If you like water sports, you certainly won’t miss this one. As a country with thousands of islands and a vast expanse of sea, Indonesia is certainly a place for diving lovers. But before starting diving, as beginners we must understand and know diving techniques for beginners. Here has Rimanews a summary of diving techniques for beginners.
1. Calm down and be sure.
All procedures and equipment that you will use have been proven safe for everyone who follows them. Calm is the most important attitude in your first dive, you don’t have to worry if anything happens because you won’t and never dive alone (never dive alone). You must have a friend who always accompanies you and make sure your buddy is proficient and has a certificate. Under any circumstances try to feel calm, because calmly you are easier to think and move in the water. Also, so that there is no disaster like that experienced by foreign tourists.
2. Performing the correct entry procedure.
The first basic dive is called Entry. The process of entering the water or entry is a process where you will feel very scared and happy. This process is tricky and tricky, you can do it in several ways, namely installing a SCUBA dive in the water or jumping while already using SCUBA on your body. The recommended way is to install the SCUBA tool in the water while still a beginner.
3. Listen to and follow directions from the Instructor / Dive Master.
You will be given complete instructions on basic diving methods. Starting from how to use an oxygen mask to how to see the oxygen level in the tube. The explanation will be a little long and sound tedious, but it is very important. Listen carefully and don’t be embarrassed to ask questions if you don’t understand.
4. Choose the right diving equipment.
The right diving equipment is the main asset for exploring under the sea. Swimming goggles or the right equipment is very important, especially for you as a beginner diver. Finding water in the mask will certainly make you uncomfortable and can make you panic while underwater.
Feel the tightness of the glasses when fitting the tools, look down and feel if the mask feels looser. Don’t forget to tighten the rubber mask before getting in the water. If the water has already entered the mask, lift your head slightly, open the mask and push the water with a breath from the nose. Do it fast. If possible, practice first before actually diving.
5. Perform body movements and breathing correctly.
The most important thing when diving is not to hold your breath while underwater. Sometimes, you subconsciously hold your breath a little while exhaling through your mouth. This is very dangerous because it can cause accidents in the lungs.
Body position will greatly affect our dive / bouyency / buoyancy in water. Make your body as comfortable as possible for the movement, there’s no need to rush because there’s nothing to complete in a beginner dive.
Also do the movement of the hands / feet properly so that they can produce strong energy and do not get tired quickly. Make the movements as simple as possible, not the odd ones. Usually you will be told to stop and check all equipment after being in the water (pool / sea).
6. Memorize hand gestures
Of course you won’t be able to talk while you’re in the water. Therefore, a signal was created as a communication medium while under the sea. Recognize and memorize these cues carefully. One-wrong gesture, can mean different things.
7. Adjust the ear with water pressure or equalizing.
Adjustment of the pressure in the ear to the outside of the body is called equalizing. The method that can be used is to close the nostrils and then let the air out through the nose with the hand still squeezing the nose. Or you can also swallow hard (this is usually done by professionals). For equalizing time, do it as often as possible or not until it hurts before you equalize. As much as possible if you enter every 1 meter do equalizing even though your ears don’t feel pain and pressure.
8. Don’t get too far from the Instructor / Guide.
It’s okay to enjoy the marine park on your own or walk slower or farther from the guide, but not too far. Since you are still a beginner in diving, you are more likely to get into trouble than a professional. Accidents will be easier when problems come and you are far from the guides. In addition, enjoying the coral reefs will make you forget yourself. You might get lost and attracted by the undercurrent. To avoid this, keep a safe distance from the guides.
9. Don’t be afraid and enjoy
Diving 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. Try to enjoy the diving experience while seeing the views of coral reefs, fish, other biota firsthand.