Dive Tips

Scuba Dive Training worldwide with Pete Bucknell

1/ Training

COURSES: These 3 are a must:

  • Open Water (18 Meters / 60 feet depth limit ) - the basics
  • Advanced Open Water (30 Meters / 140 feet depth limit )
  • Nitrox 'enriched air diving', extends your bottom time by reducing nitrogen

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E-LEARNING
e-learning can be a fabulous way to digest new information at your own pace without social pressure.
You can repeat areas that you find confusing and write down questions that you feel you need to ask.
My advice is to take notes while you do the e-learning, so you have a permanent reference for later.
GO TO A GOOD TEACHER
  • Your life depends on the training you receive.
  • There are good and bad teachers in any field.
In some countries, they may ‘push you through’ too quickly, with little concern for your long term dive safety.

A safer solution can be to do the academic work with an instructor in your home Country, then go on a trip with the instructor to finish the Open Water portion at a nice warm destination!
ASK QUESTIONS OF YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
  • What basic equipment should I buy?
  • Can you explain that in greater detail?
  • What happens if...?