Water Fun: 5 Safety Diving Rules to Follow
Water activities are popular in Western Australia because the state features some of the best beaches in the country. Diving is certainly one of the most exciting things you can do here. With all the risks that come with the activity, you need to know some of the common safety rules.
Check Your Gears
Before splashing in the waters, you need to have all the essential gear and equipment. Most charter boat companies such as GreatEscape.net.au provide options for guests to hire their own gear or BYO. Have the initiative to check or ask your guides if everything works and in good condition.
Plan Ahead of Time
Unplanned activities may lead to the best experience. With the risks that come with diving, proper preparation is essential to avoid any trouble as much as possible. It’s better to plan your dive ahead of time and make sure every detail is organised. Preparation is key to ensure safety.
Never Stop Breathing
When you do diving activities, you’re provided with a breathing apparatus, either a snorkel or an oxygen tank. It’s important that you don’t hold your breath whilst deep in the water because if air can’t escape, it may cause your alveoli to rupture. Even if you’re just a few feet deep, continue to breathe.
Don’t Force Yourself into It
If you’re not comfortable to dive, then don’t do it. Compelling yourself to do things which you don’t feel like doing anyway may just get you into trouble. Don’t give in to peer pressure or hype of the moment. Diving is a challenging activity; attempting to go beyond your capabilities may not be your best option.
Keep Your Body Fit
Lastly, keep yourself in good condition. Some people consider diving a sport. To enjoy the moment and make the most of the time and experience, be fit enough to last throughout the activity. Eat right and hone your physical strength. Having too many vices and stress can lead to a weaker body.
Following these few rules is not that complicated. Not only does it ensure your safety in the water, it also allows you to have fun with minimal problems. Always listen to the Dive Master.