If you’ve ever been diving before, then you know how addictive it can be. Being able to explore underwater is like being in a whole new world – seeing creatures up close in their native environment, while enjoying the overwhelming feeling of peace that diving provides. If you’re heading away on your first diving trip, or your tenth, there are some things that you should keep in mind to ensure it’s a wonderful trip. Here are my top 3 tips for planning the perfect diving holiday:
1. Think Carefully About Where to go and When
Where you choose to diva will impact the quality of your dives substantially. You’re going to want to choose somewhere with great visibility during your trip, so that you can really enjoy seeing the marine life in crystal clear waters. You’re also going to want to find a great dive shop that offers exceptional prices, so you can go on more dives without breaking the bank. Check out Borneo Dream dive shop for some great options for diving in this beautiful part of Malaysia.
2. Make Sure You’re Fit and Healthy
While generally anyone of any fitness level can enjoy diving, being as fit as possible before a special diving trip can make a big difference to how much you can get around under water. Any improvement in your fitness will help, but be sure to choose something you enjoy so you stick at it. Maybe it’s spending the weekends doing laps at your local swimming pool, going for family walks, or even getting out on your bicycle now the weather is better. Whatever it is, incorporate a little more fitness into your life so when you’re next out diving you can see the benefits.
3. Think About Recording it
There’s nothing better than getting home from a wonderful vacation away and having plenty of amazing photos and videos to go through. If you’re a more experienced diver, then you might want to start thinking about how you can document your dives. Many dive shops have the option to rent gear, while others have a specialised photographer that can go down with you on your dives to get great shots. If you’re thinking of diving quite often, then you might want to invest in some gear for yourself, too. There are two main routes, the sporty option of something like a GoPro, and then there’s the more professional route which involves buying some underwater housing for a SLR camera. Whichever option you choose, I’m sure you’re going to have a ton of fun documenting all your under water adventures.
Right now while most traveling is on hold, planning a wonderful way to keep the travel dream alive. I hope these tips help you keep the travel dream alive!