Tips for Skin Diving That Can Increase Your Experience

Skin diving is a great alternative to explore the underwater world through breath-hold techniques besides scuba diving. Moreover, you can enjoy this activity without heavy equipment and you don’t need any professional training as well. Overall, it won’t be wrong to say that skin diving is emerging as a popular recreational activity while on vacations as it can ascend you to some different realm. Indeed, skin diving is quite therapeutic and at the same time has the potential to give you the ultimate adrenaline rush.

In short, you can never go wrong with the decision of going for skin diving, however, there are a few precautions you need to take care of to enhance your experience.

  • Make sure you are wearing suitable protection against water and sun exposure

Wetsuits are not only excellent for keeping divers warm in cold water, but they also protect skin divers on the surface from sunburn. Hence, no matter how warm or cold the water is, wear a wetsuit (or at least cover it up with a t-shirt or rash vest) to protect your skin from the sun.

  • Follow the one-down, one-up buddy system

Split your party into pairs for breath-hold dives, and make sure that as one person dives beneath the surface, their friend is observing above the surface. This implies that if the skin diver encounters any difficulties under the water, such as shallow water blackouts or entanglement, there is always someone on the surface to help. If you're vacationing solo, consider joining a group vacation to meet new people.

  • Research about the area you are diving

It is advisable to check out and acquaint yourself with the location before going on any dive, whether it is skin diving or scuba diving. Keep in mind that the environment you'll be visiting on vacation may be extremely different from what you're used to at home. Keep an eye out for currents and tides that could make swimming difficult, as well as entry and departure points, to ensure a safe return.

  • Do not intervene in the marine ecosystem

Divers should avoid disturbing marine life, and this advice also applies to skin divers. It's wonderful to view new plants and animals you haven't seen before, but provoked animals may become anxious, and you risk disrupting their feeding or mating patterns as well as placing yourself at risk of aggressive behaviour.

  • Learn the trick of equalizing your ears

Due to the higher water pressure at deep, even as a skin diver, you'll need to equalise your ears to avoid ear injury. Pinch your nose and blow softly to equalise pressure — you should feel your ears ‘clear' and the pressure subside. Return to the surface if you feel uneasy at any point; if you push your hearing to equalise, you risk ruining the rest of your holiday.

By following the above mentioned you can sure have a great skin diving experience.

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