Are you a new diver, or are you interested in Scuba diving? Scuba diving is fun and opens your horizon to the beautiful world under the sea. However, adhering to safety considerations and knowing what to do and avoid doing is a critical aspect of scuba diving.
- Do not dive without a plan.
As a scuba diver, one common phrase you will hear is “Dive your plan and Plan your dive.” Having a well-thought-out plan before scuba diving is critical to helping you stay alive. Traditional dive computers calculate the projected maximum depth.
However, if you choose to go Scuba diving in Phuket or any of your preferred locations with a guide from a reputable guide center, you may get your diving time and the maximum depth based on experience, and this information may be given to you by the divemaster. In addition, traditional dive computers have been replaced by dive tables which allows for easier planning and enhanced dive control.
- Do not go beyond your comfort level.
If you feel nervous about going beyond your limit and your dive buddy is reassuring you of your safety, it is advisable to cancel the dive. One golden scuba diving rule is never to exceed your comfort level and stay within your training scope.
Although you can improve your diving skills by expanding your limits, this has to be done gradually without exposing you to accidents. If your training did not cover diving in a current, do not go scuba diving in a strong current without first trying out a mild current.
- Do not hold your breath.
When scuba diving in Phi Phi Islands or any other diving location, it is critical NEVER to hold your breath when you try to ascend. When ascending, air spaces, including your lungs, tend to expand. Holding your breath prevents the air from escaping, which may cause a pulmonary embolism.
Pulmonary embolism may also occur when breathing but ascending too fast and holding your breath while stationary is much safer than holding your breath while ascending.
- Do Not Scuba Dive without a dive buddy.
Scuba diving with a dive buddy offers more than just companionship. It is safe to have somebody looking out for you if anything goes wrong. Although it isn’t illegal to go scuba diving alone, most dive centers would ensure you have the required certification to dive solo. However, you are encouraged to go scuba diving with a dive buddy.
- Do not cause harm to aquatic life when diving.
When Diving, avoid touching aquatic life or doing anything that may cause harm to them, such as chasing, scaring, teasing, or any other negative interactions.
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