Eric Michael from www.sportdiver.com explained 10 important and useful tips for you during diving training. These tips refer to the experiences of PADI instructors in America and several other dive operators. True divers will never stop learning and developing themselves, therefore, underwater skills must always be trained.
The ten tips are:
First; learn to read the situation by deciding “go or not go diving”. If it’s not convenient, don’t force it to go. If you don’t want to dive too deep, don’t do it. Todd Ketterman, Adventure Scuba (New York, New York)
Second, continue to fill your dive log. This is very useful, whether you have 5 or 500 dives. Not just a record of your experience; it’s also a place to track loads, gas consumption and check your equipment. By filling in the log book you will have quick information references for diving planning and even further service. Christopher Robinson, PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Los Angeles, California.
Third, from just being lighter to understanding the use of air to be more comfortable and relaxed so that your buoyancy is better. Make sure that you have checked the load and completeness of your dive, such as checking the thickness of the wetsuit, the load when in fresh water and seawater, the size and type of tank. Make sure you write in your log book. Check your needs for each dive scenario. That way we can check the latest experience even when some time is not diving. David K. Black, PADI Instructor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Fifth; don’t be fooled when reading the “full-tank” indicator. Check regulator. If the needle does not move from the full position, your air is active. If the needle drops down and bounces back up, your air is inactive. Genevieve Sparg, PADI Course Director, Diver Lauderdale Plantation, Florida
Sixth, to do a float check on the surface, make sure all the air comes out of your BC upright in the water, holding your inflator hose higher than you are. Hold normal breath. When doing this, you have to float and when you breathe out of your lungs you can sink. Remember that if you sink while holding normal breath of air, you are wearing too much weight. David K. Black, PADI Instructor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Seventh, slowly. Almost everyone goes down under water too fast. If you go down slowly you will be able to see your surroundings comfortably and in awe. With this action you can keep the air stock in the tank and you can get out of the water column properly. Christopher Robinson, PADI IDC Staff Instructor, LA Dive & Up, Los Angeles, California
Eighth, bring a vehicle to mark water bottles or cups in the cooler for public, Ellen White, PADI MSDT, Miami, Florida
Ninth, plan your dive; don’t just rely on your divemaster or divecomp, which is supported by a limited battery carrying capacity. We may be an old learner where there is a plastic table that is always in front of us. Walter Demian Syrek, PADI Instructor San Rafael Mendoza, Argentina
Tenth, the standard aluminum tank is 80 / 4.4 pounds, check the pressure information as stated on the cylinder neck, the standard 80 is 3000 psi, the other could be 3300. Avoid excessive syndrome in your tube capacity; “The dive was very cool and I started halfway” Steve Wolborsky, PADI MSDT, Talofofo, Guam.