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Health Benefits - Diving

Physical Health

  • Develops leg and arm muscles, as you need some strength to swim underwater.
  • Helps keep the feet flexible as you paddle to swim.
  • Improves co-ordination and overall flexibility.
  • Improves the respiratory system, as you have to adapt to using an oxygen tank.

Mental Health

  • Can be truly amazing and a great way to relieve stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Refreshes the mind, helping to improve concentration and clarity as you swim in the underwater world.
  • The sensation of weightlessness can be both invigorating and soothing.

Rehab and Recovery

  • Always discuss any rehab or recovery plan with your health care provider.
  • People with sinus, ear, respiratory or heart problems may not be suited to diving.
  • The weightlessness experience can be liberating and invigorating for people with limited mobility.
  • There are some organisations that specialise in diving for people with disabilities.


  • Learning to dive with a group can be a great way to meet new friends.
  • Diving can be quite kit orientated and so diving with an organised group can help reduce costs of having your own equipment.
  • Sharing the experiences of the underwater world with others in your group is a great way to bond.

Weight Management

  • Diving will burn off some calories, but diving alone is unlikely to help you shed the pounds.

Healthy You

Pembrokeshire offers many ways of improving your health, from increasing stamina/strength, losing weight or improving your positive mental health and wellbeing.


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