Wondering what to an expert when going on a boat dive? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re looking for proper etiquette for a Red Sea scuba diving trip or haven’t been on a boat dive trip before, continue reading for some helpful guidelines.
Time your gear assembly
Usually, you won’t see everyone in full gear right from the get-go, especially in smaller boats with limited space.
If the crew doesn’t specify anything explicitly, assemble your scuba unit in advance so that it’s ready. Put on your suit before you get to the dive site. If it’s really hot, you can put it on right before you reach the dive site. The crew will let you know.
Your dive guide will let you know when you’re about to get in the water. Once in, follow the lead of your guide and enjoy!
Don’t get in the way of the crew
Getting in the way of the crew is a big no, especially when the boat is mooring up at the dive site or entering/leaving a harbor.
During the time, the crew is busy, and you’d normally see them moving around the boat. So, keep to your designated area during this time. Or perhaps, make yourself comfortable in any lounging area.
If possible, try lending a hand if they ask. However, let the crew run the show because they know what they’re doing. Plus, you’re there for fun, and they’re there to work—there’s a difference.
Keep your dive gear in a single place
Don’t let your stuff be all over the place. Boats are small—even the bigger ones. And when it comes to the number of people they cater to, their space is usually limited.
Upon entering the dive boat, chances are, you’ll be assigned a particular spot that nobody else can take. Be there, and ensure you don’t keep your gear in someone else’s area. Keep everything organized.
This will prevent stuff from mixing up—nobody would grab the wrong gear. If, however, no space is assigned to you, ask the crew where they’d like you to be.
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