Things To Keep In Mind Before Diving

Posted: 30th March 2016 by Hannah Bowden in Technology Services
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Diving can be an adventurous sport and also will give you a hand full of memories. If you’re a dreaming of diving, there are certain things that you need to know. First of all, do some good research about the course and hire a well experienced trainer; it is always a good idea to train in a pool before you head to the sea. Choose a good location with shallow diving sites, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is a perfect example with a good diversity. Drink a lot of water and stay hydrated before diving and listen to your instructor. If you have consumed alcohol the night before, do not try diving. Don’t hold your breath while you’re on it, breathe slowly so you don’t use up your oxygen too early. Don’t fly after 24hours of diving as it can be unhealthy. Take a good quality water proof camera to take shoots of that beautiful heaven under water because this adventure you had should be remembered forever.

Sports you can engage in, at the beach

The beach can be a fun and a relaxing place. Talking about beach sports, wind surfing is top in the list. You will get an amazing feeling when you cruise through the waves and the experience can never be gained in any other way. Riding jet skies can also be fun but it can also be dangerous if you’re not sure how to ride it, so it’s better to get yourself a trusted jetski license in QLD, before you start jet skiing. Parasailing can be an ideal sport for all the thrill and adventure seekers. Surfing will also give you a thrilling experience but try it only after training under a experienced trainer to make sure that you’re good to go, as surfing can be very dangerous.

Safety precautions at the beach

Before stepping into the beach for a swim, look for flags and talk to a life guard for advice. If you see a red and a yellow flag, don’t go beyond their boundary as it indicates the safe area for swimming. If you get into trouble while in the water, stick your hands up, call for help and remain calm until help arrives. Aways get dressed in bright coloured swim wear as it can be identified easily.

If you’re bad at swimming, use a life jacket. If there are no flags to be seen then its better not to go swim. A red flag alone means that you’re not allowed into the beach due to bad weather or some other reason, a blue flag indicates that board riding/ surfing isn’t allowed, a yellow flag warns you for any hazards and a red and white quartered flag tells you to leave the beach immediately.

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