Big Blue Diving - Koh Tao - Thailand - Freediving at night?
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Freediving at night?

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So if holding your breath and swimming down is not enough of a thrill, what about doing it during the night, and inside of a ship wreck!

Before going to any dive site you should always find out as much information about the dive site, sea conditions, currents, visibility, etc.

1.- NEVER DIVE BY YOURSELF / ONE UP ONE DOWN
There’s a few cautions that we always should take when fun diving, like ALWAYS DIVING WITH A BUDDY, very first rule of freediving. With someone keeping an eye on us we can dive more comfortably and in a safer way.
With the one up one down system, one of the divers remaining in the surface putting attention on the one who is diving, is the best way to keep it safe. In case that you need some assistance your buddy will be fresh non the surface, ready to go for your help.

2.- BE CONSERVATIVE WITH YOU DEPTHS.
It’s is call fundive for a reason, we are not training, we should not even push our selves in any way. Easiest way, don’t go deeper than 50-60% of what you comfortably reach with the line.

3.- BRING A BUOY.
It will keep you visible for boats and others, also the breathing before the dive will be easier, and you will have a place where to rest between your dives.

SPECIFIC WRECK DIVING CONSIDERATIONS:

A. DON’T GO WHERE YOU WONT BE OUT!
Make a few dives to make yourself familiar with entry and exit points, this will give you and idea of the route you gonna follow inside the ship, also your buddy will know how long, deep and where are you planning to go.

B. BE CONSCIOUS OF SMALL SPACES.
Inside a wreck there’s limited space, so be aware of your surrounding, also the restricted space and the nature of the wreck (normally old rust metal) make easier to bump our head, scratch our suits or damage the fins.

C. WEAR GLOVES.
Related with the limited space, probably you are not gonna have enough space to maneuver so your hands will become useful to move trough small areas.

D. MIND THE CORALS.
If you are diving within the tropics, like in Thailand! Some coral might be growing, so awareness of your surrounding will also include avoiding to crash agains the corals, touches it or damage it in any way.

Now that you have all te tips what are you waiting for, come and join us!!

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