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scubacat80
03-03-2008, 22:06
I have done 32 of my 35 dives in fresh water, and I am planning to do my first salt water dives in a few years.

Any special considerations that I should look at when diving in the salt?

Thanks all! :smiley20:

rye_a
03-03-2008, 22:08
Just keep in mind that your buoyancy will differ and you need to rinse your equipment better post dive.

dallasdivergirl
03-03-2008, 23:08
check your weights before your dives & enjoy!

Drink plenty of freah water to keep hydrated, wash your hair & skin and moisturize.

emcbride81
03-04-2008, 07:49
Post dive cleaning of your gear...and I don't know if you do this or not, but if you are used to curing dry mouth while diving by swishing lake water and spitting it out...drop that habit in the ocean! :)

rye_a
03-04-2008, 09:40
Post dive cleaning of your gear...and I don't know if you do this or not, but if you are used to curing dry mouth while diving by swishing lake water and spitting it out...drop that habit in the ocean! :)

I don't know...It might be salty, but there is less chance of getting giardia.

scubacat80
03-04-2008, 21:51
Thanks for the advice! I will remember not to swish!

lisa_sk8
03-04-2008, 22:27
The only thing I remember about SW diving is my desperate need for Chapstick afterwards... Haha! Enjoy.

fisheater
03-04-2008, 22:34
My advice is make sure that you have an experienced and possibly professional guide when you first dive in the ocean. Things are different and it's best to have guidance.

emcbride81
03-05-2008, 00:00
Post dive cleaning of your gear...and I don't know if you do this or not, but if you are used to curing dry mouth while diving by swishing lake water and spitting it out...drop that habit in the ocean! :)

I don't know...It might be salty, but there is less chance of getting giardia.

Dont you have to snort it up into your nostrils to get it?

ScubaJW
03-05-2008, 13:38
Simple, add more lead weights on you and rinse all your gears thoroughly. And of course, HAVE FUN!

Where will you be diving in salt water?

CaptainRon
03-05-2008, 15:04
Post dive cleaning of your gear...and I don't know if you do this or not, but if you are used to curing dry mouth while diving by swishing lake water and spitting it out...drop that habit in the ocean! :)

I still do that in saltwater. Doesn't take as much water though.

SkuaSeptember
03-05-2008, 15:07
Also, water in your eyes tends to sting a bit.

newways
03-05-2008, 17:45
A bit more weight, that's it. nothing special besides super clear water(under most conditions) and different creatures. ENJOY!!!