5 TIPS TO MAKE YOU A MORE POPULAR DIVER
Scuba Diving Etiquette Tips
Whenever you dive, you want to make sure you fit in with the rest of the crowd. With that in mind, here are five scuba diving etiquette tips to help make you a popular diver:
5. Be On Time
One of the most important ways to be popular with other divers is to show up on time for your scheduled dive or class. Most people are very excited about getting into the water, so if you are the one who is delaying them they may not like you as much.
4. Check Your Gear Ahead of Time
The night before your dive is the best time to check your gear to make sure you have everything you need and that it all works properly … not 20 minutes before its time to get into the water. By that point, it’s usually too late to repair or replace equipment that is missing or broken, meaning you will either have to do without (unsafe) or beg, borrow or steal from somebody else (unpopular).
3. Stow Your Gear Properly
Keep all of your gear in the smallest sized bag possible and keep it neatly stowed out of the way when you are on the boat. The last thing you want is for other people to be tripping over your gear. It’s not only unsafe, but it will also make you lose friends.
2. Apply Spray-On Sunscreen Downwind
Sunscreen that is squirted out a can is a great invention, but you want to make sure you apply it downwind of other divers. The same holds true for other spray bottle products, such as hairspray, deodorant, perfume and anything else you squirt onto your body.
- Don’t Try to Impress Everyone
There’s a tendency for some people to try to one-up whatever story they hear. This is not only rude and self-centered, but it will make you unpopular among other divers. Instead, listen to other people’s stories graciously and be appreciative of what they have to say. People will like you better, both while you are scuba diving and in the rest of your life.