It’s quite a familiar situation: You surface complaining about your dive buddy or how the more ‘inexperienced’ one ended a session too early.
There are so many ways we can hate how our dive went. However, there are also ways to make the next one more pleasurable.
Here are the not-so secrets to a happier dive.
The last thing you want is to be the reason why a dive ended early. Often this happens when a diver runs low on air. So the best way to go about this is to train your body. Exercise on a regular basis. Walk, run, hike, swim, ride a stationary bike, go for your favorite sport — anything that will improve your body’s condition, do it.
Check and re-check your equipment
It’s mandatory for all divers to check and re-check their equipment each time. Not only does it make for a safer dive. It also makes the entire experience happier. You don’t have to worry about your equipment failing on you. Plus, you feel a lot more comfortable. Now, all you have to do is enjoy the spectacular underwater show.
Communicate, communicate, communicate
Sometimes, dives can become unbearable because of bad company. We often encounter dive buddies quarreling like a diver wants to go to one direction while his buddy wants to go to another. Either way, you need to overcome this by communicating and giving way. Talk to your buddy before the dive starts. Take turns leading so both of you get the chance. Be willing to compromise. Otherwise, it’s just going to a horrible ordeal.
Your next dive will only be as happy as you’d want it to be. So keep these things in mind.
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