Sunday, 29 December 2013

DAN’s Diving Tips for the New Diver

A Guide to Good-Sense Diving

We divers are a fortunate lot.
We are able to love firsthand a aspect of your atmosphere that most non-divers knowledge only vicariously - through tv, movie or laptop or computer screens. We every single have our own unique motivations for diving, but a single point is popular: we enjoy our recreation.
Each year new and knowledgeable divers alike from all over the world make millions of enjoyable scuba dives; and for the vast majority with the time, we make these dives with no incident or injury. That is for the reason that as certified divers, we take our entertaining seriously: we have taken the time for you to study safety guidelines to become conscientious and responsible divers, so we are able to preserve on diving. And we talk about our dives, learning from our personal - and others’ - experiences.

New divers can
discover fairly a couple of "good-sense" guidelines from other divers. This helps to prevent injuries and mishaps, and it illustrates the camaraderie of teamwork so widespread among divers.

Not all good-sense
ideas are scuba security rules or suggestions, but they frequently relate to simple principles each and every diver ought to know. DAN’s staff members have place together a collection of their good-sense tips based on their insights in scuba diving over their several collective years of practical experience.


you’ve been diving to get a while, or if you have just discovered ways to dive, there’s quite a bit to discover - and don't forget - about diving. You can begin by remembering that every single dive must be a Secure DIVE, straight associated to:


Be Self-Reliant

Diving, like life itself,
is definitely an experience greatest shared. You might be responsible for your very own dive experience. Self-reliance is really a talent your safety depends upon, topside or underwater. Though divers are educated to work with the buddy program to improve safety and lower risk, you ought to be capable to produce informed choices about your safety for the duration of any dive, devoid of relying on somebody else to feel for you personally.

Following a dive leader or your buddy into an
atmosphere, condition or depth that you're not educated for, not comfy in or is outdoors your practical experience is definitely an invitation to disaster. Getting self-reliant suggests being aware of your limits - and those of one's gear.
Possess the Ideal Attitude

Assess your
targets. This really is vital for safe diving. What are your motivations to dive? Your buddy’s? Buddies with different attitudes or goals for any given dive are probably to become incompatible. A diver who seeks adventure or is out to set private records are going to be at odds using a diver who hopes to observe and photograph underwater marine life.Do not dive in case you feel pressured. Remember, if you’re not getting exciting, quit diving.
Be Fit 

Check yourself. Checking and keeping your gear is really a good-sense tip, but how quite a few divers quit to check their personal well being and fitness ahead of diving? Fitness for diving adds towards the comfort and enjoyment of each dive.Nothing at all to sneeze at. Dive only when you are healthy as well as your ears and sinuses are clear. One of the most common diving injury is ear barotrauma, usually attributable to congestion. Due to the money and time involved within a dive trip, lots of divers ignore the early stages of a cold or congestion and dive with the assistance of over-the-counter medicines. When the medications wear off (sometimes this happens at depth), your body’s ability to manage the effects of changing pressure is limited, and barotrauma could outcome.
Bag it. If
you’re fatigued, sick or simply not feeling nicely, do not dive. Illness and injury increases your danger of decompression illness (DCI)
Know your limits.
Overall physical fitness is essential, but figuring out your physical limits may be more so. After you start to really feel overexerted or tired, rest and discontinue diving till your energy level has returned. Watch for signs of overexertion inside your buddy, as well. While you can not necessarily control the tides and currents, you'll be able to enhance your fitness and your preparedness for all those environmental changes.

Right Knowledge Level

careful. It is paramount for your safety and enjoyment. If you have under no circumstances been on a dive to one hundred feet / 30.4 meters or if you’ve never created a dive at evening, take into account buddying up with an experienced diver or taking a course having a diving instructor to expand your comfort zone. In the event you really feel uncomfortable concerning the dive, it may be because you really feel you are not prepared.
Take a course.
The very best technique to extend your diving variety will be to take a diving course for the atmosphere or experience you desire. Need to find out how to wreck dive? Sign up for the course so you’ll understand regarding the planning, hazards and strategies associated with it. When knowledge is usually a good teacher, a teacher with great encounter can maximize your understanding of the expertise involved in the specialized diving activities you pursue. Plus, you’ll be able to document your encounter using a certification card so you are able to pursue your interests further.

