Wednesday, 11 September 2013

10 essential tips for easier and enjoyable scuba diving

10 Essential tips for easier and enjoyable scuba diving

The most important piece of equipment a diver uses.a regulator that works well in both warm and cold water and in deep and shallow water will cover all of a diver’s bases for years to come without needing to invest in a new one as the diver’s skill level increases.

A dive computer is a fantastic time-saver and information resource.This piece of gear is an information management system.  They will not only display critical information about the dive you’re on but, while in surface mode, they will allow you to view the dives you have previously logged or run simulations for upcoming dives.They works as brilliant assitant for you.

3.Relax While You Dive
 rapid arm movements and fin kicking which in turn causes rapid breathing and depletion of air supply. With a more relaxed dive, the dives will last longer, the diver will see more and diver will be less fatigued at the end of the day and ready for the next dive.

4.Properly Weight Yourself For The Area You’re In
When diving in a new area, do a weight/buoyancy check with the equipment you’re going to use for that trip either in a pool before you leave or in a shallow controlled environment when you arrive.  On a trip to warmer water, divers will use much thinner wetsuits than in a local cold-water environment which means less weight is required.  An over-weighted diver may have trouble staying off of the bottom which may harm animals or remaining streamlined underwater which wastes energy and air.

5. Buoyancy Control
Before entering the water, you should fill your BC enough to float at the surface before descent.  This allows for any last-minute adjustments of gear for you or your buddy and allows the divers to descend as a group. During the descent, maintain slightly negative buoyancy for a controlled descent, and once at your desired depth, establish neutral buoyancy

6.Adjust Your Equipment Properly
Taking the time topside to make sure that all of your equipment is adjusted properly before you even get in the water can save you time once you’re in.  Be sure that straps of all kind (BC, Mask, Fins) are not twisted and quick-releases are shut and snug but not restrictive.  A mask strap that is too tight will cause headaches and a ring around your face.  A fin strap that is twisted will be uncomfortable on your ankle and may cause a failure on the release, resulting in its loss

7.Take Pictures
Photographs and images of all kinds have described the world around us for thousands of years.  Modern underwater cameras allow us to capture moments that otherwise, no one else would ever see.  This is a great way to further enrich your diving and that of those around you – divers and non-divers alike.  Quite simply put, “One picture is worth a thousand words.

8.Dive With People You Know And With Locals When You Travel
Dive buddies that are familiar and have diving likes and practices that are similar to your own will make it more enjoyable.When diving in a new area, find a local guide or diver with experience who can show you the better locations and has knowledge of the animals and conditions

9.Take Animal ID Courses
 Be sure to become familiar with the wildlife above and below the surface before going someplace new.  It will be more exciting to recognize an animal you are familiar with than to be surprised when you are exposed to it for the first time

10. Proper maintenance
Maintenance begins with cleaning your gear thoroughly after every use.  It should be soaked and dried completely so as to remove all salt and organic matter.  Your gear should also be inspected before you leave for a dive, whether it’s down the road or across the globe.  It may be hard to fix or replace if you find that it’s broken or has a problem when you get there.
Regulators and BCs should be inspected and serviced annually by a certified and authorized service center and technician.

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