Preparing to Dive: Diving 101
The beautiful blue waters of Boracay is indeed a tempting sight. Whether you’re an experienced or a beginner diver, ample preparation is necessary to ensure your safety and to get the most fun out of your dive:
Do you have your certification card with you?
Most dive shops will be asking for your certification. Make sure that you have your certification card to avoid any problems in getting permission to dive.
How are your current diving skills?
If you haven’t dived in a long time, it’s important to take a refresher. Do you remember how to put your diving gear together properly? Do you remember the proper diving signals? It’s important to be confident that you’re prepared for unexpected diving situations underwater. It’s key that you’re fit to be a good diving buddy!
Is your gear complete?
Have a list of all your gears. Never dive if something’s missing! Always check yourself from head to foot. Be a good diving buddy and make sure that your partner has all his or hers too!
Listen to safety briefings!
Briefings will always bring in necessary dive safety information before going into the water. You’ll be diving into a force of nature and it can be very unpredictable! Make sure that you listen carefully to the divemaster’s instructions and don’t be afraid to ask questions if you have any.
Communicate well with your buddy
Are you aware of the dive plan? Is the plan clear with the both of you? Make sure that you’re aware of the depths and spots that you’ll be exploring. It’s important that those left above water know when to expect you back to the surface. In case of an emergency, this information can help greatly!
Life underwater is indeed amazing and extraordinary. Keep calm, always be aware and enjoy every moment of it!