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Things to Expect During Scuba Diving

For many years, scuba diving has been a tremendous recreational activity for outdoor fun enthusiasts. But many people find it to be a fussy activity because of all the equipment and training involved. The training that scuba divers go through is a way of preparing them for the most rewarding underwater experience. Even with the preparation and booking for a scuba diving adventure, here are some things that you can expect from it.

Diving Preparation
This is where all your questions are answered, and the divers paired off, lead divers and buddies are designated, responsibilities are assigned and explained and safety regulations discussed. During this stage, site details like depth, topography, tide, visibility and exit and entry points are discussed. The weather details are also discussed with instructions should there be a need to use an alternative dive site. Other processes that will be addressed at this stage include buddy breathing, decompression stops, and embolism. It is also a requirement for you to fill out a medical form stating ay medical conditions that may greatly affect your scuba diving experience.

Equipment Familiarization
You will undergo equipment briefing and learn how to utilize scuba diving gear properly. You and your designated dive buddy will learn how to responsibly keep tabs on each other’s equipment before and during the scuba dive. You will also be taught about the different equipment that will assist you to adapt to different types of water temperature.

Sessions at the Pool
sScuba diving is an exciting sport that involves strict following of the standard procedures. After a thorough briefing, this is the time to apply your newly acquired skills. You will suit up, complete with your tank and get the feel of being in your scuba gear. At first, they may seem bulky, but once you get into the water, you will be surprised to find out how everything becomes weightless.

Practice Makes Perfect
You may not show your diving skills correctly, and it is expected. Most first time divers find buoyancy control the most difficult among all diving tasks. The scuba guides and instructors closely monitor the participants and should you feel embarrassed for whatever reason during diving, they will are readily available to offer the help and support that you need. To succed in a scuba diving activity, you must stay calm and inform your diving buddy or the instructor in case of any concerns.

You are expected to record your scuba dive. You must give details about how you think of it, what you observed, which part you think you struggled with, what went wrong or right. Based on these dive logs, your diving instructor will then conduct a debrief for the students to learn from each other’s experience and ensure post dive concerns are appropriately handled.

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