Published By: Nirtika Pandita

A beginner's guide to deep-sea diving, what to know and prepare?

For those who have been planning to do this adventure, go for it.

Adventure sports are the most fun thing to do when out and about on travel. And among the many deep-sea diving is the ultimate one can go for. Deep under the sea one gets to witness a whole new world with species in shapes, sizes, and varieties. Besides, the coral reefs that made for the ambiance of underwater life are a marvel of their own. And to be able to experience that up close, knowing even the basics of deep-sea diving can help a lot. So here is a beginner’s guide for deep-sea diving.

First and foremost it is okay if one isn’t an expert in swimming. According to various scuba divers, it is stated that one doesn’t have to be an excellent swimmer to be a scuba diver, however, they do need to be comfortable in the water and know how to swim the least. In most training, the learner is asked to either float or tread water for 10 minutes. The trainee has to lie on their back, on the front, tread water, ‘dog paddle’, or anything to stay afloat without using any flotation aids.

So it is advised for a beginner in scuba diving to start practising swimming 200 metres every day wearing a mask, fins, and snorkel. This swimming practice should be done without stopping.

There is also room for knowledge development for beginners as there exist three main parts to a scuba certification:

One is home studying through online learning, the second is skill practice wherein you swim or learn to float for scuba diving, and lastly, learning the terminologies, the kind of equipment, and gear required to have a safe scuba diving.

While learning the basics of floating over the water is required, beginners are also required to start breathing practice underwater. One can begin by doing so in a pool or a pool-like environment. The more one is able to float and hold on to their breath underwater the better the experience will be. This practice will also help one overcome the fear of being under the water.

Once the learning is complete in confined waters, after gaining confidence and stability in the water, it is time one gets to open waters and practice diving. The open water can be an ocean or a sea wherein there is stability and safety for swimming and diving.