Diving and Snorkeling Tips From The Pro’s at Octopus Diving St. Maarten

22 Feb

Diving in St. Martin/St. Maarten could be one of the most incredible experiences of your life! A memory which you will look back on with a smile for years to come. It is an experience like no other, and something to cherish. In order to make the best of your experience, you should be prepared for any kind of situation you may face while diving with octopus’ in St. Martin/St. Maarten. It is better to be knowledgeable and do your own research beforehand, that way you will understand the process clearly, without any confusion. Snorkeling in Saint Martin is a great deal of fun. There are snorkeling opportunities at many of the beaches as as Pinel Island (Illet Pinel). Octopus Diving takes snorkelers to less accessible sites by boat which feature more opportunities to see a variety of wildlife. 

Here are some tips, from professionals, on what you should do to prepare for diving here with us, with octopus’ in St. Martin/St. Maarten. These tips are universal, and can be applied to diving almost anywhere in the world:

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Never Hold Your Breath

The most important, and the golden rule of scuba diving, is never to hold your breath while underwater. This can result in serious injury or, in extreme cases, even death. It is important to know that the air in a diver’s lungs expands during ascent and contracts during descent, so as long as a diver breathes continuously, there is no problem. However, when a diver holds his or her breath, the air can no longer escape as it expands, and eventually, this could lead to the lung walls rupturing, causing serious damage to the organ.

Remember this tip for a safe diving experience!


Check Your Gear

Before diving with octopus here with us in St. Martin/St. Maarten, your gear with be thoroughly inspected by our team of professional divers, to ensure your safety. However, it is important to know about the equipment, and its functions, so you can have a basic level of understanding of the gear. This is recommended for new and inexperienced divers, to help combat confusion. Doing your research, and understanding the equipment you will be using, will help you immensely, and will make you aware if anything seems out of place, is functioning incorrectly.


Stay Fit And Know Your Limits

Diving can be exceptionally physically demanding. Although much of your time underwater is relaxing, long surface swims, diving in strong current, carrying heavy gear can make diving a strenuous activity. Be sure to stay fit, and maintain an acceptable level of cardio and fitness is key for safety. Remember that diving with us here in St. Martin/St. Maarten should be fun. Never put yourself in an uncomfortable situation. If you aren’t capable of a dive, call it. When it comes to diving, it is better to air on the side of caution, than to be bold and take an unnecessary risk.


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