In Traci’s third part of her journey to becoming an open water diver, she recounts going through her eLearning course. She also recalls getting fitted for gear for the first time and the joys of trying on wetsuits.
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When you’re a new diver it can be difficult to figure out exactly how much weight you need. Between lack of experience and maybe even confidence in diving you might find yourself struggling with how much weight to use. Weighting doesn’t have to be hard to do, learn more about to figure out how much weight you should use.
As a diver, you probably do things like recycle and limit your use of single-use plastics. You may even try to sustainably source your food too. This is all wonderful and these are great ways to help the environment while on land, but did you realize you can make a difference while diving, too?
It’s getting to be that time of year again where the air gets colder and with the air getting colder the water we dive in also gets colder. Staying warm while diving should be a top priority in the colder months, not only to prevent hypothermia but to also keep diving enjoyable for all.
Did you read that title and think to yourself, wait what? Or maybe it made perfect sense. The real question is so you know the reasons WHY the world would be a better place with more divers?
In the next part of her series about her journey into scuba diving Traci recounts her experience of actually signing up for her Open Water Course. As you might remember scuba diving was an anxiety-driven activity for her making the choice to actually enroll in her course was fast and swift. This is because she had to not think about it and just go for it.
What made you take the leap into scuba diving? Did you talk yourself out of it many times before you actually went for it? The thought of the unknown can be downright scary but the regret of never trying might heavily outweigh it.
Are you filled with wanderlust and the need to dive? The thing is, you also have a budget to stick to, because, life. Learn more about how to plan your dive travel on the cheap while still getting the most out of your experiences.
Have you heard of Truk Lagoon? Have you written it off as a place only tech divers go to dive? Think again, Truk or Chuuk as some call it is dive friendly for all levels of certifications. The best part is that you’ll find everything from wrecks to reefs there as well. If you’re looking for your next dive getaway, we’d highly suggest putting this place on your list.
Do you find yourself feeling stiff from time to time? Do you struggle to get your gear on? Your muscles might be begging you for a little TCL. Try these six stretches to improve your flexibility and your diving!