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Things to Know Before Your First Scuba Dive

First Scuba Diving Experience

First Scuba Dive: Are You Ready to Explore the Underwater World? Sometimes when we tell our non-diver friends that we’ve got a scuba diving license, their responses are either amazed, shocked, or ask a bunch of questions. Their responses and questions can sometimes be a misconception, like things they heard from unverified sources. Maybe even you are the one asking these questions before taking your license. You can learn from this article for your non-diver friends who are curious about diving. Or if you are considering getting a scuba diving license, this might help you.

Here are Things to Know Before Your First Scuba Dive 

Isn’t it dangerous?

One of the most common things people ask is, “is scuba diving dangerous?” Well, that depends on you. Yes, scuba diving is a dangerous sport, always in the top 5 most dangerous sports. Scuba divers deal with nature humans are not suitable in. However, the dangers of scuba diving can be reduced by knowledge and science. The science of scuba diving keeps on improving, we keep searching for what can and cannot be done. Knowledge is also very important, by taking on a course you will know what is dangerous and how to keep diving within the rules. Follow the rules, dive within your current level, and everything will be fine. Lack of knowledge is the one making scuba diving dangerous.

Is it hard?

Learning scuba diving is actually not hard. As long as you are comfortable in the water and can breathe using your mouth, you will be fine. The only thing you need to do are breathing and kick to do a dive. But of course, you will learn about other skills to maximize your enjoyment underwater. You’ll learn about equipment, handling panic, and what to do in an emergency. Take your time to learn in the confined waters or pool session. Ask your instructor about how to do things or how to handle things, they will be happy to help. You don’t even need to be a professional swimmer to dive. Relaxing and learning are the keys to enjoying diving.

Why do my ears hurt?

This is one question you might hear. Sometimes your friend will tell you they once dived when snorkeling or in the pool, 2 meters deep, and they found out their ears hurt. Well, they do not have ear problems. The pressure between the surface and underwater is different, ears are the ones noticing it first. There is a technique called equalizing where you equalize the pressure within your eardrums by opening the eustachian tube. This way hopefully your ears can adjust to the current pressure and continue your descent when scuba diving. 

How deep can you go?

In recreational diving rules, the maximum depth is 40 meters. But to get to 40 meters you’ll need a special license for deep diving. When you first achieve your diving license, you are allowed to dive up to 18 meters deep. That is enough because the majority of marine animals live within 18 meters deep. Divers who can dive beyond 18 meters usually want to visit a special dive site or object lying deeper. Diving in shallow water also gives you advantages such as longer dives and is generally safer. 

How long does it take to finish a scuba diving course?

Another thing that people will ask is how long does it take? Bali is a wonderful place to start scuba diving.  In Bali Fun Diving you can complete an open water diver course in just 2 days, or 3 days if you prefer it. All the theories of scuba diving you can learn from the app, so you can go straight to action when you come to Bali. 

In conclusion, there are a few key things to keep in mind before your first scuba dive. From choosing the right dive location and equipment to understanding the risks and precautions involved, it’s important to be well-prepared for your first scuba dive. With the right planning and preparation, your first scuba dive can be an unforgettable and rewarding experience.

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