Smart Diver

Dive Like a Pro

Here are some tips that will make your dives more enjoyable.

Find a mask that fits.

The most common problem we see with divers that struggle during their first dives stem from a poorly fitted mask. A mask that doesn’t fit your face properly will allow water to leak in, cause discomfort and can hinder good airway control.

Masks are  personal gear. That means you should find one that fits your face and stick with it. We have a variety of masks in our shop for this very reason. Work with your instructor or dive store staff to find the perfect mask for your face!

Slow down.

Diving is a Zen activity. We move efficiently through the water to conserve our air and to avoid disturbing marine life and silt on the bottom. All of our movements should be slow and methodical. Far too often we see divers thrashing about trying to fix buoyancy issues, gear tangles, etc.

If you have an issue controlling your buoyancy or trim just slow down. Make small adjustments to your buoyancy and wait to see how effective it was. Practice this in our pool or on your next dive.

Take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course and become an expert

Your air will last longer, marine life will come closer to you, and most importantly, you’ll be a happier diver.

Don’t be dangling

In open water training we emphasize the need to be streamlined in the water. That means tucking in dangling gauges and alternates.

Not only will this help you maintain a better, more efficient profile in the water, but you won’t accidentally damage delicate marine life like coral and sponges with your gear.

We carry an assortment of clips, lanyards and fasteners to help you avoid having dangling gear.

 

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