You’ve mastered the basics of scuba diving during your Scuba Diver course and are qualified to dive to depths of 18 metres. You’ve done enough dives to feel comfortable in the water and are eager to experience more.
Now’s the time to do your Advanced Scuba Diver’s course! Whilst training to become an Advanced Scuba Diver you will be learn the required skills to enjoy even more exciting types of diving: wreck diving, night diving, deeper diving and diving in low visibility.
Being well trained in low visibility diving will enable you to feel comfortable in less than perfect conditions, increasing the number of opportunities for you to go diving.
During a low visibility dive, you will learn to appreciate the smaller things. You won’t be distracted by what is going on in the distance and you concentrate on what is close by. Once you start looking, you will see things you’ve never noticed before – beautifully coloured nudibranch hiding amongst the growth on rocks, tiny crabs, baby’s toes, beautiful sea anemones, colourful soft sponges, smaller fish hiding in crevasses – you just have to look and the beauty of the oceans opens up to you in a way you couldn’t imagine!
Diving in low visibility is relaxing. Take it slow – from your descent (descend feet first and watch your dive buddy so that you don’t lose sight of each other). As you spend more time concentrating on what’s in front of you – you’ll slow down and enjoy a more relaxed dive.
You’ll learn to become a better diver. You have to be more alert and make sure you know where your dive leader is and what your buddy is up to. You’ll also need to concentrate on your orientation and know how to use your compass correctly to ensure you are going in the right direction at all times. You won’t want to have to surface in an area where there is heavy boat traffic just to find out where you are… That’s where those navigation skills you learned during your Advanced Course come in handy! It’s also always advisable to dive a site you know well when the visibility is not great and to plan your dive and dive your plan!
You’ll also learn to become a better dive buddy. You’ll need to understand each other’s signals and will have to communicate more. When diving in low visibility conditions, it is important that buddies stick together – not swimming too far ahead when leading or too far behind if following. Who wants to call short a dive due to a lost buddy? Take a torch; use bright coloured fins or have reflective tape attached to your BC – it will make you more visible to your buddy.
Contact us today and book to do your Advanced Scuba Diver Course! An even greater world awaits you!