To celebrate International Youth Day, we asked Dorian (age 10) of Dive Into Life to tell us a little bit about his scuba diving experience so far. Dorian, who resides in Germany, recently qualified as a Junior Open Water Diver in Egypt.

Why I Wanted to Learn to Scuba Dive

Hello, my name is Dorian, and I love scuba diving. My mother is a PADI AmbassaDiver and is also a diver, so she inspired me to try it. Did you know she even went to dive in a cenote and even went into pure poison for a few seconds fearlessly? I knew underwater was an amazing place where you can find stuff like rare fish.

why I wanted to learn to dive - interview with Dorian from Dive Into Life
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My First Dive

We went to the Maldives and tried it out, and I loved it. It is amazing what lives underwater. From colorful corals to amazing fish. Before I started diving, I wanted to see sharks and mantas. I have never witnessed something so amazing. At that moment I had to be very brave. How would you feel if you had to swim with sharks? 

eLearning and Knowledge Review

In 2022 at Easter, I was allowed to do the Junior Open Water Diver course, because I was 10. So I did the eLearning. The questions were not so tricky. I just answered 50 questions on the final test. Then, I reviewed the hazards with my PADI Instructor. Of course, they are easy to avoid; you just have to be careful.

why I wanted to learn to dive - interview with Dorian from Dive Into Life
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In the Water

Amazing views, shallow depths and clear visibility. Parrot fish gliding by and mantas like angels. Nature was aiming for perfection. I love the extraordinary colours of corals and cool shapes of fish, like the flat moonfish.

As part of the PADI Junior Open Water Course, I did 5 dives and I completed my whole training in a shallow lagoon.  I had to take my mask off and throw my regulator away and get it back in my mouth. The most difficult exercise was taking off my mask. But, what I liked the most is training to be a good diver. After all that I felt good and proud of myself because I managed. In total, I have done 7 dives in my life so far.

Thank You, PADI

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