Diving is a sport that takes you to a different world you can only imagine. It can be emotionally enthralling and mentally relaxing. But to achieve the ultimate fulfillment from a diving experience, you will be physically challenged first. Here are some tips that I, Ike Madu, have compiled for beginner divers who aim to become pro.
Before going on for a dive, always think safety. Check your diving gears and make sure they aren’t faulty. Stay close to your guide at all times and follow his lead. If a shark is near you, stay calm. But if you are scared to continue, let your guide or your buddies know and end the dive without rushing to the surface.
Swimming helps you boost your confidence underwater. When your body gets used, you will learn to maintain control of it underwater.
In diving, focusing on your breathing is a must. The best way to practice paying attention to your breathing is yoga. Do yoga exercises a few weeks before you dive.
When you dive for the first time, it is normal to get excited. But find time to relax especially when you are already underwater. When you are too excited or when you panic, you will be consuming more oxygen. You might run out of gas before you see the wonders under.
Wear a full wetsuit if you are going for a shark dive. If possible, wear gloves as well. But make sure that your suit doesn’t contrast as sharks are attracted to contrasting colors.
Like any other sports, you need to dive more often to keep you skills alive. Dive as often as you can and you will become better and better in no time.