Every diver has been taught the importance of buddy system and its role in resolving underwater emergencies. Indeed, having somebody at your side can be invaluable in case things go wrong. However, relying too much on your fellow divers defeats the purpose of the approach, as the diver who can’t help himself is likely to be of little assistance to his buddy. Therefore, you should strive to be a self-sufficient diver. Developing self-reliance skills does not only make for a stronger buddy pair, but also helps, if you get separated from your buddy or for some reason need to perform a dive alone.
Planning to dive into the deep blue waters and explore the world below? Probably you have already learned the importance of having a properly functioning gear set and double-checking all of your equipment before each dive. But have you devoted enough attention to your most essential instrument - your body? Staying physically fit is equally important if you want to enjoy every moment of being down there and love the thrill that you feel. If your body is unhealthy, the experience will be tiring and may even cause you to get hurt. So let’s take a look at a few basic, but effective ways to get in shape and improve your diving performance.