One of the things that fascinate me most about diving and its teaching is the power of the gaze. We live in an accelerated society, where everyone looks to himself and in general, we have only few relaxed moments and not so much interpersonal contact. We do not look enough to eachother.
Looking at the eyes of a person, known or unknown, is sometimes difficult. The eyes are a great element of expression of emotions and mood. But often we are not able to hold our eyes on people, because we have the fear of showing too much about ourselves.
When we dive and are under water, one can not speak. And, even though any educational system in the world of scuba diving has its own signs to be able to speak with the hands, the eyes are a great source of information. Under water, especially during training, we look at our eyes. And through the observation of the eyes, the instructors can understand the overall state of the person: we can detect very good things, such as joy, excitement and enthusiasm; or things that alert us to give a tranquilizing response, such as fear, stress or anxiety.
Acting responsibly to respond to a look is a very enriching task that helps me to empathize and recognize the state of people in the water, which has a direct impact on improving this personal ability also outside the water. And the best of all is that this can also help you! Come to dive with me and check it out!
Watch an official video about the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular course to start the adventure of the underwater world.
The video explains the experience of a random diver who starts her adventure on her holidays, a very common way to make a first step into diving. She explains how good is the Open Water Diver course to meet people with a similar approach to life although they might come from different countries, backgrounds or ages.
Within the course, she gets used to the diving equipment and becomes more and more comfortable with it, gaining the confidence needed to be able to experience breathing underwater. As you can see, the Open Water Diver course is based on step-by-step practice and repetition to incorporate in an easy way all the learning points and requirements. The PADI system is made to make things easy.
With this course, you will discover a totally different world and will be surrounded by things you’ve never seen before. As she explains in the video, open yourself to experience new things and be surprised by the way things move underwater. It’s a great experience quite similar to weightlessness!
Are you ready to discover this new environment? It’s only in your hands to find a dive center or a diving instructor and enter this new world of diving. I’m sure you’ll not regret!
After a career in branding and business, complemented by some works as a teacher in university (know more about me here or visit my LinkedIn profile), I am now focused on the training of divers working as a Open Water Scuba Instructor. Let’s see where this approach will bring me: I’m excited to see what happens when I combine my interests in Education, Business and Diving.
“To work as a diving instructor, help with my branding and business knowledge and learn from the diving industry while I create my digital space”
– My current mission
Universo.Blue might be the first step into a new future. It’s a personal website, a personal project, in which I try to describe my approach to diving and offer my services as diving instructor and guide.
Universo represents my world and the things I like. It’s a latin particle written in Spanish that shows my Mediterranean background, which is something differential in the world of diving and an attribute of my character and approach.
Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence.
I was lucky to be part of a diving trip at the Red Sea organized by Buceo Hispania Barcelona on board of M/Y Blue Melody, one of the vessels of the Blue o Two fleet based in Hurgada. It was my first time diving in the Red Sea and I was really surprised by the great visibility of it’s waters!
We did a route called “Simply the best“, and, although we did not have Tina Turner singing all day, I can say that “my heart was on fire” too during the whole trip. Great dive sites, amazing colleagues and a luxury boat where you can relax and enjoy the time between demanding dives.
We were lucky to visit these dive sites:
Gota Abu Ramada (3 dives)
Big Brother (2 dives)
Little Brother (1 dive)
Daedalus Reef (3 dives)
Elphinstone (2 dives)
Marsa Shona (1 dives)
Little Brother (3 dives)
Check this out if you want to see a summary of the trip! And if you want to come next time, feel free to contact me!
And a big thank you to Javi, Jose García, Jose Mesas, Maite, Nacho, Niko, Oscar and Vicente for their company and some of their footage I used to make this trailer. And to Jose Aguarod for his guidance!
This picture is from the day all the team from Buceo Hispania Barcelona succeeded on the PADI Instructor’s Exam. This was the official starting point of a new period for myself, in which I’m trying to put many ideas in shape. My first step: working as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor… and let’s see what the future brings.