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10 things you should know ABOUT SCUBA DIVING

This section is all about  Scuba Diving. What it entails, as well as some tips, tricks and trivia.

We believe you should pay note to the following which will ensure a long and happy life filled with scuba diving enjoyment:
  1. Scuba Diving is easy. You will of course need to know how to swim, but you don't have to be a strong swimmer to be a good diver.
  2. Take lessons and get qualified by a certification agency before participating in SCUBA diving.
  3. Get a medical examination from your doctor and take a swim test before learning SCUBA diving.
  4. Never dive by yourself. Find a buddy.
  5. Listen to and follow the rules set forth by the person in charge of the dive.
  6. You can get sunburned doing scuba diving. Protect your skin by wearing a waterproof sunscreen.
  7. Drink plenty of water regularly and often even if you do not feel thirsty. Your body needs water. Know the signs and symptoms of dehydration.
  8.  Be Careful - Completely check out the dive site, especially the surf conditions, before making the decision to dive.
  9. Don't touch! It is a golden rule under the water. Look and enjoy, but don't touch coral,  fishes etc.
  10. If you are prone to motion sickness it may be an idea to take some sea sickness tablets before leaving for your dive.

Finally - enjoy your diving.



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