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Scuba Tips for Beginner Divers

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Scuba diving is a very exciting hobby for people of all ages. It can however be a dangerous activity especially for beginners. It is important to be properly trained and to follow the rules to  ensure safety and enjoyment.

Tips for Beginner Divers.

  • Never attempt to scuba dive without diving lessons and certification.

  • Be sure that you can swim prior to lessons.

  • Always dive with a buddy.  Beginners should always dive with an experienced diver and not another beginner.

  • Plan your dives with your buddy, including communications, procedures for reuniting if separated and emergency procedures.

  • Always wear the correct equipment and make sure it fits properly.

  • Do not attempt to dive in waters where you do not have certification.  Advanced certification is required for many dives.  Maximum depth should be limited to your level of training and experience.

  • Evaluate the conditions before every dive and making sure they fit your personal capabilities.

  • Listen carefully to the dive briefings, respect the advice of those overseeing the dive activities, and always follow directions.

  • Never dive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Recognize and accept the power of the ocean.

  • Check the general mechanical condition of your equipment before leaving.

  • Equipment must be treated with respect and properly maintained and serviced.

  • Check the local weather forecast before beginning the trip.

  • Always wear sunblock.

  • Sunglasses should be worn at all times when you are on the surface.

  • People get dehydrated during diving so be sure to drink water when you are on the surface.

  • Know the symptoms and the signs heat exhaustion and hypothermia.

  • Always breathe continuously while diving and never skip a breathe or hold your breathe.

  • Be watchful for and avoid overexertion.

  • Always make sure someone knows your itinerary and with whom you are traveling.

  • Use good judgment at all times.

  • Recognize relevant hazards.

  • Refresh diving skills under supervision if you have not recently dived.

  • Be sure to be environmentally conscious on every dive.