Critical Factors To Consider When Diving On Vacation

February 28, 2022

 If you want your next vacation to be brimming with adventure and fun then heading to the ocean for a dive is a great idea. Indeed, a successful dive can transform a break into a true adventure. Although there are some factors you will need to consider with care before you jump in. Read on to find out what they are. 

Have you chosen the best location?

First of all, you will want to pick the best location when diving on vacation. The good news is there are plenty to choose from including stunning coral reefs, sheltered coves, and even deep underwater caves for the more experienced diver. 

To establish the best place to dive into your vacation destination it's worth doing a bit of research beforehand. Happily, the most beautiful sites with an abundance of wildlife tend to be the places where tours are run too. 

Of course, to see some underwater flora and fauna you may need to charter a private vessel. This is often the case when it comes to diving a wreck or monument that is a distance off the coast. 

Do you feel experienced enough to dive safely?

Next, when it comes to diving on vacation, be sure that you have faith in your skills. After all, diving is one of the most amazing activities around, but it can also be dangerous if not done correctly. 

Indeed, if your last dive hasn't been for a few years then getting a refresher course that will go over all the basics such as using your respirator, fitting your tank, surfacing safely, and how to communicate while underwater will be invaluable. 

You’ll also be able to relax more and enjoy your experience knowing that you have the skills that will keep you and your fellow drivers safe. 

Do you want to try another type of diving?

While scuba diving is a very popular activity for those on vacation, there are other types at which to try your hand such as freediving.  Freediving is done without a tank, which means you will need to learn to hold your breath for long amounts of time. Many people also like to invest in kits like these Custom Freedive Wetsuits as well. The reason is that they provide extra comfort, flexibility, and earth which can help to enhance their experience when under the water. 

Has your kit been checked and updated?

Indeed, as we are on the topic of kit, if you are going to take your own you must check it thoroughly beforehand. To do this you will need to inspect your wetsuit for any tears or missing stitches. It's also best not to repair your suit yourself but get a qualified technician to do this for you. Check your mask, fins, hoses, and snorkels for wear and tears too, and replace them when necessary. 

Lastly, be sure that you check your regulator and BC not only just before a dive but also at least once every year. You will find instructions on how to do this in your equipment manual, or take it to a dive specialist and have them do it for you. 

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