On Nov 28, 2017, I enrolled in a “Zero to Hero” program. I start off with zero official dives and zero certifications, hence the “zero” part, and finish as an instructor. My certifying agency will be Scuba Schools International (SSI), and my first course, of course, will be the SSI Open Water Diver course.
There are many specialties to choose from, and my instructor highly recommends that I take the Extended Range (XR) course next so that I can use nitrox. Among other benefits, it is safer than breathing regular air underwater.
After that, the two courses that capture my attention the most are the Photo & Video course and the Emergency Training Bundle. The latter includes the Diver Stress & Rescue and React Right courses.
These courses fit my personality the best, because I enjoy taking photos and I would like to take better photos underwater, plus I like to be prepared to help people when they need it. I already know CPR and First Aid for on-land emergencies, so I would like to expand my repertoire to include emergencies at sea.