Scuba diving used to be predominantly done by men, but now more girls are following their adventurous calls and try exploring the underwater. Males account for roughly 70% of all PADI certification holders. This is precisely why we need more females in this sport. Don’t let someone tell you that it’s too difficult or that it’s more of a manly sport. Scuba diving is unquestionably not a difficult sport, but it also have a lot of fun! If you’re new to scuba diving, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to navigate around underwater. And once you’ve seen the aquatic flora and fauna, you’ll never want to leave. Don’t get too intimidated. This is some useful tips for girls who start their paths as scuba diving beginners.
Scuba Diving for Beginners – Getting Certified
Getting certified as a diver, on the other hand, is both harder and easier than it seems. The most-recognised scuba diving certification in the world is PADI Open Water, and more than 900,000 new divers get certified each year. Once you become certified, you will be able to explore the underwater to the fullest. You can book a boat dives, rent dive equipment, and dive on your own with a buddy. Without certification, you will always need to be accompanied by a PADI professional and cannot dive in most sites. So, definitely do your certification if you want to start being scuba diving beginners.
How’s The Certification Look Like
The entire course for scuba diving for beginners certification will take anywhere from 4 to 7 days, depending on how rigorous you want it to be. The exam consists of both a practical and theoretical component. Padi Open Water Certification consists of five skill practice sessions in enclosed water (or a pool), four open water dives, and theory. We highly advise you to begin learning through an eLearning platform prior to your diving trip so that you can focus solely on the practical aspects of your certifications.
Being Scuba Diving Beginners for Girls:
It’s not easy being a woman. Especially in an industry that has been dominated by men until recently. Here’s some scuba knowledge to pass on to you!
Dealing with Your Hair
Many of you who have long, luscious locks have undoubtedly had the dreadful experience of having your hair caught in your mask strap. It clings to your wetsuit’s velcro and even gets caught in the tank valve! Each is, without a doubt, an unpleasant experience. The most advantageous position is to tie it together! Either at the very top of your head or at the very bottom of your scull. This way, you can quickly remove and replace your mask strap without it getting in the way. A braid or a tight bun would do the trick.
Dealing with Your Period
The most common questions among girls in scuba diving beginners groups are “Can I still dive if I’m on my period?” you may wonder. “Am I in danger of being attacked by a shark?”
The short answer is no, you are not in danger of being attacked by a shark. But, more importantly, how do you cope with it and stay relaxed on the boat?
A menstrual cup is an excellent choice for scuba diving women (and possibly non-scuba women). It is the most “spill-free” way of stemming your flow, not just because it reduces the emissions on the planet. I’ve been using one for 5 years and swear by it. They range in price from $30 to $60 depending on the brand, and they last a long time. They’re easy to clean and so soft that you hardly notice they’re made of silicon. They’re easy to clean and so soft that you hardly notice they’re made of silicon. Using one has a small learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, it’s fantastic. Plus, you shouldn’t have to refresh it more than once a day. You will unwind before you get off the boat and into the privacy of your own bathroom.
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Caring for Your Skin and Nails
When you have progressed from beginner to becoming a regular diver, you’ll note the wear and tear on your body easily. Perfect nails become a thing of the past, and the sun and salt wreak havoc on your skin. My nails break often, and my skin becomes brittle as a result of constant sunburn. Coconut oil is excellent for all of these issues, particularly dry skin and nails. Simply rub it in before and after diving to see the results. New aloe vera is the perfect remedy for sunburn.