If you are interested in scuba diving, there are a few things you’ll need to know before you try it for the first time. Our team at DH Scuba has helped countless people learn to dive, and we are here to provide some tips for success. Keep reading to learn the key information you will need in order to get started.
- Training Entails Three Components- One thing you need to know before you sign up for scuba diving is that there is a fair amount of learning to do before you can safely get under the water. Most diving courses divide their time between theory, practice, and application. For theory, you will learn the principles of safe diving technique, then learn to use those principles in closed-water practice, which involves using full diving equipment in a swimming pool rather than a natural body of water. Finally, you’ll get to apply everything you’ve learned in the open water.
- Some Health Conditions Make Diving Inadvisable- Another thing that you should know before going scuba diving is that certain health conditions make diving very risky. While there are only a handful of conditions that cause scuba diving to pose a real danger, you should be aware of them and avoid diving if you have been diagnosed with any condition on the list. The most common issues that can interfere with safe diving are high blood pressure, asthma triggered by cold temperatures or exercise, and insulin-dependent diabetes. If you’re in doubt, it’s wise to consult a physician before you sign up for diving.
- You Don’t Need to Worry About Sharks- A third thing that we want you to know about diving is that there is no need to worry about shark attacks. The biggest sharks, whale sharks and basking sharks, are filter feeders and thus pose no threat to humans, and even sharks that hunt for prey are supremely wary of divers. After all, with all your diving equipment, you will be generating a lot of bubbles and noise that will keep these fish at bay–from the shark’s perspective, the risks of attacking such a strange creature are just too high to make the attempt worth it.