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Why a Scuba Course is the Perfect Gift for a 70th Birthday
I recently wrote a blog "Why a Scuba Course is the Perfect Gift for a 40th Birthday" but as I had just turned seventy, I began to think that it would be appropriate to write one entitled "Why a Scuba Course is the Perfect Gift for a 70-Year-Old". The reasons are different, but in most cases, it is as appropriate for a 70-year-old as for a 40-year-old.
The 70th birthday is a real milestone in life, and an important occasion in itself. Giving someone a diving course as a gift is a great way to give them something they really want, as well as marking the occasion by doing something fun together (and spending time in one of the world's most magical underwater environments).
Providing the 70-year-old is medically fit, then in celebration of their 70th birthday, here are five reasons why taking up scuba diving is a great idea for their 70th:
- It is never too late to start learning something new
No matter how old you are, it's always beneficial to challenge yourself and learn something new. A 70-year-old can certainly still learn how to scuba dive! In fact, many people find that they pick up new skills more easily as they get older, since they have more life experience to draw upon. Scuba diving is the perfect activity for a 70-year-old looking to add another skill set to their repertoire.
- Diving is a wonderful way to stay active and healthy
It's important for people of all ages to stay active and exercise regularly, and diving is a great way for a 70-year-old to do just that. While diving, you are using most major muscle groups and getting good cardio exercise without even realizing it. Plus, the fresh air and sunshine you'll be exposed to while diving are great for overall health and well-being.
- Diving can help lessen stress and anxiety levels
The fast pace of modern life can be stressful for everyone, but this is especially true as we get older and begin retirement. Spending time underwater can help reduce stress levels and promote relaxation. The peacefulness of being surrounded by ocean life can also help ease any anxiety or worries an elderly person may be feeling about getting older. Learning how to scuba dive gives a 70-year-old a chance to unwind from day-to-day stresses in a completely unique setting.
- You Can Learn at Your Own Pace
Scuba diving courses are flexible and can be customized to an individual's needs and abilities. This is great for a 70-year-old, who may not be as physically able as someone younger. The beauty of learning to dive at an older age is that you can take your time, and there is no pressure to perform like there might have been in other areas of your life.
At Abyss Scuba Diving we offer tailored one-on-one courses which are perfect for any septuagenarian, enabling the course to be run around the needs and level of fitness.
- Diving is a fantastic way to see the world
One of the best things about scuba diving is that it gives you access to some of the most amazing and beautiful places on earth. Many 70-year-olds have fond memories of travelling the world in their youth, and diving provides a terrific opportunity to see even more of it. Whether you want to explore coral reefs, shipwrecks, or simply observe marine life up close, there are dive sites all over the world that are perfect for people of all ages and experience levels.
Although scuba diving is a thrilling activity for anyone, it is also a fantastic way for anyone to stay active, healthy and fit – no matter what their age! Since my seventieth birthday last April, scuba diving has remained as enjoyable to me as it was when I started over three decades ago. I very much look forward to going on a dive trip to the Solomon Islands in the near future.