Will I drown? Will I be attacked by a shark? Issues like these are concerns that people have when the subject of scuba diving comes up. I know that thousands of people dive every year with very few serious accidents. It is a safe and enjoyable sport that anybody can participate in with proper training.
As an open water instructor for six years, I would hear many of these reasons for not learning to dive. Most people do not know that scuba diving is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. This should say something for the sport. Studies show that scuba diving is safer than snow skiing.And as for being attacked by a shark, this is very rare. Sharks are not interested in humans for the most part.
Go to a local dive shop in your area and see if one of the instructors will take you to a pool and try it out. The fun and interesting places that you can go and the things that you can see will blow your mind.