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Common Questions About Snorkelling and Diving


Those that are new to snorkelling and diving have a lot of questions they want answers to. Experienced divers don’t have as many questions in general. However, they will typically have some specific questions, when they are going on a dive, about the area in which they are diving.

Where Is the Best Place to Dive for New Divers?

New divers often want to venture away from home to have different dive adventures. At the same time, they are new to this sport and may not want to face some of the challenges that experienced divers do. The same applies to snorkelers who want to enjoy some new adventures. There are some places that are classed as being ideal for new divers. Some examples are:

  • The British Virgin Islands
  • Bahamas
  • Thailand
  • St, John

Each one of these locations offers its own unique diving experience for new divers. They are considered to be safe environments, although these locations also provide more challenging dives for divers that are more experienced.

Does a Diver Need to Buy All Their Equipment?

Depending on the type of diving adventure that is going to be enjoyed, there may be an opportunity to rent the equipment. There are a lot of people that only want to enjoy diving on occasion, and this doesn’t warrant them buying all that is necessary for a dive. Most often, in popular dive locations, there will be outlets that will rent the equipment.

How Does a Diver Control Sea Sickness?

To reach a destination dive, it usually means a boat ride. There are some who cannot tolerate this ride and become seasick. Aside from taking medications to avoid this, there are a few other things that can be done. For example, sitting in the middle or at the back end of the dive boat may help. Also, at the same time focusing on the horizon sometimes will help.

What Does a Diver Do When Encountering Marine Life?

Divers should not try to touch the marine life. They are better to just quietly watch them. In most cases, the marine life is frightened by the divers and will swim away. They will attack if they feel there is a threat.

Does a Diver Have to Be Physically Fit?

Diving is not overly strenuous, so many that are not in prime physical shape can still enjoy it. Those who are unfit may find that they have some limitations. For example, their air consumption may be reduced, and they may have to shorten their dive times.

What Is Decompression Sickness?

This is a condition that affects divers and is given different names. Such as diver’s disease, bends or caisson disease. It is a diver’s disorder that is comprised of a collection of symptoms. It occurs as a result of decompression that is taking place around the diver the deeper they go. This can be avoided by taking decompression stops while diving and making a slow ascent when coming to the surface.

Can a Diver Fly Immediately After a Dive?

There is a risk of altitude decompression sickness. Divers have to give their body a chance to expel the excess nitrogen that has been stored in their body as a result of the diver. The risk of altitude decompression sickness is present even at altitudes as low as 5,000 feet or perhaps even more.

Are There Any Diving Organisations?

Diving has become such a popular sport that there are now diving organisations in many parts of the world. The internet is a good source for finding these. They provide a great deal of support for divers and offer a lot of information.

What Are Dive Computers?

A diver computer is an easier way of gathering important diver information in place of using some of the charts that are used when diving. This is a computer that can be used during the dive and will deliver real-time information for the diver. For example, it will provide all the data needed to make a safe return to the surface.