Stay Alert – Don't Get Hurt
Have you ever dreamed of diving in Bali? The world’s oceans are vast, beautiful, exciting and at times mysterious and teeming with life and so much to explore. Many of us have visited a beach at one point in our lives, but have yet to dive far beneath the waves and immerse ourselves in the wonder of everything living beneath the waves. If you have never been scuba diving before, we urge you to book your next holiday in Bali and come see us for all you need to know about scuba diving in Padangbai.
How To Dive Safe on Your Holiday in Bali
You might have heard of the island of Bali, but did you know that Bali and Padangbai are home to some of the most fascinating and rich marine life in the world? You can learn to scuba dive in other areas of the world, of course, but few of them will prove to be as rewarding as scuba diving in Bali. With a majestic backdrop of volcanoes and rice paddies, life on the island is just as beautiful as life under the sea. No matter your skill level when it comes to scuba diving, it is always important to be mindful of necessary safety precautions to undertake. Following these steps for best practice will ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time diving in Padangbai with us.
More about Padangbai here in Guide for Scuba Divers in Padangbai.
Double Check Your Scuba Gear
Before embarking on a dive, always check your gear. You want to make sure everything is functioning as it should be, but also be certain you know how to use everything properly; this includes knowing how to release your integrated weights and deploy an SMB, as well as knowing things like where the dump valves are on a BCD. Many accidents occur when divers do not have a thorough understanding of their equipment and how to use it, and this can easily be avoided by planning ahead carefully.
No Breath Holding Whie Scuba Diving
Many people are familiar with a condition known as “the bends” or decompression sickness, when divers ascend too rapidly to the surface. But this is not the only concern in diving when it comes to being mindful of the way you are breathing. When you descend in a dive, the air in your lung contracts, and when you ascend, the air then expands again. If you simply regulate your breathing and are breathing normally, there should be no issue. If you are holding your breath at any point when descending or ascending, you risk damaging your lungs as air cannot travel through your airways properly.
Stick to the Rule of Thirds Dive
When you are planning a dive trip, you want to stick to the rule of thirds, which means bringing enough air to accommodate your journey. This means that a third of your air supply should be devoted to the air you will use on your journey outward to your dive spot, another third will be used for your journey back, and the remaining third is a safety reserve. As you plan out how much air to bring, try to anticipate other emergencies, like your dive partner needing extra air. Also bear in mind unforeseen harsh conditions, cold water, and strong currents, which can drain your air supply more rapidly.
There are basic and important techniques you should have learned in your initial safety training courses, and these are vital to ensuring your safety and the safety of your dive partner(s). These skills and techniques can include things like being sure you know how to utilize your dive partner’s air supply should an emergency situation arise, knowing what it takes to lead a CESA, and being able to disconnect the pressure inflator hose during an emergency. Think about all of the potential emergency situations that can arise and make sure you know how you would handle each of these, this way you avoid being overcome with panic and can think rationally and act quickly if necessary.
Stick to Your Dive Plan
Formulating and adhering to a dive plan plays a vital role in keeping you and others safe in the water. As part of your dive plan, you will want to agree upon a maximum dive depth and length of time in the water with your Divemaster and/or dive buddy. When you are in the water, you will be communicating with your dive buddy through hand signals, so prior to diving, make sure you and your dive buddy are both clear on which hand signals you will be using, as some may differ depending on the region you are diving in. As you are on a dive, keep checking your gauges frequently to be certain you are never running low on air.
Heeding these safe practices means you will have nothing less than a spectacular vacation and experience diving in Padangbai with us. We look forward to seeing you!