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The Ultimate Women’s Dive Guide—Scuba Diving in Aqaba

According to recent findings, 63% of active scuba divers are males; however, this figure is expected to change in upcoming years. More and more women are venturing out into the deep waters. Given the right tools and guidance, scuba diving can be a safe and enjoyable experience. It allows you to explore the underwater world. Located in Tala Bay Resort, our scuba diving center in Aqaba offers a unique underwater experience with our PADI advanced open water divers who are trained to fare the seas. Take a look at our daily diving options. You can also sign up for our PADI dive courses to be certified professionally. Alongside our beginner and advanced courses, we’re also offering an e-learning course for you to start at home and finish abroad! Here’s a complete guide for women who wish to get started with scuba diving in Aqaba: What to Pack? The excitement of a scuba diving trip begins with the packing. While you’re sure to find a store in Aqaba if you need something, it’s best to carry the essentials. Carry all your hygiene and sanitary products. For times when you’re underwater, using menstrual cups is recommended to ensure a safe and hygienic trip. With their higher capacity and no-waste quality, menstrual cups also happen to be an eco-friendly option. Moreover, leave your expensive jewelry or valuable belongings at home. You’d be a lot more comfortable without having to worry about them. Pack any medicines that you may need during the trip. A Trusted Dive Center Safety is an… Read More »The Ultimate Women’s Dive Guide—Scuba Diving in Aqaba

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3 Reasons You Need Professional Training Before Diving Deep

Once you begin to explore the underwater world, there’s no turning back! Most divers who dive for the first time return for another trip. However, the thrill to dive deeper often leads to underestimated potential dangers. The Dunning-Kruger effect is popular among divers wherein beginners seem to overestimate their abilities and indulge in risk-taking behavior. This may result in disregard of safety equipment. On its own, scuba diving is known to be a pretty safe sport. The mortality rate is 0.5 – 1.2 deaths per 100,000 people. However, when divers take unwarranted risks and don’t seek professional training, they lose out on certain self-management tools which could potentially cost them their life. If you’re looking to dive deeper, enroll in our PADI-certified courses which range from beginner to advanced and pro levels to train divers professionally. You can also get PADI certified via the e-learning option. At Deep Blue, we offer daily diving options in addition to our PADI dive courses so that you can explore the depths of the Red Sea in Aqaba. Here’s why you need professional training before diving deep: Narcosis You might want to dive deeper for the thrill or to further explore the underwater world. However, narcosis can quickly turn a wonderful trip into a miserable experience. It usually happens when divers go more than 30m deep. It can result from the anesthetic effect of certain gases at high pressure. This alteration results in symptoms of light-headedness, similar to that of being drunk. PADI-trained divers are taught about appropriate depths… Read More »3 Reasons You Need Professional Training Before Diving Deep

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Should You Really Bring Your Cell Phone During a Scuba Diving Session?

While your waterproof camera might allow you to capture marine life in its full glory, carrying the hefty camera gear along with your already bulky diving gear can be a real challenge. As a diving enthusiast, you might be tempted to bring your cell phone for some underwater photography, but is it really a good idea? Well, it depends. The waterproof casings could actually make or break your phone (quite literally). This is why we discuss the dos and don’ts of cell phone usage while you’re below the waves! Ditch The Waterproof Pouches The waterproof pouch might seem like a handy little pouch that protects your phone and keeps it dry.However, before you jump to buy these cell phone pouches, hear us out. These pouches aren’t designed to withstand the high pressure of the water. For every 10 m, you descend into the blue waters, the pressure on your body and your accessories doubles.This can put immense pressure on your otherwise fragile phone and actually crush it! Opt For Waterproof Hard Casings So if a waterproof pouch is not the right solution, then what is?A waterproof diving cell phone casing is just what you need. Opt for a cell phone housing that is waterproof, keeps your phone dry, and allows you to operate your phone through a gel-like screen cover.As for the increasing pressure, opt for a waterproof hard case that features a pressure balancing device inside its handle. This will allow you to take your phone deeper into the waters and capture the stunning… Read More »Should You Really Bring Your Cell Phone During a Scuba Diving Session?

