We are headed to CTI in early July--can't wait. We want to scuba dive and snorkel.
That said, I am out of shape and need to use the time before the trip to get more fit. I plan to start swimming, because it is my understanding that you must take a swim test before you can scuba dive. Plus, I don't want to be out in open water and not be as strong a swimmer as I could be.
What will the swim test be like? How far will I have to swim? Is there a time limit? Do we need to tread water for a certain period of time?
I can't remember how long the distance is but I think you can take as long as you like. Just don't put your feet down. Many people make the mistake of going off too fast, especially if someone else is doing it at the same time. You do not have to tread water but it's always good to practise as well as your swimming. take your time and enjoy the Scuba diving.