Planning your first scuba dive
Different water sports are quickly gaining popularity everywhere in the world, but fans of scuba diving far outnumber the rest. Not only can you forget about your troubles while you’re in the water, but scuba diving is like exploring a brand-new, underwater world of its own. Thanks to the presence of no less than seven seas, including the well-known Red Sea, diving has also been popular in the Middle East for a very long time.
Contrary to what some people might think, there is a lot more to scuba diving than simply putting on a suit and a tank followed by jumping into the water. It’s also very different from snorkeling or free diving.
If you’re excitedly planning your first scuba dive, here’s what you need to know:
Do Your Research
Before you can start packing your bags, you need to start doing some homework. As a first-time diver, it’s unlikely that you’ll plan a trip specifically for scuba diving. It’s better to make a list of a few destinations that you might have been planning to visit, then look up the diving locations as well as other attractions they offer.
Keep it Simple
Trust us when we say that, as a first-time diver, there will be more than enough new things for you to learn and remember. The last thing you need is to figure out how to work a gadget, like an expensive underwater camera, while you’re in an environment that is completely foreign to you. You may, however, want to bring your GoPro with you if you have one. You can purchase an underwater housing kit and pole to easily hold onto while diving.
Keep it Safe
The importance of choosing the right diving school cannot be overstated. Make sure that the diving center you select is well-reputed and its instructors are certified. Look up its reviews online before you contact it directly. Once you get in touch, the staff there should be willing to answer your questions and address any concerns that you might have. Once you’ve reached your scuba destination, it’s also helpful to meet your instructor beforehand to develop trust with them.
At Deep Blue Dive Center, we have nearly 13 years of experience in conducting safe and highly enjoyable underwater activities such as diving and snorkeling in Aqaba. Our range of dive packages caters to different durations of stay and experience levels.