The Dos and Don’ts of Exploring Under Water

The Dos and Don’ts of Exploring Under Water

The Dos and Don’ts of Exploring Under Water

The Dos and Don’ts of Exploring Under Water


There’s is a whole new world under the world’s water bodies to be explored and with the invention of the scuba diving gear, it is now possible to get close and personal by diving deeper.

However, there are some inherent risks that come with the activity some of them so serious that they can cause permanent damage at best or even death.

This is why it’s so important to observe regulations and adhere to protocol when scuba diving. Let’s consider a few dos and don’ts of scuba diving.

  1. Stay away from covered environments

Awe-inspiring underwater sights such as a shipwreck or an underwater cave can drive the most curious divers towards them. However, if you lost your way then the odds of injury or death just went up.

It is prudent to dive in open areas where you can easily see your surroundings and this also makes it easier for rescuers to find you if things went terribly wrong.


  1. Dive as a team: always dive with at least one other person.

A team of two or more individuals is an excellent way to dive. They can act as back up eyes and in case of issues with your gear, they can help you get back to the surface.

Perhaps one of the best reasons why you should always bring  a waterproof camera along is that the beautiful sights underwater are best enjoyed with others.


  1. Have a journal

While this may not sound so important, it is crucial if you are to develop into an expert diver. In the journal you will list your sights and locations, time spent underwater and any other experience that you feel should be recalled at a future date.

When you read the journal during your free time, you might notice some patterns with your diving activities which may give you clues on how to be more efficient under water.


  1. Beware of the bends

These are also known as decompression sickness and occur when you rise up to the surface of the water too fast. The body causes a buildup of nitrogen which can result in serious pain, injury or even death.

Instead, rise up slowly and gradually as taught by a certified instructor, allowing your body to expel the oxygen and nitrogen from its system. And while you are at it, please do enjoy the beautiful marine life around you.


  1. Avoid touching marine life

Something seemingly harmless could be toxic and poisonous and a slight prick might be all that it takes to cause serious harm or death.

Remain safe as you explore the underwater world and let the animals go about their lives. Trust me, It’s best for both parties.