Tagged with 'Scuba Skills'

Where Is My Buddy: What to Do if You Get Separated

dive buddy separation
The buddy system is something that every diver learns during their very first certification course. No matter whether you are an experienced diver or a newbie, the general rule is that you should always dive with a partner. The most apparent reason for following the buddy system is that it can minimize the chances of diving accidents. Having someone at your side grants you a sense of safety and gives you confidence. Nevertheless, it may happen that you lose sight of each other during the dive. Getting separated from your buddy can be an unpleasant experience evoking anxiety and disorientation. So you should know how to prevent and deal with buddy separation if it does happen to you. 

How to Be a Good Dive Buddy

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Scuba diving goes hand in hand with a buddy system and we won’t be the first to tell you about its importance, however, with such a crucial topic as this one, repetition is more than necessary. For beginners, having a buddy on a dive is a must. That being said, even if you are a professional diver, a good buddy can literally be a life-saver in some situations. So, let’s look at why the buddy system is so important, how to find a good buddy, and how to become a better buddy yourself. 

Underwater Photography Glossary

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Getting into the world of photography can often feel like venturing into a new country with a foreign language that you do not know. To help you mingle among professional photographers and feel like a fish in the water, we’ve come up with a guide on the most important photography terms. Some of them cover photography in general while others are specific to underwater photography since to be good at it, you should understand the basic terms as well. Even if you’re familiar with many of these terms, you can use this glossary as a reference when you need to refresh your knowledge.

New Year's Resolutions for Divers

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The tradition of New Year’s resolutions is old and well-known. When a year is coming to an end, it feels as if a milestone has been reached. Aside from all the troublesome experiences, 2020 has given us one great thing - time for self-reflection. It is said that the only way to stay balanced is to constantly improve yourself. Therefore, make your New Year’s resolution for 2021 meaningful. As we all share our passion for diving, let us make our best effort to become better as individual divers and stronger as a community in the coming year. Here at Dip ’N Dive, we’ve come up with a couple of ideas you can take as your own resolutions for the next year.