. It is one of the most fulfilling experiences one may have.
- However if can be very dangerous and can be deadly if the proper diving procedures are not followed. Scuba diving sometimes gets a bad reputation due to the mishaps of some divers who do not follow the proper steps or those who are not properly trained.
- Many people wrongly presume that the air in the scuba cylinder for recreational diving is pure oxygen, but that is not the case. Oxygen is actually poisonous after a certain depth due to pressure. Because of the nitrogen in the compressed air, divers need to be very careful when diving to greater depths, as nitrogen narcosis can occur, which has the same effect as excessive alcohol. This is easily solved by going back up to shallower waters.
- A more serious effect of nitrogen is known as Caisson’s Disease also known as “decompression sickness”, which is when nitrogen starts to form bubbles in the diver’s body. This becomes an issue when the diver returns to the surface and normal air pressure and can lead to death. This is why one of the most important things to remember for divers is to never go too deep too quickly and never to go back to the surface too quickly.
- There is definitely some needed basic fitness required to become a scuba diver.
- You must be at least 10 years old and have a medical release from a doctor if you suffer from or have previously suffered from a serious medical condition.
- Second, you must be able to swim 200 yards (200 meters) and be able to float or tread water for 10 minutes.
Personal information with emergency contact.
PADI Release of Liability/Assumption of Risk/ Non-agency Acknowledgment Form – General
Training or PADI Statement of Risk and Liability/ Non-agency Acknowledgment Form – General Training.
PADI Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding
Diver Medical form
Physical ability can be determined by a medical check from a local doctor.