Ten meters deep into the water. Pristine blue sea. Breathing only through the mouth. Bubbles around,
I always knew it was beautiful under the sea, thanks to the TV. Now I see how true it is. It’s better than the documentaries we see in Discovery. In no time, I completely overcame fear and all I wanted was to absorb this beautiful beauty.
— What’s more, before ever entering the water, a scuba instructor will explain to new divers how all the dive gear works, and will familiarize them with simple techniques used to dive safely. The first skill you are likely to try is breathing through a scuba regulator with just your face in the water. We would be lying if we didn’t say that breathing through a regulator feels a little weird at first.
-Many people think about these things. When they think about diving trips in my opinion many things went … the blue abyss? Many fish and animals around me? Sharks? Will I live?
— It’s a natural fear: we’re terrestrial animals, not aquatic ones. So suddenly finding yourself below the surface of a pool, lake or ocean with a foreign apparatus in your mouth can be daunting. Unless your fear of drowning is an actual phobia, most people find relief by simply slowing down and staying shallow. Don’t go further or deeper until you’re quite ready. Don’t start on any underwater exercises too quickly; simply take some time to sit quietly on the bottom and get accustomed to breathing underwater.
— For some people’s first time scuba diving, this might be more of an issue than others – but taking it slow and steady, swallowing while holding your nose and just trying to keep as relaxed as possible helps keep you equalised. We didn’t go that deep either – only 6 metres or so, which is standard for a first dive .
—so for the first time diving sure its safe.