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Scuba Diving at Night - How to Stay Safe

This cool hobby called scuba diving is widely spreading its popularity in every part of the world. More and more people get interested with it each day. Well, I cannot blame these people because this cool hobby is simply truly amazing! But wait, accidents can be anywhere these days. As much as this hobby can give you so much fun, on the other hand it can and may also be the ultimate source of pain and scars in your body.

 Normally most of the people do scuba diving in broad daylight. Perhaps the reason behind this is because they thought that the beauty of the underwater is clearly seen during the day. Well, this is also true but do try to do scuba diving at night and you will definitely see the difference. You might say that the beauty of underwater is breathtaking at day, wait till you try to do it during the night.

It is more breathtaking than you can imagine! The marine organisms during the night are more interesting and at the same time more colorful.

 Scuba diving at night can turn out to a disaster instead of fun when you will not be careful. You can be separated from your group or you can lose the source of light or who knows what else! Now, I am sure you do not want these things to happen to you as they are freaking scary, so you have to take note of these simple yet relevant tips below to stay safe during a scuba diving at night.

First is the familiarity of the dive spot. Diving at night is so much different from diving during broad daylight, so avoid diving in a place which you are not familiar with. It is just like taking a road which you had never passed before. What is the tendency of passing in an unfamiliar road? Answer is - you will get lost.

Second is to choose who your companion will be. It is much easier and fun to dive with a trusted friend or at least with someone who fully knows the area. In this manner, in case of an unexpected accident you will be sure that your friend will not leave you or if you are with that someone who knows the area well, you are assured that you can get on the dry surface.

Third is to equip your self with the right amount of light devices. Do not forget to always bring extras. To be sure bring at least 2 to 3 extra light devices. It may be a backup light or a chemical light, or much better a combination of both.

Fourth is to equip your self with enough knowledge on light signals. Obviously you cannot talk with your mouth during a night scuba diving. That is absolutely impossible, unless you want to drown yourself by removing your breathing device. Therefore, learning at least the basic light signals is simply a must. It will be a great help in communicating with your companion.

Have a good night scuba diving!