Friday, 11 April 2014

5 Tips To Sharpen your Scuba Skills in Belize

Diving in Belize is like no other! Belize is considered a diving mecca, as it offers a variety of dive sites including wall dives, reef dives, cave dives, drift dives, and coral-garden diving, to name a few. Dive within the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest Barrier Reef glistened with a variety of natural corals and populated with marine habitats. If diving is your passion, diving in Belize must be on the top of your bucket-list. Sharpen your scuba skills in Belize and enjoy learning new ones as you witness amazing sea life and a chance to explore mid-ocean atolls. The following are 5 of our very own diving tips:

 Tip 1: Know your Weight Settings

Having a constant add and vent air on your BCD is a sign of being overweighed. Making it difficult to become streamlined. Knowing what is your adequate weight to dive makes you more or less streamlined.

Tip 2:  Distributing Weights

When distributing weights, place an equal amount on both sides of a weighted-integrated BCD or weight belt. Sure you may say….’well weight is relevant and constant’, but underwater it is of much importance. Think about the way a boat glides through the water. Many times a captain may say…can I get two people on the left or right side? Ever wondered why?  He is trying to balance the boat, not only for a smoother ride, but to ensure that the boat is streamlined and can glide through the water with as less resistance as possible. The same happens when you scuba dive.

Tip 3 Proper Trim

A streamlined diver is horizontal in the water. This is an entry-level scuba diver skill but like many others it is one that you continue to practice and perfect beyond your certification.

Tip 4-Streamlined Importance

Divers who swim with a diagonal orientation push a wave of water in front, resulting in the use of more air and you as the diver to become tired. This can be compare to vehicles being tested in an air vent. The more push upwards the less streamlined you become resulting in more resistance and usage of air.  

TIP 5 Secure all your Gear

Be sure to secure all accessory gear close to your body. Again, this reduces drag and resistance, making your dive a more pleasant and enjoyable one.

If you are planning on visiting Belize, be sure to dive with Splash Dive Center in Placencia, Belize for an ultimate diving experience. Our certified guides will provide you with tips before, during, and after your dives, so as to enhance your diving skills.

Splash Dive Center is a PADI Resort Facility and an Instructor Development Center. To learn more about diving in Belize contact me at