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Types of Scuba Diving – Explore the Types of Diving Thrills to Enjoy

Once you are well versed in the art of diving; start exploring and seeking out newer encounters and adventures. Listed below are various types of diving experiences for you to try out.

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Night Diving is a Chilling Thrill

If you love that extra bit of adrenaline rush coupled with dangers and challenges that test your wit to the limit, a night dive comes highly recommended. A night dive throws a whole new perspective to your skills and experiences of diving during the day. It is a whole new set of encounters as you explore the inky black depths of the ocean and happen upon a variety of new marine species unseen during the day. A night dive requires extra precautions and a sense of alertness; a powerful scuba diving torch is essential for both safety and communication purposes. Hand signals are still import and are given out by placing your hands close to your chest illuminated by the light of the torch. Surface marker buoys too are mandatory for marking out the location of the boat and helping divers stay in contact whilst night diving.

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Drift Diving

Drift diving is quite different to a night or deep diving session and will rely on a natural current to propel the diver along the ocean. This method enables you to travel much faster and farther with slightest of effort. The sense of freedom one encounters on a drift dive is quite exhilarating as it makes you feel as though you are flying. This method is also ideal for spotting predators swimming below you. Of course, drift diving is not for the amateur and requires a set of skills that only seasoned divers have. A marine life guide like at Adaaran Prestige Vadoo Maldives will update you on dangers of waves and current as well as getting through and past the reefs.

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Deep Diving

Just about all Maldives, five star hotels offer thrills of deep diving. A dive is considered a deep dive if it entails going below depths of 18 metres. On average a deep dive will be around 30 odd metres and includes much more than a general snorkelling tour. A deep dive will go beyond the general encounter of marine life and will include exploring wrecks, swim throughs, underwater caves and coral ledges, to name just a few. You will also encounter impressive marine life that is not spotted at shallower depths. Mind you deep diving if not conducted in a proper manner can be quite dangerous. As such it is important to engage in the tour with expert instructors and seasoned tour guides.

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Wreck Diving

Wreck diving is loads of fun and extremely exciting but on the flip side if a diver is not properly trained or handled by expert instructors a wreck dive can be extremely dangerous. If diving beyond 18 metres you must hold an open-water diving certificate and do a PADI wreck diving certification course. A torch and wreck reel are some of the additional equipment one needs to take on one of these dives.

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