PADI Divemasters and PADI Diving Instructors are in great demand to work on superyachts with many superyacht owners requiring their deckhands and stewards to have at least a basic PADI diving certification so they can buddy-up with them on fun dives.
Crew can gain their certification at hundreds of PADI Dive Centres throughout the Mediterranean, opening up a world of opportunities to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle, travel the world, seek adventure and scuba dive at some of the best dive sites the Med has to offer – all whilst earning a great salary.
PADI® is the world’s is the world’s largest and most popular diver organisation and, in this edition, we dive in with them to discover some of the scuba diving gear you’ll use in your diver certification journey.
Do You Really Know Your Scuba Diving Equipment?
We all use scuba diving equipment each time we dive, but do we really know the names of each part of our gear? Maybe you only know the acronym (BCD) or slang (occy) names for certain parts of your gear? Besides, we all know that diving is full of acronyms and shortened terms! Whether you’re looking to purchase your first set of gear, want to learn more about your equipment or if you just don’t want to mispronounce anything, here is a basic guide of scuba diving equipment for beginners.
Wetsuit, Wetty, Steamer, Springy
Being divers, the majority of us have come across or regularly wear a wetsuit. But have you ever heard other divers refer to their wetsuit with a different term? Some refer to their wetsuit as a ‘wetty’ (slang for wetsuit), ‘steamer’ (long wetsuit) and ‘shorty’ or ‘spring suit’ (short wetsuit). Despite what you call yours, wetsuits are essential for protecting your skin and keeping you warm while you are diving down into the deep blue.