“Practice makes perfect” and also as many of the skills we have in life, if we do not practice, we inevitably lose things little by little. Fortunately, this is easily overcome and with a little practice all the capabilities can become the same again if not better.
And we should not lie, from the most basic things, can get to forget about the lack of practice. So it is normal that we lose the coordination or the handling of the times in more complex activities like those that are done under the sea.
It does not matter if you are already certified, even if you have that degree of experience, time does not forgive anyone. That’s why it’s important that you continue perfecting your diving technique, so that the experience under the sea is sensational.
If it’s been a long time since you last threw yourself into the water, it’s likely that you’ve forgotten some of the most important and functional tips to achieve better flotation:
Use the right equipment
The BCD that you use to complement your diving equipment will be essential for the correct amount of lifting. Those who practice this sport in cold water arrive more humid and rougher suits, than those who do it in tropical waters, such as those of the Riviera Maya.
Adjust your weight according to the suit you wear and the place where you dive. The type of dry suit or wet suit you use will affect your buoyancy, and everyone floats more in salt water than in fresh water.
Use the gas
Add and empty gas from the vest in small quantities, using small discharges from the drain valve.
These are just some tips, but nothing like practicing it directly in the water. This way you can refresh your mind in the best way. In Mexico, you can do it accompanied by two of the best places to do it in the whole planet.
Tulum and Playa del Carmen combines the best of tropical climate with the most crystalline waters and the most complete variety of marine species in this continent. All this together, without a doubt, creates a more than suitable environment to develop in the world of diving.
What you cannot lose sight of are the basics of the courses you received during the certification. If you have lost them, you can retrieve them in the classes to refresh the skills.
Before refreshing what you learned, you must remember that your physical condition must remain apt, in addition, maintain the disposition to be a student again. You should never think that you know everything, otherwise you will feel that you are wasting your time.
Blue Life is the perfect place to return to the level I had in the past. Updated and friendly instructors who will deliver enjoyable training sessions. This program is designed for people who have less than 50 dives in a year or less than 8 since they got their first certification in the previous 6 months.
It consists of only 4 hours and as usual in our certifications, you can receive equipment, weights, water, pool fees. As in the first classes, these will also focus on 4 fundamental points:
Buoyancy: The ability to control your position in the water column relative to the surface and bottom without depending on your hands. You will learn how use your lungs to change the volume of your body.
Trim: Is the correct pitch of your body (if you control your action area, you will be safer in the caves). Trim technique also minimizes your swimming effort, help to get more propulsion and prevents damage into the cave.
Propulsion and team awareness are the remaining points.
Know how to use the regulator and the mask properly. System to operate in case of emergencies within the water, the correct communication in groups and of course, the correct handling of the air for breathing, are another of the main items that will be taken.
But if what you’re looking for is a much higher challenge than this, you can try Advanced Open Water Diver Course. In 2 days, you will learn about deep and navigation diving and choose 3 electives. If you want to do this, we will waive the refresher course fee.
So you should not think about it anymore, refresh your knowledge of diving and return again to be an expert under the sea.