When it comes to scuba diving, the one important rule for every beginner is to FOLLOW EVERYTHING THE INSTRUCTOR SAYS! You would be surprised at how many people don’t actually follow this simple rule. Right now, you are a beginner, if you want to learn you better keep what your read in wikihow as questions during the theoretical discussions. The time will come when you can do all of those on your own, when you have already learned all of the basics of how not to die while underwater.
During the equipment check, anything and I mean ANYTHING that seems off; report it immediately to the instructor. You might seem a bit overly cautious to others, but when you do something like scuba diving, safety comes first. Because if your equipment malfunctions, as a beginner you will panic, and as we all know about survival situations, panicking will make things worse.
I could tell you everything about scuba safety and things you should know, but this helpful infographic will explain things better.
So when it comes to scuba diving, let’s review what you should do:
- Follow your instructor
- Report anything unusual with your equipment
- In the event of an equipment failure, DO NOT PANIC
- Stay Close to the group