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Tips for Scuba Diving on the Great Barrier Reef

By James Dixon | 20th May 2015

Australia is one of the best – if not the best –location in the world for scuba diving enthusiasts. One of the most stunning location that lies within Aussie waters is of course the Great Barrier Reef. This magical, natural aquatic wonderland is home to an orchestra of sea-life, combined with spectacular coral constructions and crystal clear waters. And of course, the most immersive way to experience this underwater paradise is from below the surface. If this is your first experience in delving in the great abyss of the ocean, the right equipment and guidance is highly important. There are a number of things that you can do to make your experience more comfortable, and in turn, give you a better explorative adventure.


Scuba diving Tips

Make sure you choose a great location. There are many to choose from, so explore the site – Google Maps and travel sites like Cairns Tours are perfect for this.

Remember there is no rush, read some testimonials, ask around – social media is a great place to get locational advice and you may even find some hidden gems!

Listen to the instructors when they’re giving you instructions. This may seem like common knowledge; however, this doesn’t always occur. The guidance given to you by the licenced instructors may at sometimes seem repetitive, but this is because they care for the safety and wellbeing of their patrons and have your best interests at heart.

The size of the group can be important. This may seem like picking at straws, but the size of your group can be very important. Too many and you may not receive the guidance you need – around six to eight is a perfect number.

If you usually get seasick or think you may, plan ahead and pick up some medication. It’s not hard to get and it may change your day altogether.

Relax, observe and remember diving is not a race. Make sure you feel the moment. Take your adventure slowly; this will not only help you conserve air, but it will also allow you to absorb more of the aquatic wonderland you’re in.

If you plan on buying your own equipment, make sure you don’t cut costs. This will become very apparent once you are underwater, as not only will good equipment feel more comfortable, it will also be less likely to allow water seepage. A good tip – once you’ve brought a new mask, rub the lens with toothpaste or shaving cream, as this will stop fog build-up.

We hope this little tidbit of information helps you with your plans. Nothing is like the real thing, so get yourself in the water and experience what we are talking about!