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Going Scuba Diving During the Pandemic—Here’s How To Make Your Diving Experience Safe

The Coronavirus Pandemic is not over yet, but you’re aching to go scuba diving in the warm waters of Aqaba? Well, you can, and we’ve got just the right safety guidelines for you! We list some DAN and PADI-approved safety guidelines that could help you have a safe scuba diving experience even amidst the pandemic. Keep on scrolling to learn how you can make scuba diving safe for yourself and your fellow divers during the pandemic. Avoid Diving When You’re Sick If you don’t feel well or have contracted some other transmissible disease, we recommend that call in sick for the dive session.Being sick with the Covid-19 disease or any other contagious disease can put other divers at risk and threaten our instructing crew’s safety. We recommend that you stay indoors and rest until you feel better, or the symptoms subside. Sanitizer is Your Best Friend! When you reach the dive center, you must sanitize your equipment before using it. Regular soap and water for your personal equipment should be enough. You might also disinfect with a 4:100 bleach solution occasionally. Keep a sanitizer on hand to sanitize your hands before you board the dive boat, cough, sneeze, or get out of the water.This will ensure that you don’t contract the Covid-19 virus or put other’s health at risk. Prevent Contamination Since divers will use air tanks, masks, and snorkels, the equipment must be disinfected and sanitized before use. Moreover, divers can prevent contamination by avoiding touching other diver’s gear, your own tank valve opening,… Read More »Going Scuba Diving During the Pandemic—Here’s How To Make Your Diving Experience Safe

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4 Reasons to Go Scuba Diving With Your Partner!

Other than strengthening your body muscles, scuba diving could actually help strengthen the bond of love between you and your partner! From planning the dive trip to exploring the marine life, scuba diving is the perfect way to connect with your partner on a much deeper level. We list some reasons why scuba diving is the perfect couple’s activity and how it can help you ignite that spark of love in your relationship. Take a look. Communicating With Your Partner While you might not be able to talk much during the dive, your communication with your partner takes on a new form. Using hand gestures to ask them if they’re doing good, if they need to explore deeper into the ocean, or if they’re witnessing the marvels of the ocean life with you helps you connect on a completely new level. Partners get to communicate without saying much but learn to understand their significant other’s emotions in a new way. Sharing an intimate moment Unlike any other couple’s activity, scuba diving lets you become one with nature! From marveling at the vibrantly colored corals to swimming next to fascinating marine animals, a scuba diving session with your partner makes for an unforgettable experience. Swimming in the warm waters, experiencing the quiet of the ocean, relieving stress, and being surrounded by nature’s wonders will make it a memorable and intimate experience for the two of you! Scuba Diving Calls For Team Work From planning the trip to training for your first-ever scuba dive, this activity requires teamwork and communication from both… Read More »4 Reasons to Go Scuba Diving With Your Partner!

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All That You Need To Know About Women’s Dive Travel

Did you just book a scuba diving session in the Red Sea? Here’s what women divers need to know before putting on that diving gear and exploring the sea life at Aqaba! We’ve rounded up some tips and tricks that’ll keep women divers safe during a scuba diving session. Let’s dive right in! Learn to dive with a PADI-certified Diving instructor If you’re new to the world of scuba diving, we recommend that you train with a PADI-certified instructor. Why PADI? Because PADI sets the gold standard for divers and instructors worldwide and ensures that divers get to experience the otherworldly charm of marine life safely and securely. This is why at The Deep Blue Dive Center, all of our training instructors are PADI-certified and equipped with proper diving apparatus. This helps us train and supervise new divers and make it a more pleasant experience for everyone! Care for your Hair We knew you’d be curious about your hair care during the diving session! If you don’t want to come out of the water with knotted hair, we suggest you tie it up or put them into boxer braids. This ensures your hair doesn’t get in your face and keeps you safe from the bubbles generated by the scuba regulator. Moreover, these hairstyles prevent your hair from twisting in the most stubborn knots! Drench yourself in a reef-safe sunscreen Did you know that your choice of sunscreen could determine the life of a coral reef? Most sunscreens use harmful chemicals such as Oxybenzone and Octocrylene… Read More »All That You Need To Know About Women’s Dive Travel