The wreck diving trip you have been itching to have is finally within reach. You have saved enough bucks and you are ready to file a leave from work. The only thing that is missing is a solid plan to your perfect getaway—so here are few things you need to remember before you take the plunge to your first wreck diving trip.
Learn about local rules
Keep in mind local regulations. Are there any government rules in the area that will limit your dive? Knowing these things will rid you off possible delays and hazards while diving the wreck site. Also, learning about the local laws will let you know how to preserve the site. Remember, that submerged vessel you are about to dive is part of the local economy and resources. A responsible diver will never tamper what the local treats as treasure.
Familiarize yourself with the wreck
Enlighten yourself and your dive buddies with facts about the wreck. Educating yourself and the group makes diving the site more interesting and exciting. When and why did the vessel sank? What are the creatures you can find around the wreck? Are there ghost-sightings? What is the shallowest part of the submerged vessel?
Wreck diving certifed
Certification is required in most wreck diving sites. Your certificate proves that you can responsibly and safely navigate around the site. It ensures your safety and the preservation of the site. If you haven’t taken a wreck ding program yet, check out SSI’s wreck diving specialty course. It will teach you several techniques you can use in diving a wreck.
Extra things to bring
Avoid jellyfish stings by using a jellyfish sunscreen cream. For possible sharp objects, wear a thicker wetsuit or gloves. A reliable dive knife is also a must-have, just in case you get entangled during the dive.