Divers Guide – what is the reason we scuba dive? Of Course to enjoy the underwater world as natural as possible. Back when we took our diving license, your instructor will teach us about buoyancy and how to control it. Controlling and maintaining buoyancy means you respect our underwater world, avoiding contact with the ocean floor. But, there are other things for us diver to help the environment other than controlling buoyancy.
Here are Things Divers Guide Must and Mustn’t Do
- Practice Perfect Buoyancy: As mentioned above, having control over your buoyancy helps you to enjoy your dive while also keeping you and the environment safe from harm. So this is one of the most important must do as a scuba diver.
- Respect Marine Life From the Distance: Marine animals do not want to be bothered and touched. But you can enjoy them from a safe distance and take pictures of them.
- Ensure All Equipment is Secured: Do not let your equipment drags the coral, make sure they are placed properly.
- If Necessary, Touch Only Rocks or Dead Coral: Strong currents can be threatening when diving, so if you need to hold onto something, hold rocks or dead corals. Try not to harm the surroundings.
- Do Not Stir Up the Sediment: Keep some distance from the ocean floor and your fin to avoid kicking and stirring all the sand and sediments, it will hinder your visibility and other people as well.
- Advance Yourself: It is better to level up your skill with an advanced scuba diving license to be more confident in your next diving trips.
- Support Conservation: Help the ocean by supporting any kind of conservation. It will help a lot.
- Litter: Plastic waste can stay safe after hundreds of years in the ocean. Marine animals may not have the ability to know the difference between their food and plastic waste. Imagine them dying because of your plastic waste.
- Feed The Fish: Fishes in crowded tourism area often get feed continuously. This will hinder their natural instinct to search for food. Other than that, you might not know if the food you are giving is safe for them.
- Chase, touch, poke, spear, or capture marine animals: This one is self-explanatory. Let them be where they are supposed to be.
- Avoid Diving Plans and Briefing: Divemasters in your area are more likely to know the terrain more than you do, so please pay attention to what they are saying when briefing.
- Collect Marine Life as Souvenirs: This may be illegal in some areas when you dive and do not support shops exploiting those animals for souvenirs.
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