Dos and Don’ts of Scuba Diving

Unwritten Rules of Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is undoubtedly exciting and for recreational divers it should be a fun activity in the first place. But it is also complex and involves a lot of self-awareness and respect. Respect for your instructor or dive masters, for the boat crew, the other divers in your group, and last but not least you should definitely respect the natural environment in which you dive. Scuba diving etiquette is a real thing.

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Scuba Diving With Health Issues

Let us start by saying that you don’t need to be a triathlon athlete to be able to go scuba diving. Children as young as 10 years can obtain their PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification. Nonetheless scuba diving is a sport that definitely requires good health. Some of you need to be extra vigilant, as there are a few conditions that will require an evaluation by a doctor before you can go diving.  Here is a list of the most prominent health issues that should be taken into consideration before planning your scuba vacation.

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Scuba Diving And Flying

When Is The Right Time To Fly After Diving

If you plan going on a scuba diving vacation, you will have to plan your dives with the no-flight time in mind. As you learned in your PADI Open Water Diver course, you can’t fly or go to high altitudes immediately after the diving. This rule is quite fundamental and important, yet it seems divers still have a lot of questions related to this restriction. This article aims to explain the reasons why it is crucial for divers to respect the no-flight time.

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DIN or Yoke Regulator?

DIN vs Yoke regulators. Which one to choose?

If you are a scuba diver, you need to have a clear understanding about the difference that exists between a DIN and a yoke regulator. At the first glance, you would realize that the way they are attached to the tank is different from one another. In other words, the Yoke regulator fits over the top portion of your tank with a tightening screw whereas a DIN screws into your tank. Both DIN and yoke regulators have their own advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, the divers need to evaluate them carefully and figure out what’s the best option available to you.

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How much weight does a scuba diver need?

How much weight should I need for scuba diving? This can be considered one of the most common questions asked by scuba divers. As a scuba diver, you need to be equipped with the right weight in order to have the best diving experience.

Plenty of methods are available for the scuba divers to determine how much weight they need. However, it is important to figure out how you can keep away from being significantly over-weighted or under-weighted, as both of these problems can cause a diver to use waste energy in order to maintain neutral buoyancy.

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How Scuba Divers Enter The Water

How do scuba divers enter the water? This is one of the most common questions asked by beginner scuba divers. In fact, there are four prominent methods that scuba divers use to enter the water. While they might prefer one above the other, the actual entry method will also depend on the type of the boat they dive from, the water conditions, the depth on the dive site and so on. Here is a list of the four methods that scuba divers should master in order to enter the water and embark on another exciting scuba diving adventure.

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Rookie Scuba Diving Mistakes

Avoid these mistakes when diving in Padangbai

Everyone starts from being a beginner at something. Smart beginners learn about some common mistakes that their fellow rookies tend to make and develop their skills at a more rapid pace than others. In scuba diving, regardless of how often the instructor gives explanation, some rookies are persistent at making the same mistakes. Avoid the following blunders to master basic diving skills and advance your level.

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How To Avoid Motion Sickness

Why do divers get sea-sick?

An upset stomach can make an otherwise enjoyable journey into something horrible. Nausea followed by vomiting in such case is a condition medically known as motion sickness. It is not a dangerous condition, but can cause great discomfort particularly for those who travel often. Motion sickness is most common with children (between 2 and 5 years old), women, and senior citizens, however it can actually happen to anyone depending on the circumstances of the trip.

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How to Master Underwater Navigation

Basic Tips To Navigate While Scuba Diving

Proper scuba diving requires you to master a number of techniques including the ability to navigate underwater. When people talk about going underwater to witness the majestic views of marine life, they mainly discuss the preparation of diving equipment, how to maneuver in the water, and how long the breathing technique can help them to postpone resurfacing. Navigation is also an essential factor to determine whether you will love or hate the experience.

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