Scuba diving is a great way of getting a real underwater adventure. If you want to dive the depths of El Nido, let us help you plan your first diving experience.
There are two main types of scuba diving. Recreational diving, which is done mainly for enjoyment, includes wreck diving, cave diving, drift diving, free diving, deep diving, night diving and ice diving fall in this category. Professional scuba diving, on the other hand, includes commercial diving, scientific diving, media diving, police diving and aquarium diving.
When doing any kind of diving, safety should be at the top of your concerns. Here are some useful points for beginners of scuba diving:
- Check all equipment before getting into the water of El Nido, Palawan. Inspect the pipe, regulator, air tank, mask, etc. Even in a controlled setting like a swimming pool, check the equipment first.
- It is not advisable to dive alone. Always dive with a companion or a group. When an emergency happens underwater, there are people who can help you.
- Do not drink and dive. Drinking alcohol dehydrates the body and clouds your judgment.
- Consult your doctor first, especially when you have health problems, which may worsen when you go diving.
- Follow the diving plan. Check your air, depth, time, location, and companions constantly. You must follow the diving plan.
- Learn to manage your buoyancy. This will help avoid some diving issues like knee jerks and stress.
- Always prepare yourself for some adverse condition. The sea can sometimes be unpredictable. Don’t panic during unforeseen conditions. Always stay calm and alert.
- Holding your breath will not help. Breathe deeply and steadily.
- Do not make unnecessary movements. Limiting your movements allows you to save on oxygen.
- Do not rush. Dive slowly to limit air consumption. Going slow also means you get to appreciate your surroundings better.
- Do not do vertical swimming as it increases the water resistance. This method also increases your air consumption.
- Go on a diving trip in El Nido regularly. Diving often improves your stamina and skills.
As a beginner, don’t go underwater without enough training. You have to learn basic techniques and safety skills.
Have fun exploring the underwater of El Nido. Ready to learn to dive? Fill out our contact form for inquiries and more information about our open water courses in Palawan and diving tour packages. We offer dive explorations and courses in Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Coron.
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