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Getting Ready To Scuba Dive? Here Is What You Should Know

September 21, 2017 3 min read

Scuba diving is a recreational sport introduced  in 1950s. Beginners may not have knowledge about this sport. However, there is nothing to be worried about!  It  is obvious  and being a newbie, you may have plenty of queries about diving. All of us know that there are some risks involved in scuba diving. Let’s explore them all. Here is what you should know about scuba diving:

Things a Diver should keep in mind

  • Avoid Touching creatures: The corals and the underwater animals are indeed very tempting. But, there is no aid that can heal the damage they  might  cause you. So, click  pictures and enjoy the  bubbles!
  • Gear up for underwater adventure: Your underwater survival  depends solely on your gear and equipments. So, don’t need to  hesitate to recheck your gear before setting for a dive. You must make sure  that you’re well informed about the usage  of all the required equipments.
  • Explore your Limits :! You should make diving made a fun activity.  If you are physically or mentally unsure  about anything, call it off. The consequences  are  never worth exceeding your limits.
  • Stay Fit while you dive : The myth that ‘only good swimmers can dive’ has been broken.  But, diving demands  a level of physical fitness. Maintain your fitness and get ready to relax underwater.
  • Keep A Watch On  Air Around You: Managing air around you is immensely important. To monitor air in your surroundings is never a waste of time, it will help you in the long run to dive  smoothly.
  • Practise the diving skills: Practice is most certainly the key to safe and enjoyable diving. Master the vital skills properly as it can be a matter of life and death. Capability of performing the correct skills will keep you safe during scuba diving.
  • Positive buoyancy is also important: Most of the potential risks can be easily minimized by mastering the skills of buoyancy. Breathe in to go up and breathe out to go down. This art of buoyancy will make your diving experience smooth.

  • Common mistakes beginner make

    • No need to rush:A good diver keeps  a relaxed mindset . You should not  rush in an attempt to cope up with experienced divers. It is advisable for you to your time for  adjusting your gear and practicing the skills. 
    • Don’t get carried away by peer pressure :Never let anyone decide whether it’s the right dive for you or not. If you feel anything wrong, it is right to step back! You should not get carried away by the peer pressure or influence. 
    • Don’t Holdback Questions :The last thing you must remember is not to hold back the queries you might have. So, it is recommended that you ask all the  questions related to diving  during your training.
    • Invest on  Personal Gear :When you invest on taking good care of your gear,  it will take your care . Investing on  a proper  gear is a decision which you will never regret. After all, it will be your only support system while diving.

    Updated Rules of Scuba Diving

    • Make safety stops at about 15 feet for a minimum of 3 to 5 minutes. Some professionals suggest it could be of 10 to 15 minutes under necessary circumstances.
    • The ascent rate is 30 feet per minute. This  means a foot in every 2 seconds.
    • You can take pool sessions and open water sessions from different agencies now.
    • The Recreational Scuba Training Council dropped the age standard for junior certification. Now a 10 year old can become a PADI junior Scuba Diver.
    • It is not permissible to dive deeper in your very first dive. From the second dive,  one can go into the shallow depths.
    Taking Precautions is  always better than seeking for cure.  In order to retain the fun and aura of this sport,  one should know the possible risks. New equipments and researches have been designed as well as conducted  for diving to make it relaxing and enjoyable than ever.  Get in touch with us now to know more about diving.

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