If you have ever been interested in scuba diving then this is the list for you. Learn about the basics of scuba diving to get you started on your adventure.
- Author: Chris Prichard an Advanced Diver and Instructor who has dived all over the world in the last 30 years.
You must get trained by a registered agency
Never run out of air. Always get back to the surface with plenty of air left.
Ascend more slowly then 10m per minute.
Always dive with a buddy and stay together.
Don’t dive deeper then the level applicable to your qualification.
Controlling your buoyancy and chosen depth is vital, practise, practise, practise.
The last thing you do before you jump in is to check your air is turned on.
Wear a suit to keep you warm. In water below 15C wear a dry suit. In water above 15C wear a wet suit.
Don’t drink and dive.
After diving do not fly for 24 hrs.
Get all your equipment serviced regularly.
Take care of your equipment and always wash it in fresh water after using it in salt water or chlorine.
Take out appropriate diving insurance.
Before you get in the water, ensure you know how all of your equipment and your buddy’s equipment works.
Read the manual provided with all your equipment, especially your diving computer.
How long will it take? About 10 hours in the pool and 6 hours in the classroom.
How much will it cost to learn? Between $500-$700 (approx.)