Have you ever dreamed of being weightless, just floating around enjoying the view around you? You don’t have to go to space to experience that. It’s a lot easier. It’s called scuba diving and it is incredible.
Walk into a Twofish Divers/ DiveZone Shop and enquire about the several options they have. Based on your experience level, you either sign up for a course or you choose to fun dive with a dive master or instructor leading you.
You leave the dive shop and hop onto the boat. The boat is equipped with life jackets, emergency oxygen, first aid kit, some eatables and tea or coffee. You eagerly wait for the dive briefing and carefully listen to the instructions and interesting facts.
You assemble your gear and check it carefully. You prepare yourself for the open water and you use a back roll entry technique to get off the boat. Once at the surface, you clear your mask and then descend into the beautiful waters.
Surrounded by fish, the view is magnificent. You barely feel the weight of the scuba tank and BCD. You can stay motionless without touching the bottom. It’s quite an amazing feeling. Turtles, manta rays, sting rays, nudi branch, trigger fish, cuttle fish, octopus, sharks, scorpion fish, crabs, shrimps to name a few, surround you and share their homes with you.
Snorkelling is awesome. But snorkelling is just window shopping. Don’t you actually want to buy stuff from the store? Try scuba diving. Moments of pure bliss.
Being one with marine animals is not something that we are naturally wired for. But once you go down, you are just like the multitude of fish swimming around you. But make sure you don’t harm them in any way. Don’t touch any fish ever or don’t damage the corals.
When underwater, you always must stay in buddy teams to ensure safety. Frequently check your air and ask your buddy how he’s doing on his air. Also, look at your computer frequently. Many a time, there are currents so you just have to drift along with them. There is hardly any effort put into swimming in these times.
If you have a camera, treat yourself by capturing these unforgettable moments. It’s lovely to experience it live, but it’s also satisfying to relive the moments in the future.
When a person reaches 60 bars of air, the entire team makes a 3 minute safety stop at 5 metres, at which time the dive leader shoots up his/her delayed surface marker buoy which helps the boats locate them and makes the ascent safer. After the safety stop, they wait for the boat at the surface and with the help of the boat crew, they climb in after what they would call a successful fun dive.
There are about 6 million scuba divers worldwide. Join the community by opting for a scuba course and experience a truly unique experience.