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Zyxistal
09-12-2007, 20:22
If you could give one (or many) piece of advice to new divers what would it be?

Disneymom
09-12-2007, 20:32
Practice and dive as often as you can.
Relax and have fun!!!

(from one newbie to another)

ScubaToys Larry
09-12-2007, 20:37
877 728-2243 :smilie39:

Disneymom
09-12-2007, 20:40
877 728-2243 :smilie39:

:smilie39::smilie39::smilie39:

(good advice, though...)

finflippers
09-12-2007, 20:43
Take your time and dive within your training and comfort zone. Any place that you could dive today will most likely be there when you have the training and experience to do so safely.

dmdoss
09-12-2007, 21:06
Oh man I can't believe I've got to answer this again!

DON'T DIVE WITH THIS GUY!!!!!!
IF YOU SEE HIM SWIM OTHER WAY!!!!!
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Charlotte Smith
09-12-2007, 21:08
Practice...Practice....Practice....

greyzen
09-12-2007, 23:17
Listen and don't let pride stand in the way. Admitting you are ignorant is one of the secrets to wisdom...

ScubaToys Larry
09-12-2007, 23:20
Listen and don't let pride stand in the way. Admitting you are ignorant is one of the secrets to wisdom...

Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes.

"Those with knowledge speak. Those with wisdom listen."

Charlotte Smith
09-12-2007, 23:39
Listen and don't let pride stand in the way. Admitting you are ignorant is one of the secrets to wisdom...

Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes.

"Those with knowledge speak. Those with wisdom listen."

AMEN!!!

bversteegh
09-12-2007, 23:40
Relax and go slow.

Clear your ears early and often.

Work on bouyancy control - give short bursts of air to your bc, and wait a few seconds before adding more. You should be able to hover at any depth - make minor changes to your bouyancy by how much air is in your lungs - don't be constantly adding/subtracting air from your bc.

Get a mask that fits and doesn't leak. Leaky masks are annoying, and use lots of air if you are constantly clearing.

Phestr
09-13-2007, 07:09
Relax and go slow.

Best advice in the world. Anxiety will bite you in the butt, and taking it slow will mitigate some of that.

Stingray Brett
09-13-2007, 07:20
Just take it easy

Keep Breathing!!!!

deepdiver47
09-13-2007, 07:48
learn, learn, learn...the more you learn about diving, yourself, other divers and conditions the better off you will be.

Tableleg
09-13-2007, 10:58
There is no better teacher than experience.

hoop
09-13-2007, 11:43
Take time to relax and enjoy your diving.... No one gets a trophy for most dives or deepest or most ratings, etc...

Have fun!

Vegas
09-13-2007, 13:50
I would pass on some things I was told at the beginning.....

If it's not as easy as it looks at first, that's normal.
If you don't master everything immediately, keep practicing.

it will be worth it....

coralcrazed
09-13-2007, 14:37
If you could give one (or many) piece of advice to new divers what would it be?

the best one is dive within your limits. be conservative and don't follo the heard. I was diving on vacation where the DM took the OW divers under a swim though (a cave open on both sides). narrow too! I made a descition not to go into the cave and swam arount it. However, I was hoping that my buddy would follow me. Nope. a vacation buddy is just that. hes on vacation. be safe.

Harshal
09-13-2007, 14:49
Oh man I can't believe I've got to answer this again!

DON'T DIVE WITH THIS GUY!!!!!!
IF YOU SEE HIM SWIM OTHER WAY!!!!!

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His mask is on forehead.............:smilie39:

Ajuva
09-13-2007, 15:53
Ask,

Once you have you C Card doesn't mean you can no longer get help.

The guys around you on the next dive trip were or are where you are now.

Most of them will be more than happy to help you with advice, help or just a hand into or out of a wetsuit.

If not S$%w them and enjoy anyway.

ScubaJenn81
09-13-2007, 16:20
Enjoy every dive, even if it does not go as planned. It is almost always better to try, then sit on your butt and watch.

ertechsg
09-13-2007, 17:41
DON'T POKE THE SHARKS:smiley36:

DZorn00
09-13-2007, 17:51
Don't poke the Sharks!!!! seems to the best advice to me!! I am new myself and got a little excited on my first closed dive and can't believe how hard it is to remember to breathe..