What are the types of dives?
There are six “groups” into which dives are classified: Forward, Back, Inward, Reverse, Twist, and Armstand.
What happens if you don’t do a safety stop diving?
For recreational divers, if you’ve missed a safety stop for whatever reason, but you’ve been following safe diving practices, generally, nothing will happen.
At what depth do you need to decompress?
The deeper and longer your dive the more chance you need decompression stops. Shallow dives of 6-10 metres (20-30 feet) you can spend over 200 minutes without a decompression stop. Dives to over 30 metres (100 feet) limit your dive time to around 20 minutes before a decompression stop is required.
How many times can you dive in a day?
For recreational divers, a typical limit is 4-5 dives per day as long as you follow dive tables or use a computer to track. For shallower depths, you will need to refer to dive tables to be able to determine how many dives you can safely do in a day and how long those dives can last.
How deep do beginner scuba divers go?
How deep do you go? With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. Beginning scuba divers stay shallower than about 18 metres/60 feet.
How are dives named?
Dives are described by their full name (e.g. reverse 3 1/2 somersault with 1/2 twist) or by their numerical identification (e.g. 5371D), or “dive number.”
Why do divers hold their hands?
Hands clasped in front so that you can see your gauges. Besides, you can move them (not finning, but positioning them for balance) forward and backward to maintain a horizontal position in the water. Besides, its so cool to just hang there.