Divers come in all shapes and sizes and it’s totally ok. In the ideal world all divers would run, eat healthy, stay away from smoking, but in reality it’s rarely the case. If you think that you need to be a strong man in order to start scuba diving, you are wrong!
Of course, healthy lifestyle is recommended by all diving organizations, but don’t worry if you have few extra pounds. If your general health is ok, you should be fine to dive.
Scuba diving community tries to be as much inclusive as possible. There are even people with disabilities that are diving and they are rocking it.
If you are afraid that you won’t be a good diver because you don’t run few kilometers daily (I certainly can’t) or lift weights at the gym, forget about it and just try.
Remember, in water you are weightless!
* If you however have a serious medical condition, check with a doctor, if it’s ok for you to dive.