Scuba Diving Do’s & Don’t

Scuba diving is a fantastic sport.  It is classed as an extreme sport because there are quite a few dangers involved with it, and specific insurance is needed if you choose to take part in it whilst on holiday.  Scuba diving is one of the most amazing sports in the world as it enables you to spend time underwater which is almost like a whole new world.

However, it is not something that should be done on a whim. Many diving schools do offer an introductory dive, to allow you to experience what diving is about, but if you find you enjoy it, it will be necessary to become certified.  Different levels of certification allow you to go on different types of dives.

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There are different levels of certification through PADI, and these are:

  • Open Water
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Rescue Diver
  • Dive Master

Whatever your level of certification may remember the following quote: “A diver takes nothing but pictures, leaves nothing but bubbles and kills nothing but time”

Scuba Diving Do’s: Some of the do’s of scuba diving include:

  • Be scuba certified
  • Do be in a good physical condition
  • Have a checklist that includes everything you need to know about diving and how to check your buddy’s equipment
  • Always scuba dive with a buddy and stay in visual contact with each other
  • Have a third person in your group that stays on the surface
  • Breathe continuously
  • Always make a safety stop

Scuba Diving Don’ts

  • Never drink and dive
  • Never go diving without telling someone what you are doing and when you expect to be back
  • Never eat a big meal before diving and wait for at least two hours after eating before you start scuba diving
  • Never dive outside of your comfort level
  • Never dive with broken equipment
  • Never dive alone
  • Never hold your breath

Did we miss any scuba diving do’s and don’ts? Let us know in the comments below

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