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5 Life Lessons that we Learned from the Pandemic

It’s been a year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Looking back, many people around the world have fallen victims to this disease. To protect the people, communities around the world enforced strict health protocols and travel restrictions. These preventive measures caused a setback in the economy which affected the majority of business sectors including the diving sector. 

Many people were convinced that the pandemic would only last a few months. Who would have thought that we will still be faced with this concern a year later? People are resilient and we learned to face the enemy head-on. We found a renewed sense of hope now that COVID-19 vaccines are being disseminated to the people.

We would like to take this opportunity to share the lessons we learned from this pandemic. 

Lesson #1: The lockdown strengthened family ties

The lockdown forced many people to adapt to the changes in their work environment. Many companies allowed their employees to work from home to prevent the spread of the virus. This gave people the opportunity to spend more quality time with their spouses, children, and extended family. 

With many parents working remotely from their homes and children taking online classes or distance learning programs, families have more time to bond. If there’s a silver lining in these unprecedented times, then this is it. The global situation opened a path for family members to become closer to one another.

Lesson #2: COVID-19 made businesses re-evaluate policies and procedures

The COVID-19 pandemic affected small, mid-sized, and even big companies. One of the industries hit hard in this pandemic is tourism and travel.

Like many other businesses, we at Nemo Diving Center re-evaluated our policies and procedures to adjust to the changes brought about by the situation. We are committed to keeping our customers safe that’s why we implemented stringent health and safety protocols in the new normal. Our team regularly disinfects our dive center especially highly-touched areas to ensure the safety of our instructors and divers. We also make sure that our boat and dive equipment are properly disinfected before and after use. 

Lesson #3: Nature found a way to flourish

When the global lockdown began, scientists observed the decline in air pollution. With many people forced to stay home, the usage of petroleum and other fossil-fuel products went down. The air quality dramatically improved in many urban centers. Even the ocean showed remarkable improvements such as the flourishing of some marine species populations due to the reduction of human-induced stressors. 

Lesson #4: People can unite in times of social distancing

Plastic pollution has been a long-term global concern. Plastic is a major pollutant but the pandemic has led to the rise of new ocean pollutants – single-use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as disposal face masks and gloves. Disposable medical masks that end up at the beach and the ocean are entangling birds and marine creatures. 

Despite the restrictions of COVID-19, people have turned to online measures to urge people to dispose of single-use PPE particularly face masks properly. 

Our divers make it a point to retrieve discarded medical masks that we encounter in the ocean to protect marine life. We encourage fellow divers to do the same. If your group wants to do a clean-up dive, please get in touch with our dive shop Dubai and we can organize one for you. 

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Lesson #5: We can defeat this.

By continuing efforts to enforce strict health and safety protocols and getting vaccinated, we have better chances to win this battle. Stay safe everyone. 


Scuba diving is an exciting and adventurous water sport that offers a chance to explore the beauty of the underwater world and its amazing marine life. The UAE, particularly Dubai, is one of the most popular destinations for scuba diving, attracting divers from all over the world. With its crystal clear waters and diverse marine life, scuba diving in Dubai offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

The cost of scuba diving in Dubai varies depending on the dive center you choose and the type of dive you opt for. On average, a single dive can cost anywhere from AED 250 to AED 550, with the average price for a single dive being around AED 350. This price usually includes all the necessary equipment, such as the dive tank, regulator, and wetsuit, as well as the services of a professional dive guide. At Nemo Diving Center, We offer a wide range of diving packages to suit every budget and experience level.

Diving in Dubai is an incredible experience, and the UAE is home to many dive sites teeming with amazing marine life including colorful soft and hard corals, sea turtles, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, cuttlefish, octopus, nudibranchs, seahorses, and a plethora of fish species. It is also noted for its incredible dive wrecks that have become rich artificial reefs. These dive sites offer a unique and exciting diving experience, providing a chance to explore sunken ships and other structures that have become havens for marine life.

Come and explore the unique underwater world of Palm Jumeriah in Dubai and incredible dive sites in Fujairah such as Dibba Rock, Sharm Rock, Martini Rock, Snoopy Island, and more. At Nemo Diving Center, we offer dive trips to these amazing dive sites, allowing divers to discover the incredible marine life that has made the wreck its home. We also offer a wide range of other dive sites to choose from, including shallow coral reefs, deep wrecks, and drift dives, providing something for every level of diver.

In conclusion, scuba diving in Dubai offers an unforgettable experience for all levels of diver. With its clear waters, diverse marine life, and incredible dive sites, Dubai is a must-visit destination for any scuba diver. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, our team at Nemo Diving Center will ensure that you have an amazing time exploring the beauty of the underwater world.



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