For all you landlubbers out there thinking ADEX 2016 is only for divers, and that diving is just an excuse for going on fabulous holidays to exotic, far-flung places and befriending the local fish (although this is an undeniable part of the attraction of this addictive sport), there is so much more to it.

Here are 10 reasons why you need to get underwater:

You will meet creatures you never thought existed


From the multicoloured mantis shrimp that will make you think you’ve gone all Purple Haze in the brain, to the red-lipped batfish who looks like a late-night drag act – the ocean will always amaze you.

It’s Easy!

If you haven’t tried it yet, don’t be put off by that one diver who talks about the time he had to wrestle off a carnivorous turtle weilding nunchuks – he’s probably lying. When taught properly, diving is easy. Just be careful – it’s also addictive.

It’s always different, everytime

It sounds like a dive-ad cliché, but that’s because it’s true. Every dive is completely different, from the critters you see, to the behavior of the fish, even when you dive the same sites again and again.

It’s a great leveller


Low gravity, breath-controlled movement and a silent world means that diving is accessible to almost everyone, no matter what age, size or level of physical ability. Even if you’re wheelchair-bound on land, underwater you may well be able to move freely, and being deaf is actually an advantage!

It’s like flying

Floating, weightless in the water is one of the most dream-like experiences possible. when you’ve cracked your buoyancy, you’ll even be controlling your position in the water with your breath. How Superman is that?

Take your camera underwater

Looking for a new creative challenge? If you’ve got your buoyancy under control, pick up a camera, stick it in a housing and say hello to the rest of your life, and goodbye to your savings account! Underwater photography is a splendid addiction.

Explore a vast amount of history

Sweetlips and other tropical fish school around manmade wreckage

From downed WWII bombers, to sunken ships and lost cities, the ocean holds countless secrets and extraordinary pieces of our past…

Meet new people


Forget Tinder – diving is one of the best ways to meet a cool, new crowd. It’s a club of millions; just remember that real life isn’t all like online dating.

Bond with the family

Diving is a fantastic way to spend time with the kids, helping them to develop self-reliance, self-confidence and a passion for the world we live in! You never know, you might have a young marine biologist on your hands.

Salt water is a cure all

From Roman Baths, to spa-breaks – water has been linked to health benefits for centuries. imagine the advantages of being totally submerged in warm seawater, full of life energy, for hours at a time.

It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced diver or someone whom has never been more than a metre underwater, ADEX 2016 is for everyone.

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