Caribbean Scuba: An RX For Arthritis?

It’s a typical morning on the Cayman Islands. The sun is shining, people are smiling, and the inviting warm waters are crystal clear, making it easy to enjoy the vibrant coral reefs teeming with schools of colorful tropical fish.

On the beach, Hans R. took a long sip from his cocktail and smiled. “What can I say? The doctor said I needed to do something for my arthritis. I guess I have no choice but to have this much fun!”

One in five Americans suffers from arthritis. Their search for pain relief has led to a surprising discovery: dive travel. SCUBA diving turns out to be a great form of exercise for those with mild to moderate arthritis.

Dive trips to the warm waters of the Caribbean support aching joints, alleviating the pressure, stress and tension that cause pain. The motions associated with SCUBA are ideal for people who want to preserve their flexibility and even increase their range of motion. Working with expert, experienced dive operators – the only type that Ultimate Dive Travel works with! – ensures that your dive adventure is both safe and suited to your individual fitness needs.

Am I Too Old To Learn How To SCUBA Dive?

It’s never too late to learn how to SCUBA dive! Many people function under the mistaken impression that people have to learn how to dive when they’re young. Nothing could be further from the truth! Older adults often make the best SCUBA dive students – they know how to pay attention and ask questions when things aren’t clear in order to make the most of their Caribbean dive trips.

SCUBA: For Happiness and Health

Caribbean SCUBA dive trips are ideal for arthritis management. The islands are very close to the States, and travel back and forth is simple and easy. While much of the world is caught up in political turmoil, the Caribbean offers a chance to get safely away from it all.

Relax on beautiful beaches. Meet the local people and learn about their amazing culture – there are real artistic and historical treasures to be discovered if you’re willing to go beyond the typical tourist experience. Dive every day – multiple times a day, if that’s what you’d like to do! – with the region’s friendliest, most knowledgeable dive operators.

“When you have arthritis, you have to embrace every opportunity to make yourself feel better,” Hans said. “SCUBA helps me maintain my joint health, and being in this beautiful setting lifts my spirits. It’s a win-win combination.”

Are you ready to give SCUBA a try? There are several attractively priced Caribbean dive vacation packages available, suitable both for the experienced diver and those new to the sport. Give us a call and we’ll help you plan an itinerary you’ll love!