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Mljet Diving Tour

Mljet Diving Tour Packages
Country: Croatia
City: Mljet
Duration: 4 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Scuba Diving

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Welcome to the island of Mljet, the most beautiful and most forested island in the Adriatic and one of the most beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean. The developed relief of the underwater world that is around 50 metres deep in the north reaches to around 250 m near Palagruža, and not far from Jabuka it reaches depths of around 1300 m.

Experienced divers in search of attractions like attractive endemic flora and fauna species of the Adriatic or sunken Roman galleons and naval ships can go on organized tours. Beginners are offered the possibility to go on a variety of professional courses and diving schools.

Price includes: Professional guide and equipment

LEARN HOW TO DIVE SAFELY BEFORE GO TO SCUBA DIVING:

Scuba diving is one of the most amazing activities on the planet! Diving takes you to an underwater world seeing places and animals that you could only have dreamed about in your imagination. All scuba divers especially those that are new to the diving world need a refresher from time to time. The majority of divers might only dive a few times a year when on vacation so it is easy to forget some simple and vital info.

TIPS BEFORE DIVE:

Make Sure You Are Certified to Dive - Some dive operators require you to have proof of dive certification and/or specialty competency depending on the type of dive. Always gain your dive certification from a licensed dive operator before you travel or before you start diving on your trip.

Make Sure You're Fit to Dive - If you've never been diving before, you should have a medical examination in your home country to ensure you're fit to dive. If you're generally fit and healthy, there should be no problem. You will be required to sign a medical statement before learning to dive.

Dive With a Certified Diving School - Research online for recommended dive schools in the area you're traveling to. It's important to know they are well-established and have well-maintained scuba equipment and boats, along with the experienced staff. If English is not your first language, check if they have instructors that can speak your language fluently.

Listen to Your Instructor or Dive Guide - Once you're on the dive boat, it's important to listen to your instructor or guide, no matter how experienced you are. "Plan Your Dive, Dive Your Plan" is the number one rule of dive preparation – you need to follow your instructor's brief on where you're going, the route you will follow, and what you need to watch out for.

Double Check All Your Scuba Gear - En route to the dive site, you will need to set up all your scuba gear. Take your time and double-check everything is working. If you are not sure about anything, don't be embarrassed – ask your guide or instructor.

Make Sure You Do Your Buddy Check - Introduce yourself to your buddy beforehand as well, so you can get to know each other a little. It's better for you both safety wise and it can also be the start of a great friendship. Doing the buddy check of each other's scuba gear is extremely important before you get in the water to make sure neither of you has missed anything.

TIPS DURING DIVE:

Never Hold Your Breath – Breathe Normally - Scuba is a strange and exhilarating experience because you're doing something technically impossible – breathing underwater. It is important to NEVER hold your breath – breathe normally on scuba at all times. Holding your breath can cause an air embolism (where an air bubble enters the bloodstream), which is a serious and potentially fatal injury.

Equalize Frequently as You Descend - Just like on a plane, the change of pressure as you descend to depth while scuba diving means you need to equalize your ears. This needs to be done frequently and before feeling any pain to avoid injury to your inner ear.

Stay Aware of Where Your Guide and Buddy Are - Don't be tempted to swim off on your own when you spot something interesting – point it out to your guide and dive buddy and head towards it together. Staying with your buddy and guide is important for safety and also your orientation. If you do lose each other underwater, look around for one minute, and if you still can't see them, slowly ascend to the surface where they should have done the same.

Keep an Eye on Your Air Gauge - You can only stay down as long as you have air in your tank, and you need to be aware of when your tank is half full and quarter full so you can plan your return to the surface accordingly. Your guide will ask you how much air you have left periodically, but you are ultimately responsible for your own air consumption.

Don't Touch Anything - You should avoid touching anything (besides the aforementioned rock) as good practice to protect the coral reefs – but also to protect yourself. Many corals are sharp, many marine plants poisonous and many marine creatures will bite if they feel threatened. Keeping your hands to yourself ensures you and they stay safe and unharmed. It's also important to perfect your buoyancy so you can hover without effort over the reefs and therefore won't feel the need to touch anything.

Don't Over Exert Yourself - Diving is often called an adrenaline sport, but you should actually be super relaxed when underwater. The is no gain to swimming fast over reefs – the slower you go, the more you'll see. Avoid moving at a pace that makes you out of breath. If you do feel tired, signal your buddy and find a coral-free rock on which you can hang to have a rest.

TIPS AFTER DIVE:

Stow All Your Gear Away on the Boat - Don't leave your scuba gear dumped in a heap on the deck of the boat when you get back from your dive – it's not good for the gear and it's dangerous for you and others who might trip over it. Scuba gear is heavy and potentially dangerous if not handled and stored correctly.

Don't Fly Until at Least 24 Hours After a Dive - Due to the excess nitrogen in your system, it's important not to fly until at least 24 hours after your last dive. (Some agencies specify 18 hours, but 24 remains the norm). Flying in a pressurized environment can cause decompression sickness if time is not allowed beforehand for the nitrogen to dissipate.

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