Scuba Diving Tips

Here are a list of some different scuba diving tips you may or may not know about to help you improve your scuba diving skill and knowledge.

Preparation
When packing your dive bag, do so in reverse order to what you will put it on, so that the gear you need first is on the top.

Breathe deep
You should reduce your rate of breathing when scuba diving to allow your body enough time to absorb the oxygen. This is easily achieved if you relax and take slow deep breaths. You should take bigger breaths the deeper you dive to use as little air as possible.

Keep your hands to yourself
HANDS AREN’T FOR SWIMMING, at least while scuba diving! Allow your arms to hang loosely to your sides or fold them across your chest.

Stay horizontal
Make sure your body remains parallel, horizontal, facing the direction you are heading. If you swim at an angle while scuba diving you will waste a lot more energy and is one of the more common things novice divers do.

Stay warm
It has been proven that warm divers will use less air than a cold scuba diver. This can occur even in the warmest of climates so its important to wear a high quality wetsuit.

Think small
When adjusting your inflate or deflate valve, do so slowly making only small adjustments and wait for the changes to take effect.

Keep your head up
When scuba diving its best to try and keep your head slightly back and up as it'seasier for you to move and your equipment works better this way.

Stay neutral...
...throughout the ascent using buoyancy control.

Ascend slowly
Make sure when ascending from a dive that you do so slowly, around 30ft a minute or even slower. Use a scuba diving computer to keep track of how fast you are ascending.

Swim at a slow and steady pace
Constantly stopping and starting again while scuba diving is very inefficient so it is best to keep moving at a nice steady pace.