Diverse marine life, the sensation you’re floating in space, and the sheer thrill of seeing what’s underwater—you can look forward to all that when you go on your first dive. Before you do, you’ll need to pick a guide to make sure the session goes off without a hitch. Here are helpful recommendations for you.
Prep in Advance
Safety is always important, so check the gear. If the dive company supplied the gear, your guide should check them to make sure everything’s working as it should.
Do Your Homework
Pick a reliable scuba diving company in Oahu. Do they have experienced dive guides? Are their guides certified? What do the reviews say about them? When you talked to them, did they answer your questions confidently? Are they trustworthy?
Maintain Good Communication
Choose a dive guide that you can talk to. If the guide talks over you and is too chatty only to brush aside your concerns, that’s not a good sign. You’re better off with a different dive company.
Don’t Be Messy
First-time divers can be all over the place. Try not to be like that. Be mindful of yourself. Don’t leave dangling hoses where they can trip your fellow divers on the boat. Take care of the equipment assigned to you. And don’t lose any of it. Always tidily set aside the gear and equipment.
Follow the Leader
Always follow the guide leader. Going ahead or falling too far behind can spell danger for you. If something happens, your dive guide is there to take care of you, so make that job easier by not wandering off on your own. Enjoy the dive from the safety of the group.
Respect Marine Life
Don’t leave trash underwater. Don’t destroy anything. Enjoy looking around, taking photos, and marveling at the beauty of nature. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced scuba diver, the team at Manini Dive Company is ready to help you enjoy your next dive in Oahu.