Ever have one of those dives where everything went wrong?
Broken fins straps, bad visibility, ear equalization problems?
While scuba diving can be one of life’s most exciting experiences, we are bound to have a less than optimal dive from every now and then.
You might be wondering if there are things you can do to help make every dive great. While we can’t say all of these will work for everyone, here’s a list of tips to help.
Scuba Tip 1:
Frame your dive in a positive way. This could be a photographer tip or another way to say, “Be happy!” Nobody likes a negative Nancy dive buddy. Don’t worry, be happy!
Dive Tip 2:
Have a good sense of humor. Not sure how to tell your buddy his dive mask is full of snot? Try humor. Compliment her on her ability to catch jellyfish with his face. keep it light, keep it fun!
Scuba Tip 3:
Focus on celebrating the little things. Since you can’t see a whale shark on every dive, concentrate on the beauty of everyday life on the reef. Find delight in the pattern of local coral or adventure in locating the eye of a tiny nudibranch.
Diving Tip 4:
Challenge yourself. Set a personal goal to become a Rescue Diver or to learn how to identify fish. Getting outside of your comfort zone will give you a sense of accomplishment. Think outside the box for an awesome scuba diving career! Be sure to be extra safe and use a Dive Computer!
Dive Tip 5:
Be proud of the underwater environment. Prepare to pick up debris on your dive and know that removing plastic and garbage from the ocean stops animals from mistaking it for food. Make sure you use well maintainted Scuba diving Equipment
Log and share your experiences. Studies show that experiences are more intense when shared with others. Share your dive stories on social media and record scuba memories in your logbook. Inspire others to go Scuba diving!
Whatever the cause, bad dives happen from time to time, so make the best of them! Keep these tips in mind if you need help making a good dive great.