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How to Prepare For Your First Scuba Diving Adventure

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Looking for an enjoyable activity that will leave you energized? Scuba diving in Aqaba is just the thing for you. When you get into it, you’ll want to keep returning to appreciate being where few people are, which is several feet beneath sea level.

The world becomes double the size for divers as they get to explore places that a lot of people are hesitant to go to. Everything you find down there is not what you have ever encountered before. It’s a completely new world, and just like a baby coming out of the womb, you will need some help to get accustomed to things down there. Here are a few pointers that will help you prepare for your next diving adventure in Aqaba.

Make Sure You’re Certified To Dive

If you think snorkeling and diving training are the same, we have some news to break: diving requires extra attention. That’s why several diving organizations ask you to show confirmation of your diving certification or specialized ability. This varies from one type of diving to another.

Women speaking to their scuba diving instructor

You should obtain this diving certificate from a certified dive instructor. This can be done before your trip or before you start diving in Aqaba. Certain companies provide Discover Scuba Diving or Try Diving courses, which are a sampler, but they don’t give you the go-ahead to dive anytime and anywhere you choose. If you fail to get your dive certification and don’t dive with a certified instructor or divemasteer (which is necessary), then kiss your travel insurance goodbye. It won’t cover for you in this case. 

The phrases of travel insurance policies include details about scuba diving coverage. Before indulging in this sport, you might want to read the travel insurance carefully. This is necessary as it will ensure you are aware of your insurance coverage. All certified scuba divers should consider getting insured by DAN (Divers Alert Network).

Get A Check-Up Before You Take A Dive

Since this is your first time, you might want to get a check-up done by a doctor. This is required so that you’re aware of your health and are fit to dive. If you’re healthy, then there shouldn’t be any issues. 

There are some medical forms and statements that you will be required to sign before you go diving. If you feel nauseous or sick in any way, then it’s best to postpone the trip to any other day. If you have a little too much to drink and are still hungover, it’s best if you avoid the waters for the day. 

Breathe Normally 

Scuba diving in Aqaba can be a thrilling and peculiar experience since you’re breathing underwater with an air tank. Remember, you shouldn’t hold your breath in any situation. If you do so, it can increase your risk of an air embolism. So, breathe at the same pace as you do while on land. 

If you’re looking for an adventurous and memorable scuba diving adventure in Aqaba, then Deep Blue Dive Center is the right choice. With our diving excursions, you can revel in all the beauty that the Gulf of Aqaba has to offer. Along with daily diving in Aqaba, we also offer PADI-certified beginner courses, advanced courses, and pro courses. Book your scuba diving in Aqaba and contact us for any further information.