Psychology for Scuba Divers

Behaviour & Emotion in Diving | taught by Dr Laura Walton
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Rolf Hakenes

Brilliant...

An excellent course presenting the important psychological aspects and influencing factors on diving. In my opinion this should be considered much more in diving training as it is done today, because especially diving tends to produce many situat...

Harvey Sinclair

Amazing illumination of we do as divers, but this material is about our insides, and our feelings. We never learn this stuff on our courses.

Laura's material is new knowledge about our love for diving. She goes into why we do what we do, what drives us, what we can do to better ourselves. This not a lesson in the science of psychology, but a field in itself connected to our needs an...

SEBASTIEN BOUTHILLETTE

I love it!

I love this course. I wish it was part of the normal offering of all diving agency. It is well put together and if you do the exercises and actually reflect on and apply what is in the course, it is very helpful in bringing your diving to the next...

Rolf Hakenes

An excellent course presenting the important psychological aspects and influencing factors on diving. In my opinion this should be considered much more in diving training as it is done today, because especially diving tends to produce many situat...

Harvey Sinclair

Laura's material is new knowledge about our love for diving. She goes into why we do what we do, what drives us, what we can do to better ourselves. This not a lesson in the science of psychology, but a field in itself connected to our needs an...

SEBASTIEN BOUTHILLETTE

I love this course. I wish it was part of the normal offering of all diving agency. It is well put together and if you do the exercises and actually reflect on and apply what is in the course, it is very helpful in bringing your diving to the next...

Dr Laura Walton
Dr Laura Walton
PADI IDC Staff Instructor & Clinical Psychologist

About the Instructor


A Psychologist and Scuba Diving Instructor fascinated by the psychology of scuba diving.  I help scuba divers to understand why we do what we do underwater.  I share knowledge and practices that divers can use to bring awareness to our behaviour and make conscious changes to our actions.

Think like a Diver; Dive Aware.



If you would like to know more about courses and services please get in touch with me at laura@scubapsyche.com 

You may also visit www.scubapsyche.com


Psychology for Scuba Divers | Behaviour and Emotion in Diving


We spend a lot of time and effort getting to know the equipment we use in scuba diving.  

What about that one complex and irreplaceable piece of kit? YOU! 

This is a course full of theory and references to psychological sciences, with summaries of research in dive psychology. Psych. 101 for divers! You will learn about psychology and how to apply this understanding to your diving and dive training.


(Please note that there are videos and audios within the text lessons, and so are significantly more videos and audios than listed below.)

Course Contents

3 Videos
7 Quizzes
7 Surveys
37 Texts
15 PDFs
9 Disqus
7 Audios
14.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

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