Practice Your Diving Expertise
Practice tends to make (pretty much) best. Diving abilities can get rusty by way of long layoffs amongst dives, particularly for new divers.The Major 4. Four major diving abilities must maintained: mask capabilities, buoyancy skills, emergency skills and general diving expertise including swimming and equipment handling. Certainly one of the most effective instances to practice these expertise is throughout your security quit.

Get Involved

Make plans.
Getting involved in the neighborhood community is a excellent solution to meet new men and women and discover more about the neighborhood diving scene. Obtain a neighborhood dive club or dive center and sign up for meetings, programs and courses. This gives for excellent opportunities to find a buddy, find a fantastic lobster hole or wreck and socialize with other divers with related interests.
friends. If you grow to be active within the neighborhood diving community, you also get the opportunity to discover a diving mentor. The friendship and camaraderie of a group of divers is among the several factors why individuals keep diving.

Variety The

The spice of diving. From the wrecks off the coast of North Carolina or Truk (Chuuk) Lagoon, for the kelp forests in California waters, lobstering in Florida, or capturing your underwater moments around the Terrific Barrier Reef, off the coast of Africa or the Middle East, diving has one thing for everyone. Certainly one of the greatest ways to keep your passion for diving is to discover your underwater globe. Traveling the world and experiencing new cultures is one of the most exciting methods to keep active.
Having said that, with every single new experience comes caution. It's very important that you're familiar with your atmosphere or are below supervision by an experienced dive guide. "The wide variety of fascinating diving experiences is matched by the range of potential hazards," says Barry Shuster, DAN’s Director of Marketing and advertising. "Awareness of neighborhood currents, underwater topographic formations, marine life and right entry and exit techniques can save you an excellent deal of grief."


Take three. There are three main gear considerations for divers:
you've got all of the necessary equipment to conduct the dive? Do you've a depth gauge? A timing device? An alternate air source? All of those products are crucial for dive security. Should you don’t have a depth gauge or timing device, you’ll be unable to judge your ascent rate and plan your dives to be within the no-decompression limits.
you know tips on how to use and keep your gear? Several new divers (and a few experienced ones) are unfamiliar with gear maintenance procedures. Rinse and soak your gear in fresh water and let air dry. Spend specific attention for your regulator. Appear for indicators of wear (See "Dusting Off Your Gear", web page 32) and check the hoses for leaks and cracking. Take an equipment upkeep course for much more information and facts on gear maintenance.Can you get to your gear? Is your alternate air source inside your BCD pocket, or is it readily readily available? Is your gear properly sized for you personally? Many divers wonder why neoprene shrinks year after year. (It’s not the suit!) Your gear is really a tool to allow you to safely explore the undersea planet. Look after it, and it will look after you.
making every dive a Safe DIVE, you will expand your expertise and understanding - and have extra exciting. You will also assistance your fellow divers by demonstrating the actions of protected diving

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Open Water Course Scuba Diving International , Redang, Terengganu

Last 2 weeks, we had succesful held 5D4N open water scuba course at Redang Island Terengganu. There was 5 open water students that had passed the course with flying colours.
We offered RM 950 /course for 4D3N course (2 days confined water + 2 days open water).
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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.

Saturday, 27 July 2013


Diving Package in Wakatobi , Takabonerate and Selayar Island , Sulawesi, Indonesia

In Sulwesi or previously known as celebes island  have world class dive spot.There were Bunaken Island (North Sulawesi) , Wakatobi Island (south east sulawesi) , Takabonerate (south east sulawesi) and Selayar Island (South east Sulawesi).

I have experienced diving in Sulawesi, Indonesia. I have close friends there. I can arrange a superb and cheap diving trip for those interested. Just contact me for detail.


Wakatobi is the name of an archipelago and regency located in an area of Sulawesi Tenggara (South Eastern), Indonesia. The name Wakatobi is derived from the names of the main islands that form the archipelago: Wangiwangi Island, Kaledupa, Tomea, and Binongko. The group is part of a larger group called the Tukangbesi Islands.
The archipelago, located in the biodiverse hotspot known as Wallacea. It is part of the Wakatobi National Park.


