So, you are ready to join the sub-culture (pun intended). You might have already joined scuba diving for beginners classes in your local area or holiday destination. Diving now seems so eye-opening—to discover a whole new world you’ve never been in before. To travel in places once unreachable and see lives unimaginable to the mind before. But you have just learn the basics and there’s a lot of things you haven’t know before. Here are simple diving hacks from the pros that will make your scuba diving days a lot easier.
Brilliant Scuba Diving Hacks for Beginners:
Drink Plenty Before Going Submerged—It’s Important!
Di you know that the air you breathe during the scuba dive is dry? That’s why you need to drink a lot before and after diving. Just because they are going inside the water, many divers forget to drink their water. You should never forget that scuba diving is basically an active sport (and quite extreme, sometimes). It’s easy to get dehydrated during diving—and it could get worse by breathing the dry air. Always keep a large 2L water bottle with you at all times. You might need to take as much as 3L if you are taking a scuba diving for beginners class in SE Asia such as Bali.
Wear Socks Underneath Your Fins
Have you ever finish a dive with scuffed feet because of the fins? The friction between your foot and the fins could cause blister and it can be quite a pain while kicking underwater. Well, say scuffed feet no more. Say hello to socks. They help put a barrier between your foot and the fins and minimise the friction. Just, for the love of Neptune, don’t use your regular wool socks. Try to invest on neoprene dive socks which is excellent to keep your foot warm, protected, but don’t absorb water.
Use Snorkel to Save Air Consumption
When you dive, you want to save as much as possible to extend the bottom time. Breathe through the snorkel instead of the air tank regulators on first few minutes while you are defending to the water and while waiting for your dive buddies to descend. Switch to the snorkel whenever you are near the surface to further save the air.
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Mouthpiece is A Good Scuba Diving Investment for Beginners
As a beginners in scuba diving, you don’t have to buy a regulator. But it’s always a good investment to have your own mouthpiece. The one that is comfortable for you. In case that the rental one’s doesn’t feel right in your mouth, you can always switch to your own.
Use Baby Oil to Get on Wetsuit
Struggling to wiggle your way into the wetsuit? Try baby oil or baby shampoo. Put some to your feet and hands for easier way to get on the wetsuit. Baby oil also help you to save your knuckles from becoming raw from all the friction against the wetsuit.