There is a different charm descending in the water. You will see a different world in the morning and at night – that makes a marvelous sight. If in this case you decide to try night diving for the first time, there are things that you have to remember. Just know that no matter how skilled or well-informed you are there is always something lurking in the dark so it is important that you know what you are facing.
Here are some tips that you have to remember:
• Pick a familiar site: Night diving will be challenging especially if you are not familiar with the site. Navigating through it can be overwhelming and you might encounter unexpected things. To keep you safe, make sure that the site is familiar to you. Make sure that you have died in that site during the day so you will know your way around.
• Prepare early: If this is your first night dive, you have to be early. You do not want for other divers to wait for you. Also, if you are early, you have plenty of times to check your gear and other important things. Do not come in late and rush everything because it might cost you your life in the long run.
• Carry a back-up light: Divers are trained to carry a primary light source and their back-up light. Do not forget about your back-light and depend on your primary light source because things happen and you do not want to get stuck in the darkness of the sea. If your primary light fails, you have to be calm. If it is full moon, you can even turn off the light and be amazed by natural lighting.
• Do not rush: As much as you want to go deeper and you are excited, it is advisable to slow down. Rushing won’t help you. If you go slowly, you can still see creatures.
• Maintain close buddy contact: If it is your first time, even though you are familiar with the spot, it is important that you remain guided. Always be in close contact with your buddy but not to the point of destroying his/her experience. Make sure that you give your buddy little space.
• Do not touch anything: Touching something of beauty can be difficult but there is a reason why they are in deep waters. They should not be touched no matter what happens. Touching them will mean disturbing their life.
Many Singaporeans are fans of adventure sport today and diving should be pitched in. Witnessing the habitat of sea-creatures at night is a privilege.