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Handling Choppy/Bad weather

Post Number:#1  Postby nanda666 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:32 am

Hey guys!!

Those of you who have been diving for a while would have surely experienced exiting a dive in choppy waters. This could be exiting to a LOB, small boat or even just walking onto the beach.

Below are a few tips I can provide:

1. Keep your regulator on as long as possible and avoid using the snorkel. (This is why you always exit a dive with 50 bar and not 20 or 10 bar..... :-P )

2. If getting out onto a big boat (or LOB) with assistance, pass your weight belt over to the boat first. This helps you stay buoyant.

3. If possible, pass your BCD over too. KEEP YOUR FINS ON!! If the boat can't get close or the current suddenly gets stronger, you can't hold the guide rope, etc....your fins will be your best friend!! (If anyone has tried swimming with booty, they will know what I mean!!)

If you do not have the confidence to remove your BCD and swim in choppy weather, this is an indicator of your swimming skills that will need to improve before you can take on that sort of diving.

and remember....ALWAYS DIVE WITHIN YOUR LIMITS....if the weather makes you uncomfortable, don't dive.....the corals have been around for millions of years so they'll be there on your next visit.... :d

Hope the above helps.....
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Re: Handling Choppy/Bad weather

Post Number:#2  Postby run » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:46 am

Thanks for the tips and advise nanda666
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Re: Handling Choppy/Bad weather

Post Number:#3  Postby Narco » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:53 am

Thanks Nanda bro.. Next MUW Mass dive in Australia? Can?
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Re: Handling Choppy/Bad weather

Post Number:#4  Postby nanda666 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:07 pm

hahaha.....if the aussie dollar weakens, then can la....hope to see you back here in Perth this summer Narco!!
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