Many divers stop diving when they complete their open water course. The main reason is that they do not have anyone to dive with. Either their partner doesn’t dive and isn’t interested in diving, or their friends aren’t interested in it either. So the main benefit of joining a dive team or club is that it gives you a reason to go diving; as you know, scuba diving is one of life’s greatest pleasures! There’s a whole other world to explore.
Joining a club has many other benefits other than going scuba diving. Scuba diving often makes you a much better diver; generally speaking, the better you get, the more you enjoy it. You’ll typically meet a lot of new, fun and friendly people. OK, so most dive organizations have their occasional oddball, but they help keep it interesting and make you appreciate others. You’ll probably end up traveling to a place you never even imagined. Those vacations sparked my life-long passion for diving. If you want to make the most out of your diving certification, then definitely consider joining a team.