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Scuba Divers in North-East England completing PADI Psychological Diver

Scuba Divers in North-East England completing PADI Psychological Diver

1st November 2019

There is something I find fundamentally terrifying about teaching this course! Although the course is about theories of human psychology, it connects deeply to people’s real experiences as divers. In writing PADI Psychological Diver, every part has some connection to my own experiences as a diver. The concepts and case studies then link to the […]

Why seeking psychological services is not like calling the coastguard.

Why seeking psychological services is not like calling the coastguard.

4th September 2019

A metaphor about psychological support We can imagine that going through life is like sailing your own boat across the ocean. We all have different boats, some are faster, some slower. Some are power boats and others sail with the wind.  But most importantly we all have different directions that we want to go in, […]

What are psychological skills and how can they be useful in diving?

What are psychological skills and how can they be useful in diving?

21st May 2018

The aeroplane accelerated along the runway and as it lifted off I heard “we are going to die, we are all going to die!”.  Nobody had said anything, everything was fine.  The sudden appearance of this phrase in my head is what is known as an “intrusive thought”.  The mind wants to protect us from […]

Course Reviews

I always thought deep breathing meant a big breath. When I started thinking about it, it just caused stress since my buoyancy and trim would change when taking a big breath. This course gives a clear explanation about the actual deep breathing and how to practice it in your daily life, so you don’t have to worry about it while diving. – Charlotte

Deep Breathing in Scuba Diving

An excellent course presenting the important psychological aspects and influencing factors on diving. In my opinion this should be considered much more in diving training as it is done today, because especially diving tends to produce many situations, which cannot be handled solely by physical abilities. There are a lot of feelings and thoughts involved, especially fear, stress, overload of tasks, but also euphoria, wellness and relief. All in all I think the psychlogical aspects affect much more, whether someone enjoys diving or not. I am very happy I took this course, even if it was, due to the geographical distance to scotland, without any practical experience. So please keep on doing this, Laura! – Rolf

Psychology for Scuba Divers

Insightful and relevant, a must do course for all divers!

Lots to relate to here and a great overall look at the way panic manifests itself and how to manage it. This is relevant to all divers irrespective of experience and has some very important lessons and tools. All divers should take this course! – Faye

Prevent Panic in Scuba Diving