Ever wondered what makes us do what we do as scuba divers?
Psychology for Scuba Divers explores behavior and emotion in diving. With reference to established psychological theory and specific research in scuba diving, topics include: anxiety and the panic reaction, effective skills development, social influences on behaviour and brain processes such as attention and awareness. We also consider what motivates us to dive, to pursue our interests in diving and how being a diver affects us.
“We spend a lot of time and effort getting to know the equipment we use in scuba diving. What about understanding and maintaining that one irreplaceable piece of kit? You!”
– Dr Laura Walton
Psychology for Scuba Divers is developed and delivered by Dr Laura Walton, a UK based Clinical Psychologist and PADI IDC Staff Instructor. This unique course is available internationally and accessed via the scubapsyche.com website. The course is the elearning for the PADI Psychological Diver distinctive course, which local divers may complete by attending an in-person session.
Psychology for Scuba Divers elearning is for all qualified divers who are interested in learning aboutthe behavior of divers. New and experienced divers can benefit, and professional assistants and instructors will gain valuable insight.
Scubapsyche.com is a website built by Dr Laura Walton to collect and share information about the psychological aspects of scuba diving. The core aim is to support scuba divers to be conscious of what drives our behaviour, and take control over their actions and decisions.