Scuba Diving 101

Things NOT to do

  • Don't dive alone.
  • Don't hold your breath.
  • Don't ascend faster than your smallest exhaled bubbles.
  • Don't stay down too long.
  • Don't dive too deep.
  • Don't dive with malfunctioning equipment.
  • Don't destroy the environment.
  • Don't plan a decompression dive as a recreational scuba diver.
  • Don't go in overhead environments.
  • Don't dive beyond your training.
  • Don't forget your safety stop.
  • Don't forget to log your dives.

Experienced and Want to Fly Solo?

Training agencies have begun offering solo diver certifications for suitably trained and experienced divers. That's because some divers, such as underwater photographers or videographers, may need the extra freedom that comes with diving solo. Qualification for solo driver courses, however, include a minimum age, proof of scuba experience, and in some countries a certificate of medical fitness.