diving phuket

Do you like to inject more fun and adventure into your holiday? Do you like to break away from your usual weekend pleasures of dining out and going out to pubs? Then why not pick up diving as a hobby? Imagine how awesome it would be to see ocean life up close, discover new marine wonders, while getting some exercise. If you’re interested to go on an undersea adventure, make sure to have the following necessities first:

1. Physical Training

Condition your body for whatever circumstances you may face while in the waters. Remember, you may be diving in the open seas, water forms under caves or in freshwater diving sites. Discovering those natural wonders requires you to swim long distances and dive deep depths so you have to develop a strong physique. You may need to have a consistent workout routine to boost your endurance. Eat healthily and have enough sleep. You might also like to take in food supplements such as protein powder and vitamins to build and strengthen your muscles. Doing the following cross-training exercise can also help:

  • jogging to improve cardiovascular functions, as well as to strengthen your feet and leg muscles
  • ballet or yoga to boost your flexibility and core control

2. Social Support

Surround yourself with like-minded people. Join a diver’s club. Remember, the best reward that you can get from joining clubs is having the opportunity to visit dive sites with a group. More importantly, you will learn the basics and safety protocols of diving. If you happen to be here in Thailand, you can join the Phuket Scuba Club to visit the underwater marvels of this country, especially in Racha Yai, Koh Doc Mai, Anemone Reef, Sharkpoint and Racha Noi.

3. Gear and Equipment

Equipping yourself with the right equipment and gear is a must so you can enjoy the underwater world with safety. Know the tools you need for a safe dive before going on your first underwater adventure. Amongst the essentials you should have are the following:

  • Snorkel
  • Dive mask
  • Depth Gauge/SPG
  • Power Inflator/BC
  • Dive Computer
  • Octopus/Regulator
  • Wetsuit
  • Scuba Fins
  • Accessories (e.g. dive knife, dive case, dive lights)

Afterthoughts

Remember, picking up diving as a hobby will allow you to witness life in the depths of the seas—with vibrant coloured fish, anemones and coral reefs. So if you’re now ready for a deep-sea swim, stock up on that healthy food and protein powder, get in shape, sign up for training, get the right gear and get ready to discover one of the best hobbies!

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