Scuba diving is a subject that not many people know about because it’s not exactly a very popular activity. When was the last time you heard someone say, “Hey, I went scuba diving this weekend,”? Probably not very recently. Today, we are covering the subject on scuba diving and to prepare for your plunge into the deep blue abyss.
If you are an avid scuba diver such as Dana SIbilsky who considers scuba diving and skydiving to be merely hobbies, there are two things you should know. The first thing is you are hardcore and while many people would say you’re crazy, they will also salute you. The second thing you should know is that you are living life on the edge while others sit at their desk and dream of such adrenaline rushing adventures.
If you are not experienced in scuba diving, this article is for you, so where do we start? The first and foremost thing is to fine tune your skills. You’ll have to reprogram your thinking that you don’t hold your breath underwater, it is safe to breathe from your mouth. It can be difficult to get used to, but shouldn’t take no more than a few minutes.
Give yourself a checklist of everything you could need for your dive as far as gear goes. You’ll need your mask, BCD, snorkel, the wetsuit, light, reel, flippers. It would also be a good idea to start building your own first aid kit. Being in the deep waters is fascinating and most people have a bad habit of touching things under the water they find interesting. If you don’t know what it is, DO NOT TOUCH! Some sea life could be razor sharp and cut you deeply or even be poisonous.
Dana Sibilsky, whom I mentioned earlier, also says it is crucial to have a plan. Discuss with whoever your driving instructor is what is the depth you’ll be diving and figure out a communication plan. Once underwater, it’s difficult to communicate when you see signs of potential danger. If you spot a shark, all you can do with your mouth is breathe and scream through your breathing device. Get a communications plan and stay safe and have fun!