Jumping into a pool and taking that dip feels like the water is part of us, supporting us and relaxing the whole body. Even better, when we can experience this in a lake full of fish and with a wonderful fauna.
Of course, in these cases, just like in the open sea, some kind of equipment is required, especially if you want to stay under water for several minutes. But if you are not used to diving, this prospect can be a bit daunting, isn’t it?
Therefore, we have separated three tips on how to dive so that you can have fun without any fear during your next trip. Plus, if you stick with us, you’ll also get that special tip on a diving destination. Check it out!
Know the place where you will dive
The first thing to do before you plan to dive is to know very well the place where you intend to dive. Especially if you are going to be scuba diving, be it from a trampoline, a rock, or the edge of a pool.
Check the depth of the place, if it is safe to dive without breathing equipment, if it is possible to jump, or if you must enter slowly and then sink.
Do a reconnaissance of the surrounding area, in the case of swimming pools, make sure you are not in danger of slipping over the edge, and if you are at a waterfall, stand in a spot where you can steady your feet.
Practice some diving techniques
Just as there are techniques to make swimming easier, there are also those that will make diving more practical and fun.
When entering a pool or lake, spread your feet apart so that they are in line with your shoulders, link your arms above your head, and rest your chin on your chest. Then jump into the pool and bend your arms to “cut the water” and bring you to the bottom.
Another way to dive, ideal if you have a diving kit, is to jump standing up. In this case, you will let your body weigh you down to get to the bottom of the pool or lake. Since you won’t have to concentrate on your breathing, it will be easier to stay at the bottom of the pool.
Use the right equipment
A perfect piece of diving equipment for shallow pools or lakes is the snorkel. Shaped like the letter J, it allows you to spend much more time underwater, as there is no need to return to the surface for air.
It is even better when combined with a diving mask. This way, in addition to breathing, you will be able to see much more clearly underwater.
You can add other equipment such as ear plugs, shoes or fins, and a diving suit that will protect your body from the impact with the water.