Taka Bone Rate National Park is a marine park which includes the Takabonerate atoll islands, located in the Flores Sea, south of Sulawesi island of Indonesia.
The area, which consists of the atoll islands and surrounding marine area was granted national park protection status in 1992.


Selayar or Saleyer (Indonesian: Kabupaten Selayar, Dutch: Saleijer), is an archipelago, part of South Sulawesi province, Indonesia. It lies in the Flores Sea, between Sulawesi and Flores, around 150km southeast of the major city of Makassar.[1] Kabupaten Selayar is the Selayar regency, covering 903,35 km² with a population of about 120,000 (2012). There are 73 islands, the main one being Selayar Island. To the east lies Pulau (Island) Kalaotoa and Pulau Karompa Lompo in Sulawesi Tenggara, and the West Kepulauan Sabalana (Sabalana Islands). It is a biodiverse diving site.[2]

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Sunday, 2 June 2013

7 Diving Tips for Saving Air

7 Diving Tips for Saving Air


Diving Tips: Saving Air
Do you breathe your tank down faster than your buddy? Here are 7 diving tips to help conserve your oxygen and extend your bottom time.

1. Fix the small leaks

Even a tiny stream of bubbles from an O-ring or an inflator swivel adds up over 40 minutes, and may be a sign of more serious trouble ahead anyway. A mask that doesn't seal is another kind of leak in that you have to constantly blow air into it to clear out the water. It's also a source of stress, which needlessly elevates your breathing rate and thereby reduces your breathing efficiency. Does your octo free-flow easily? That can dump a lot of air quickly. Detune it or mount it carefully so the mouthpiece points downward.

2. Dive More

Inexperienced divers are famous for burning through their air supply at a furious rate, so one of the best diving tips for saving air is to simply dive more often. You may not be a new diver, but unless you dive almost every week it's still an unnatural activity. By diving more, your body will get used to the idea, and you'll breathe less.

3. Swim Slowly

The energy cost of speed is even more than you might think:  Swim half as fast as you do now, and you'll use less air.

4. Stay Shallow

Because your regulator has to deliver air at the same pressure as the water, a lungful at 33 feet (two atmospheres) takes twice as much out of your tank as does the same breath at the surface. At 99 feet (four atmospheres) it takes twice as much as at 33 feet. There's absolutely nothing you can do about that except to avoid being deeper than you have to be. If you're making a transit over an uninteresting sand flat to get to the edge of the drop-off, do it at 15 feet instead of at 40 feet, and you'll save air.

5. Minimize the Lead

If you're overweighted, you have to put more air into your BC to float it and be neutral. The inflated BC is larger and requires more energy and oxygen to push it through the water. An extra eight pounds of lead means your BC is one gallon bigger when inflated enough to make you neutral. 

6. Think Slippery

Save energy and air by reducing drag. It's no coincidence that fish, whales and seals have smooth bodies with very few appendages. Divers, by contrast, start out with long, lanky appendages, then load themselves down with lots of bulky gear. Masks, BCs, tanks and the rest of it present rough, complicated shapes that cause lots of turbulence and drag.
Fine-tune the amount of lead you carry and where you carry it. Your goal is neutral buoyancy with minimum BC inflation and a perfectly horizontal position.

If you are negative, for example, you will have to fin yourself upward a little, as well as forward, to maintain a constant depth. You'll look like a "tail-dragger" airplane taxiing on the runway: Your feet and legs will be lower than your shoulders, enlarging the "hole" in the water and causing drag. If you are positively buoyant, you'll have to fin downward, with the same result.  

Carrying the minimum amount of weight is important because if you are heavy (the usual case), you'll have to inflate your BC to compensate for the extra lead. The inflated BC is physically bigger and enlarges the "hole" you make in the water. 

7. Act Sleepy

 Deep breaths, on the other hand, dilute the dead air with fresh air and deliver more oxygen to the lungs. That not only promotes quicker gas exchange, it also delays the urge to take another breath. A tank lasts longer when you take deeper breaths because you need fewer of them.

Breathe slowly too. That increases your uptake of oxygen and your discharge of carbon dioxide simply because each breath stays in your lungs longer. It gives more time for gas molecules to pass between the air sacs in your lungs and your bloodstream.