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Learn the basics about ocean diving.

Ocean diving, like any other sport, has some tricks and basics which those who intend to try it for the first time should learn in order to practice it safely and enjoy it as much as possible. We will provide you with some of the most important tips about this sport through the next few lines, although we also recommend all those who will actually practice this sport to consult a professional trainer first.

First of all, you should always secure the gear you are carrying with you and fasten it as tight as possible. Secondly, once you are into the ocean and wish to go close to something which looks interesting, you should approach it with your head slightly down and making sure that your fins don't touch the bottom.

It is also important that you wear the proper clothing and not more than necessary. You should wear the necessary clothes in order to maintain your body temperature but you shouldn't wear clothes such as gloves or other accessories unless they are really necessary since they would make you loose some mobility and you could damage some ocean fauna and flora because of it.

You should always respect the ocean world and life which you are visiting and try to avoid disturbing it. This is important not only because they deserve your respect and to maintain their world undisturbed but also because this would allow you to approach them closer as well. If you move slowly and respectfully, they will allow you going much closer to them than if your movements are rough.

The dive shop you choose is also very important since your safety might depend on it. Dive operators who are not conscientious about the environment would not only damage it but also they might be unconscientiously with your safety as well. As a last tip, it is very important that you learn the proper buoyancy techniques and skills before you dive into the ocean. You should be able to control your movements and speed in order to avoid any accidents from happening.

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