Nemo Diving Center’s scuba instructors attest that one of the best rewards of teaching people how to scuba dive is seeing the fascination in the eyes of their students. It feels good to witness divers, especially beginners explore the underwater world. Their eyes light up with delight whenever they encounter marine life which gives scuba instructors a sense of fulfillment. If you want to experience this kind of fascination, sign up for any of our PADI Diving Dubai courses and we’ll introduce you to an incredible underwater world.
Dubai marine life encounters
The PADI Open Water Diving is like a beginner’s entrance ticket to the kaleidoscope world beneath the waves. The course will equip you with the basic knowledge and skills that you need to become a PADI-certified scuba diver. With this first certification, you can explore the ocean up to a maximum depth of 18m/60ft and see incredible marine life.
It’s so easy to be astounded by the many wildlife that you’ll see during your dive but remember to observe without touching. Fish and other aquatic animals have a special coating that helps them fight infections and protect them against predators. Touching marine life can destroy this coating and make it vulnerable to diseases and predators.
The warm turquoise waters of Dubai are home to many fish species that come in different colors, shapes, patterns, and sizes. Some possible fish encounters include pufferfish, angelfish, lionfish, guitarfish, clownfish, boxfish, and more. It’s advisable to keep your movements slow so as not to spook the fish. This way you can observe them better in their natural habitat.
Graceful sea turtles
Did you know that sea turtles have been around for millions of years, and they are some of the most ancient creatures on Earth? Encountering one during your dive is a reminder of the precious history of life on our planet.
Green turtles are often seen in Dubai waters and love swimming along the coral reefs and bays. They got their name after the greenish color of their skin. Green turtles are one of the largest sea turtles around the world and they can weigh up to 700 pounds. There’s also a chance to encounter Hawksbill turtles which are noted for their narrow and pointed beaks. These graceful creatures also have remarkable patterns on their shells.
Dubai waters are a favorite playground of different species of rays including manta rays, spotted eagle rays, and cownose rays. Although there’s no guarantee that you’ll come across rays during your dive, seeing them in their natural habitat is a welcome treat. Witnessing these creatures glide effortlessly in the water is one for the books.
Spotted eagle rays can be easily identified by the white spots found on their backs. They love warm waters that’s why they are often found in the UAE. One of the special things about spotted eagle rays is their ability to jump out of the water when they are swimming close to the surface. If you’re lucky, you can see them swimming in small or big groups.
Manta rays may also be spotted in Dubai. These majestic creatures are the largest species of rays. Their wing-like pectoral fins make them look massive in the water. It’s also possible to come across cownose rays which are migratory species that travel in large groups.
The joy of marine life encounters
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, encountering marine life is one of the joys of scuba diving. Seeing marine creatures such as fish, turtles, and rays in their natural habitat makes you appreciate the beauty of the underwater world. Signing up for a PADI diving course Dubai gives you the privilege of exploring the aquatic realm and seeing different kinds of marine life.