Tom’s Tips About Going Down

1. Explore what’s good for you under water. Your physical shape and health will play a big role in this, as well as your experience level.

2. Go to well qualified professionals who give lessons, no matter what you plan to do. Learn carefully.

3. As those teachers will probably tell you, even after you learn all there is in the books, you still have to become accustomed to being under water and comfortable with the situation so that you don’t panic or lose your cool. You need to do this in a pool or some other safe environment, where there is instant help should things go wrong—not in deep ocean under a dive boat. You may want to do this later, but only after you’re ready. When the horrible cry “Diver Lost” goes out on the VHF, you don’t want it to be you. Or anybody else.

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