Honestly there is nothing better than boat diving. A day on the sea, with like-minded people doing the thing you love. What could be better (well ok maybe eating chocolate or drinking wine/beer, but that's another subject)?
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However like everything there are some things that will help to make your day better.
Kit. Well obviously all your dive kit. But ONLY the dive kit you need for that days diving. There is very limited space on any boat and you will not be popular if you take up the space allocated to 4 divers!
Food and drinks. In the past boats would offer you lunch and drinks. However in todays Covid-19 climate we can't. Bring enough for a day, and make sure it's not in wrappings that can blow away into the sea!
Clothing. You might get wet - yes drysuits sometimes aren't, and obviously wet suits are well, um, wet! You are on a boat at sea; Coleridge says it all really 'water, water everywhere...'! There's no central heating and even on a warm day when the boat is moving you can get cold. Beanies, jumpers and jackets are a bonus if you don't want to shiver.
Some basic things to be aware of:
You are all ready go and you might think this is the end of thinking about the boat or anyone on it. Nope!
All this sounds like a load of things to remember, and frankly a bit scary. It's not meant that way. If you understand how to dive from a boat it will make your day an absolutely joy. Once you've been on a boat for the first time it's easy. Just try and remember the skipper is there to look after everyone, and it's not an easy job.
BUT, get on the boat, go diving and have a GREAT DAY - I'm jealous just sitting here writing this!!
The new Garmin Descent MK3range has been so popular we sold out in the first week. Taking pre orders for our next delivery now, order soon to get your hands on the most exclusive dive computer this winter!