What is the best way to get started in this dive?
First, to get started with PHP, get started RIGHT. Too many people want to build something amazing in PHP on day one, and as fun, as that seems, it's not going to help you in the long run. Slow and steady, starting with the basics--that's the way to go. 

Learning any programming language can feel difficult at first.  However, it gets a lot easier as you start to understand how the language works. It’s also helpful to find a project that you enjoy working on.  It’s a lot easier to learn how to code if you are doing something that you enjoy.

It's also important to find the right resources to learn.  It's really easy to accidentally read the wrong thing online, and be confused for the next few weeks.  That's why it's so important to have a community to help you with your learning journey!  So if you haven't yet, we heartily recommend you join our worldwide Break Diving community on this website---we have many others also pursuing the Coder - PHP dive from around the world. 

So to get started, we recommend that your very first step should be to apply/login to our worldwide PHP community on Break Diving, and tell us that you are pursuing this dive! Then, your second step is to come back here and go to the next article to find the resources you need to succeed in learning or mastering PHP!