A beginner might find the initial scuba diving experience somewhat overpowering with all of the particulars. They no doubt are energized about learning to dive and are not particularly patient. It is easy to realize their enthusiasm, it is still essential to know the facts and know their origin. The issue of reliable and credible information has been brought to the forefront with the internet for obvious reasons. Good intentioned people sometimes publish erroneous or misleading information. Be sure of the foundation from which your information comes.
An important thing to always pay attention to, especially before a dive in uncharted waters, is the dive briefing Even if you are an expert diver in a particular area, you have to listen to this report. No matter how confident you are, you must listen to what the dive master has to say that day. Information such as your destination, how many people will be with you, and how deep the water is are all factors that need to be taken into consideration. This is the time when you put your ego aside, and listen to the information, no matter how irrelevant you may think that it is. Not only that, but you never know if something about the location has changed. There are classes that you will need to take to become qualified with PADI certification, and they will go over the same things many times. These will be things that you should never forget, because they are that important. Once such item is that you should never dive if you have a cold. Equalization is important underwater, and it can be affected when a cold produces congestion. If you dive with a cold, or take cold medication so you can dive, then the risk is what is known as “reverse squeeze” which can occur during your ascent. We know you want to dive, but never dive with a cold.
Night diving can be spectacular as it is an even more unfamiliar world that can be intimidating for many divers. Diving in the ocean at night is really fun, however, there are some other safety considerations to think about. In order to be as safe as possible, make sure that your night dive is at a place that you have gone to several times in the daylight hours. Diving in locations such as these can give you a visual treat since you are perceiving familiar locations in a completely different manner. Diving at night will make you feel amazed and captivated, just like the first time you dove in the ocean. Night dives are well known for making people believe they are in a location that they have never seen yet they have been there many times before.
To learn more about scuba diving, it is suggested that you network with veteran divers that can give you tips and information not covered in this article. You should always keep learning while taking every opportunity to gain more experience. And, as always, try to be as safe as possible and always go diving with a buddy at your side.