Diving has always been a pretty challenging activity for me; it requires great physical strength to fight the water pressure that doesn’t allow you to move freely, an ability to control your breathing and to work with the breathing system, and of course, to be able to orientate yourself and not panic in case something does not go according to plan. Yup, pretty challenging.
Despite being a challenge, diving has always been among the most interesting sport activities on the list. There’s a whole other world underwater, and we only know and have seen about 5% of it. The sole fact that the deep blues are more mysterious than the entire Universe is inspiring enough to get the gear, put on the mask and dive in. But, is it that simple? Not quite.
Although it sounds pretty simple, diving is a lot of things but that. As I said, a lot of preparations need to be made upfront. For instance, I started working out and pushed myself through exhaustive training sessions for about three months before I actually felt like I was ready to dive deep underwater. Also, I took a few diving lessons to learn the basic moves and how to properly handle the equipment. No need for fear though; the entire process from the start to the actual moment of the dive is fun and beneficial for you in the long run. And as an experienced diver, I’d like to suggest a few things you should take into consideration before taking the plunge.
The Equipment is Crucial
Make it a task of yours to look for a reliable diving equipment Australia store and take a look at what they offer. Examine the various equipment pieces and if you have the chance, talk to a salesperson, or write an email to the customer service, if you’re looking for it online. Ask everything you’re curious about, that’s how you’ll learn from a secure and a reliable source. Educate yourself on the matter.
Rent or Buy?
There’s been a rather heated debate over the question whether it’s better to rent or buy your own diving equipment. If you want to do this often and make it a hobby, or an activity you’d be doing regularly to recreate, exercise or explore, it’s best that you buy your equipment. Renting would cost you a lot more due to the frequency of it, while buying it in this case would save you money. You’d come to this conclusion on your own when you search a diving equipment Australia store and a renting centre and compare the prices.
What Should you Buy Without Discussion?
The face mask is the one element that should be your own and not shared with anyone else. It goes on your face, and like it or not, you’d eventually spit in it while underwater and breathing through the regulator tube. You don’t want to share that and you most certainly don’t want to use someone else’s mask. Other pieces like the diving suit, the fins and the regulator can be rented if you don’t plan on diving that often.