Landlocked? What to do when you can’t dive
Whether due to injury, money, time, illness, or off-season, there’ll likely be some months you’re landlocked. This year, 2020, has been unprecedented with the growing lock down of people around the world due to the spread of COVID-19.
However, your passion for scuba doesn’t need to be sidelined during this time. Indeed, you can make good use of the time to brush up on old skills and also learn something new. Here are 7 ideas on what to do when you can’t dive.
1. Grow your tech skills
Download a dive log app and migrate your dive records to digital format. Master all the minute details of your dive computer. If you don’t own one or need an upgrade, check out last variety of dive computers here below or Visit our Dive Shop.
2. Plan Your future trips and save cash
While in the current world crisis it may be a little hard to plan ahead with too much certainty, now is a great time to look at dive holiday opportunities for later in the year. Wherever if in the you wish to dive next, we have got you covered. Click here to check out Scuba Diver Heaven.
3. Join fellow divers on social media
Connect with your fellow divers by chatting about scuba, the ocean and dream vacations online. There’s a group and a platform just right for you no matter what aspect of diving piques your interest. As a start, please follow us on our Facebook, and Instagram.
4. Post your previous scuba trip photos
Relive some great memories by finally organising photos from your last diving holiday. Post your best dive photos on social media or specialised photography sites.
5. Take a photography class
You may have already done the PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty Course. However now is the time to truly master your camera while on land, learning all of its features, basic/advanced elements of photography and tips on how to make your photos truly stand out.
6. Practice in a pool
Spend some time in a local pool to work and fine-tune your buoyancy and all the skills you learned during your Open Water certification and haven’t reviewed since. If you’re already experienced, go for something a bit more challenging such as advanced finning techniques. If nothing at all, it will be great just to be in the water.
7. Maintain and streamline your gear
Go through all of your equipment and be sure to have your bcd and regulator serviced. Be sure to get the rest of your diving gear into great repair and streamline everything you own by readying yourself for the next trip. If you are missing anything or need some new diving equipment, immediately check out some Great Options Here.