Diving Tips

7 Habits of Least Effort while Scuba Diving

7 Habits of Least Effort while Scuba Diving Buoyancy sets you on the road (or depth) of Scuba Diving, breathing is the fuel that powers you on. In addition to your buoyancy & breathing control, to become an efficient and effective scuba yogi and ambassador, you also have to practise some good habits . Photo credit @anupjkat All these habits, which we explain in this scuba wisdom session, help you in wasting the least amount of energy and thus making the least effort whilst underwater so you can cruise around a dive site in a relaxed and comfortable way.   Habit 1 = Horizontal Trim As you remember from the buoyancy scuba wisdom, to become neutrally buoyant as a diver you need to come into a horizontal position

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IMPORTANCE OF BREATHING IN SCUBA

10 SCUBA WISDOMS : IMPORTANCE OF BREATHING IN SCUBA Where Buoyancy Control is like putting your car on the road, Breathing is very much the Fuel that Drives it. Scuba Wisdom : Importance of Breathing in Scuba Diving  Photo @anupjkat We try and use our fuel for as long as possible so we don’t need to make these inconvenient stops at the petrol station. Same goes for the air in our tank! The longer we can let the air in our tank last through an efficient way of breathing, the longer our dive will last. Before you start any in-water dive as a Discover Scuba Diver or Open Water Student we always teach you the rules of breathing first. This is the most important step. As soon as

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Importance of Buoyancy Control.

10 SCUBA WISDOMS : IMPORTANCE OF BUOYANCY CONTROL I often get the mistaken call enquiring how to get a driving license. SCUBA Diving is actually very much like DRIVING A CAR: put your car on the road (buoyancy), load it with fuel (breathe), and drive around (dive). This week we talk about BUOYANCY CONTROL. Without buoyancy control you are nowhere as a diver. Either you are (going) up (= POSITIVE buoyancy) or (going) down (= NEGATIVE buoyancy). The aim of every diver is to know just how much air to put into that jacket (or buoyancy control device ie BCD) to maintain NEUTRAL buoyancy and keep yourself at a certain depth (on the road). The first thing we teach you is to study your BUOYANCY CONTROL DEVICE or Jacket, know all its parts, and

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Can I Dive Or Snorkel If I Don’t Know How To Swim?

This is one of the most common questions we get from people interested in diving or snorkeling for the first time. The answer is a big YES! All introductory dive and snorkel programs are perfectly safe and specially designed for non swimmers but any type of diving certification would require basic swimming skills. The first and most important thing you need to realize is that our bodies are naturally buoyant (they float) and are unable to sink the way a rock would. Now that we have established that, we move on to look at the different types of activities that can be easily undertaken by a non swimmer. Snorkeling Snorkeling involves the use of a diving mask that also covers your nose, attached to a

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