What weather is best for diving?
Under most circumstances, diving at high tide yields the best visibility because it brings with it clear, offshore water. If you think current may be a factor in your dive plan, the ideal time to enter the water is around what’s termed a slack tide.
Does wind affect scuba diving?
Too much wind can inhibit getting to and from the dive site. It’s all very well that the dive site is sheltered from strong winds, but if you can’t get to the dive site, this is a problem. But also after a dive you need to be able to get back to port. Safe diving is all about planning the dive and diving the plan.
What is the most common injury in scuba diving?
The most common injury in divers is ear barotrauma (Box 3-03). On descent, failure to equalize pressure changes within the middle ear space creates a pressure gradient across the eardrum.
What wind direction is best for diving?
This dive site faces towards the south, and ideally, we want the wind to be blowing in the opposite direction to the way the dive site faces, as this will give us offshore winds. A north wind would be ideal as it will be offshore at this site and should produce calm conditions.
Can you dive in bad weather?
It is quite obvious: avoid diving or being in the water during a storm. It’s hard not to be the tallest object around if you’re in the water. If you surface in the middle of a storm, it might be reasonable to consider continuing to dive between 6 and 9m.
Does wind affect snorkeling?
Wind can be a tricky element as it not only affects your snorkel tour, but also the means to get to your snorkel location. If you are on a boat charter, heavy winds can make the boat ride bumpy and wet, blowing the ocean spray onto the deck of the vessel.
Can I scuba dive if I have anxiety?
Whether it’s nervousness whilst completing your mask skills in your Open Water Course, anxiety when diving in a strong current for the first time, or a little discomfort when diving in lower visibility than you’re used to, it’s all perfectly okay – these are valid emotions to experience.
Is scuba diving bad for your lungs?
Can I be seriously hurt while scuba diving? Yes. The most dangerous medical problems are barotrauma to the lungs and decompression sickness, also called “the bends.” Barotrauma occurs when you are rising to the surface of the water (ascent) and gas inside the lungs expands, hurting surrounding body tissues.
Is it better to scuba dive in the morning or afternoon?
If you have to choose- go in the morning. Visibility is generally better, the sun is higher in the sky and in some places, like Florida, you are not running into almost daily afternoon showers. Also, the dive site has not already been visited by a lot of earlier boats.