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8 Things Scuba Divers Need to Know - For your safety and to help preserve the underwater creatures and habitats.

Even if you are a pro scuba diver, or about to go on your first dive, you must know a few crucial facts for your safety. In addition, these facts will also help preserve the underwater world. Here is a list of things that all scuba-divers must know.


No touching

Yes, diving is about exploring the underwater world, but that does not give you the right to touch. Most divers do not know the kind of damage they sustain when they simply touch a coral or a turtle. This can do irreparable damage-causing corals to die. Therefore, when underwater do not chase after marine creatures and definitely do not touch. Besides, Maldives is one of the ideal destinations for scuba diving. If you're planning to go scuba diving in Maldives, there are plenty of places that offer a good experience. You can start checking properties like Reethi Faru Resort.


Peer Pressure

So, what is this about? Well, even if you are an experienced diver or a beginner, you must always feel at ease with the plan that is proposed. Do not let your fellow divers get the better of you. Don't let them dictate what should be best for you. You need to feel confident about the intended plan and feel capable that you can take it up. If not, leave.



Divers need buoyancy skills. These skills are easy when learning, therefore can be quite deceptive, as they aren't easy to master. Thus, perfecting this skill should be a top priority. All divers should have the basic skill of allowing themselves to easily ascend and descend while breathing in and out. The BCD, or the buoyancy compensator device, should be used only when compensating for any depth changes when diving.


Watch out for those fins!

You need to feel completely in control and aware at all times of your fins. Why? Well, if you aren't you might end of breaking something or even kicking a fellow diver in the face. Besides, if you feel like your fins obstructed something on your dives, you have to take some time to stop and examine what you hit. If you aren't aware, you can easily damage underwater habitats.


Dive Gear

The diving gear ensures the safety of a diver and as such it is your vital duty to make sure they are well maintained and regularly serviced. If you take care of it well enough, rest assured, you can rely on them during your expeditions.



This is one of the most vital scuba diving skills. You have to remember to breathe in and out all the way throughout your diving expedition. Never hold that breath.


Watching that tank

Another important thing you must keep checking when underwater is your air. This will ensure that you do not run out of oxygen.


Keep to limits

This means that you shouldn't ever exceed your personal limits. You must know what you are capable of tackling and stick to that limit. Experimenting underwater can be quite dangerous.