Beginner divers do feel that I have ever felt before, afraid, happy, nervous, between being able and not be able to dive, and also they feel shy but willing to dive anyway. Therefore in order to strengthen your desire to take scuba lessons, you need to consider some of the following self-control techniques.
Here are the techniques for beginner scuba divers:
1. Do the Right Entry Technique
Entry or process of entering the water is a process where you will feel very scared and happy. This process is not too hard to do, and you can do it in several ways, it is when you dive in the water or jump while you are already wearing Scuba gears in your body. The recommended way is to install a scuba tool in the water as soon as you learn it.
2. Follow the instructions given by the instructor
You will certainly be assisted by a diving master as your coach. Follow all instructions and diving activities, usually, you will be briefed before you enter the water. Do it obediently so that you can learn step by step so you get comfortable in diving.
3. Perform Correct Body Movements
The body position will greatly affect your diving/buoyancy in water. For your body to be as comfortable as possible to make a move, there is no need to rush because there is nothing that needs to be done in the beginner’s dive. Also, you must do the movement of the hand/foot properly so that it can produce strong power and you won’t get tired quickly.
4. Equalizing When Down
Equalizing is the act of adjusting the pressure in the ear to the outside of the body. The method that can be used is by closing the nostrils and then removing the air from the nose with your hands still squeezing your nose, or you can swallow your saliva (this is usually done by those who are already professionals). For equalizing time, do it as often as possible. Don’t feel sick until you equalize. As much as possible if you enter every 1 meter do equalization even though your ears don’t feel sick/depressed.
5. Don’t Feel Afraid and Enjoy
This diving activity is an expensive activity, so if you can’t enjoy it, it’s useless to waste a lot of money on things you don’t enjoy. Besides that, the diving activity is an activity that in my opinion is very enjoyable and comfortable because it is in the water with sufficient time and seeing the scenery of coral reefs, fish, and other marine creatures directly are the most interesting experience in life.
6. Pass the Certification Test
Before making the dive, you should pass a diving certification exam to be done at PADI or other diving organizations. There you will get lessons and techniques on a basic and important way for diving.
The main purpose of using entry techniques in scuba diving is to enter into the water with scuba equipment easily and comfortably and avoid injury or loss of one of the scuba diving equipment when it enters the water. In this article, we will share with you the two of four entry techniques in scuba lessons.
Here are the wading and seated entry techniques in scuba diving:
Wading Entry Technique
The wading entry technique is the technique of entering into the water by walking from the shore. At first glance, it seems easy to use this technique, but don’t forget you have used scuba equipment ranging from BCD, regulator, tube, diving mask, snorkel, fins, and ballast. Make sure all scuba equipment starts from the BCD, the regulator, and the tube is installed on your body and work perfectly. Don’t forget to use diving and snorkel masks correctly. Fill in the BCD with enough air to make sure you stay afloat when walking toward the middle of the sea.
If you use fin, make sure you walk back towards the middle of the sea or you can use the booties first and tie the fin to your BCD strap. Walk slowly towards the middle of the sea. Don’t worry if you suddenly drown. BCD will keep you afloat. Once you are in the middle of the sea where your feet are not touching the seabed, use your fin and swim in the middle of the sea using a back-turtle style (such as the backstroke with the tube below). After reaching the right coordinates, release your snorkel and replace it with your mouthpiece. You need to make sure all your diving equipment is properly installed in your body and functioning perfectly. If there is no problem, give the guide or your friend a clear code and start reducing the air in the BCD so so the process goes slowly.
Seated Entry Technique
Seated Entry technique is commonly known as water entry technique by sitting. This technique is commonly used when you learn to dive in a swimming pool or when you are diving with the initial entry of a boat. This technique is very simple, it is done by sitting on the edge of the pool/boat with the foot in the water first. Then enter the water slowly by placing the support of your body on both hands in the wall of the pool or on the edge of the boat. After entering into the water, fill the BCD with enough air to make sure you stay afloat without the need to pad the feet. Make sure all your scuba devices are properly installed and functioning properly. If there is no problem, give the guide or your friend a clear code and start reducing the air in the BCD so the same process like the previous entry technique goes slowly as well.