Scuba 101: What You Need to Know

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If you’re planning on diving in the Red Sea, it’s best to go in prepared for the experience. Here’s a quick look at all you need to know to make the most out of your first scuba diving experience.

The Dive Briefing is Important

If it’s your first time diving, you might want to just jump right in. But amidst all the excitement, don’t forget to listen to the dive briefing clearly. It will help you understand how to handle yourself if something goes wrong and what you can expect to see once you’re underwater.

It’s very important to keep yourself prepared and ask any questions you might have, regardless of what it might be. Better to ask a stupid question than begin your dive worrying about it.

Breathe Normally

Yes, you read that right! You don’t need to hold your breath. You should breathe normally when scuba diving. The air tank is going to help you, so there’s no need to worry about being out of breath!

Double Check Safety Equipment

Before scuba diving in Aqaba, make sure that you understand the use of your equipment. Remember to check your air gauge constantly. You should begin returning back to your starting point once your tank is half full. If you are unsure, show your gauge to your dive guide to confirm.

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Equalize Your Ears

As you go underwater, the pressure builds up on your eardrums. It’s important to be conscious of this change as you can damage your ears without the right precautions. One way to release the pressure is by pinching your nose and blowing gently. You can also equalize by swallowing or stretching your jaws.

Tip 101:

To gain confidence and unleash the fear of going underwater, we recommend taking a PADI course. It will not only build your stamina but also give you thorough knowledge about marine life and how you can enhance your experience.

For a first-time dive, we recommend you try it with professionals. Deep Blue Dive Center has certified instructors who will help you explore the hidden and mysterious spots of the Red Sea like Hercules C-130, Japanese Garden, and other various sites.

If you’re looking for a good dive buddy to have a safe yet thrilling first scuba dive in Aqaba, you can contact us. Reserve your spot today and experience your first scuba dive!

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