Thailand is always sweet in every way, including in terms of underwater scenery. For those of you who want to try the underwater world for the first time, you should pay attention to a few things so you can enjoy your diving. But, before moving on the tricks you have to do, you must know a few terms in the world of diving first.
What is the difference between Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, and Free Diving?
Approximately, before you choose to
Scuba Underwater Breathing Apparatus also requires special divings techniques for those who want to try it. Diving in deeper depths, there are special tools to use if you want to do scuba diving.
While Snorkeling is an activity of “swimming” on the surface of the water and see what is under the surface of the water. The tools used are only masks, snorkels and fins. Snorkeling is only done on the surface because it uses standard equipment. Snorkeling can only be done during the day because this activity relies on sunlight.
Then, Free Diving is a diving activity by holding your breath for some time under the surface of the water. Unlike Scuba Diving which uses air tubes when diving, Free Diving is done purely by relying on only on-air contained in the lungs. Doing Free Diving requires the ability to hold your breath properly and correctly.
A variety of diving equipment you should know:
- Oxygen Tube: For storing air
- Regulator: Hose to pass from the tube to the mouth
- Octopus: Regulator hose and mouth connections
- Deep gauges: Depth gauges
- Pressure gauge: An instrument for measuring pressure/air capacity in a tube
- BCD: A vest-shaped device that is useful for attaching a tube to the body
- Weight belt: Belt to increase our weight so we can sink
- Wetsuit: Wetsuits that cover our bodies tightly
- Mask: To see in the water
- Fin: A tool that is often called a frog’s leg
Tips & tricks
- 1. Convince yourself
Keep in mind, diving is a fairly expensive activity. So, you should feel confident that you have chosen Diving as your chosen sport. Do not try if you are still half-hearted to choose this sport, because if you just try it, the money you spend will be useless.
- 2. Choose a Scuba Diving course service
The most important thing before you do scuba diving is having the ability to dive with a variety of equipment that is quite confusing. Also, you are required to have a permit or certificate of scuba diving before diving directly into the diving spot. Well, for this matter, you need a trainer to be able to get skills and certificates.
Most important, remember the first point, yes! You have to believe in your decision, your training will be more optimal if you feel confident.
- 3. Always pay attention to the Instructor
The most important thing in scuba diving is listening to various instructions from the instructor. This will make you skilled when diving into diving spots. Keep the spirit Okay! The practice is somewhat confusing, but don’t give up.
First, usually you will be trained in breathing, how to get into the water with a tube, then the proper movement of the feet and hands, and also equalizing (the act of adjusting the pressure in the ear to the outside of the body). Then how to operate a breathing apparatus. You will get used to it if you exercise seriously.