The Galapagos Islands have a rich underwater life. That’s why many tourists say the archipelago is the perfect place to Scuba Dive. If you have never scuba dived before, the thought of breathing underwater can be intimidating. However, thanks to strict safety training and equipment regulations, scuba diving is a safe activity. But even if it’s your 20th time scuba diving or it’s your first time, here are some useful tips to consider before diving into the water.
- Safety should always be your number one priority. Before choosing a site, be sure to check out online reviews and make sure they carry the right equipment. A safe site should have a low student to instructor ratio, and a clear communication with students.
- When it comes about the equipment, check it before you go underwater. Warning signs of faulty equipment include broken buckles, strange smell, air leaks, and a jumping needle on your air gauge when you take a breath out of your regulator.
- If you’re prone to getting seasick, don’t forget to take seasickness pills ahead of time. So, you’ll be ready to enjoy your dive.
- If you have doubts don’t hesitate to ask your guide or instructor questions, so you can dive confident and with a peace of mind. Most of the diving accidents are caused due to unsure divers who begin to panic. To cope with a diving challenges that may arise, control your breathing, don’t panic and try to remain calm.
- When it comes to breathing, is vital while diving not to hold your breath. It might feel like you need to but you should always keep breathing.
- Avoid diving if you have open wounds because your skin is more prone to infection, especially, around coral reefs.
- Due to the fact our bodies processes liquids more efficiently while floating up, you’ll have to pee more than usual. So, make sure to drink plenty of water before and after dives to avoid dehydration.
- Always stay close to your guide and follow instructions. However, give others enough space to move around without banging into you.
- It’s important to take care of your equipment. Make sure to rinse all parts with fresh water, hanging it to dry, and keeping it out of the sun.
- Practicing is the key to become an expert. That’s why we recommend to practice as much as you can.
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