Top 6 Scuba diving Tips For This Summer Directly From The Masters!
As we know, Piran offers a wide selection of Scuba diving courses and lesson in the local diving club called Sub-Net diving just a few steps away from Punta. More specifically, at Prešernovo nabrežje 24. It’s always a good idea to prepare for the dives, and the best way to do that is to listen and learn from the Masters, who already went through it all – here’s what they recommend.
As simple as it may sound, be sure to drink a lot of water before you dive to avoid dehydration. It truly makes a difference in your energy levels.
Don’t be fooled by a “full-tank” pressure gauge reading. With your gear on, take three breaths off your regulator while watching your gauge. If the needle does not move from the full position, your air is on. If the needle drops down and bounces back up, your air is not on all the way. If the needle drops, then drops and drops again, your air was on but now is off.
PADI Course Director at Lauderdale Diver (Plantation, Florida)
One common mistake beginner divers make is panicking if their regulator, the device that they use to breath underwater, gets knocked out or falls out of their mouth. If this happens to you, try to keep calm, and just reach towards your lower back to pick the device back and stick it in your mouth. You can also practice exercises of reaching out for the regulator with your instructor until it becomes a natural habit, and not something to worry about.
When choosing a diving mask, put your head down, place the mask against your face, and inhale deeply. Then let go of the mask and if it stays on your face, great, it’s a good fit, but if it doesn’t try another one. And always make sure to sweep your hair away from your face when putting on the mask.
Standard 80 aluminum cylinders are 1.9kg more buoyant than neutral/compact 80s. The best way to tell which you are using is by checking the working pressure inscribed on the neck of the cylinder: Standard 80s are 3000 psi, while others are 3300. Avoids the, “The dive was great, but I started to float away halfway through,” syndrome.
PADI MSDT (Talofofo, Guam)
Keep a log. It’s an invaluable tool whether you have 5 or 500 dives. It’s not only a living record of your experiences; it’s also a place to keep track of your weighting, gas consumption and gear. Having a reference gives you quick information for planning a dive, getting your weighting right and noting when equipment needs to be serviced.
PADI IDC Staff Instructor at LA Dive & Ride (Los Angeles, California)
Remember, if at first you don’t succeed, keep trying and don’t loose hope.