It is important to follow precautions and procedures when scuba diving. In this article, we’ve gathered some tips to ensure that you will have a safe diving experience.
Dive Within Your Limits
Here’s a friendly reminder that you should dive just within your limits. We all know that to be able to scuba dive, you must have training and certification first. If you are only qualified to dive to a specific depth, then make sure you will not exceed that depth. Do not attempt something like diving in a cave unless you have relevant training and certification.
Plan Your Dive
We know you’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again: Plan Your Dive. Creating a dive plan is one of the most important things to do before the diving trip. It does not only establish personal safety guidelines, but it can help you have a fun, comfortable, and enjoyable diving experience.
Double Check All Your Gears
Your gear is your lifeline when you are underwater. That’s why checking your equipment a week before the diving trip is important. Ensure that everything is working properly and has been maintained properly. Don’t forget to check the batteries for your dive computer or underwater flashlight.
You can have a two-way gear check with your diving buddy when you arrive at your diving spot. What does it mean? You must check your buddy’s gear, and they must check yours too. That way, they will ensure that all your gears are working properly.
Make Sure You Are Fit To Dive
If you feel sick or aren’t ready for a dive, you must say so. You must be medically fit when you dive. Because diving when you feel ill doesn’t just make the dive less enjoyable, but it also risks your safety.
That’s why before diving, you must assess yourself and be vigilant about the acute illness that you might have. If you aren’t feeling well, it may be better to stay at your home and sit this diving day out.
Stay Close To Your Dive Buddy
Remember, during the drive, you and your buddy are each other’s lifeline. That’s why when you dive, ensure you don’t stray from them. Of course, there might be moments when you’ll get distracted by all the underwater beauty. Still, your and the group's safety is more important than following a rare species elsewhere.