Safety Tips For a Better Scuba Diving Experience
If you’re new to it, scuba diving can be a bit intimidating. Being underwater can be scary at first, making beginners wonder if scuba diving is safe. The truth is, scuba diving is a very safe activity, even more so than traditional sports like hockey and football. The key is to ensure that you’re following all of the scuba diving safety procedures when you’re out on your expedition.
Make Sure You’re Physically Ready
Making sure that your body is physically prepared to embark on a dive is very important for scuba diving safety. As scuba is a very physical sport, you should make sure that you’re fit enough to take on the challenge.
You should not dive if you:
- Have a cold
- Have any congestion in your ears or nose
- Have been drinking
- Feel nauseous
- Take any medications that could interfere with diving (ask your doctor)
- Have any medical conditions that could interfere with diving (ask your doctor)
Respect The Sea Life
While you’re in the water, make sure that you’re being respectful of all the creatures around you. Diving in the Belize Barrier Reef is an incredible yet temporary experience for us, but for marine life, it is where they will spend the majority of their lives. Be sure to always observe sea life from a distance, respect their space, and never take a piece of their delicate natural habitat as a souvenir.
If you find yourself feeling nervous under the water, a vital scuba diving safety tip is to remain calm and not to panic. When we panic, we generally have trouble with our critical thinking skills, which can cause even more stress. Just take a deep breath, clear your head, and then think about your next move.
Trust Your Divemaster
While you’re on excursions at Belize Dive Haven, you will be accompanied by incredible divemasters who are there to keep you and your group safe and having fun. Trust your divemasters, listen carefully to their instructions, and take comfort in the knowledge that you’re diving with a professional who always has your safety and best interests in mind.
Book a trip to Belize Dive Haven
to enjoy safe and adventurous diving in a tropical paradise!
Just 30 miles from Belize City, Belize Dive Haven is located in pristine Turneffe Atoll. Consisting of creeks, lagoons, mangrove islands and cays, the atoll is home to over 500 species of fish, 65 different species of stony corals as well as birds, turtles, manatees and dolphins.