Chicago-based Ted Gladson is the founder and former president of Gladson Interactive. When not involved in his business and charitable activities in the city of Chicago, Ted Gladson enjoys active outdoor pursuits such as skiing and scuba diving. For those who are new to scuba diving, certain tips should be kept in mind in order to have the safest and most enjoyable scuba experience. Here are three things to remember when exploring the ocean.
1. Prepare your body and mind before starting out. Practicing yoga for a few months before diving can help regulate breathing, which is one of the most important skills needed for a safe and comfortable diving experience.
2. Go slowly. With all the excitement, it can be easy to want to speed through the water. To get the most out of dives, however, relaxing and moving slowly is crucial to not scaring away the wildlife around you, as well as maximizing your air supply.
3. Weight yourself properly. Depending on the type of water, wetsuit thickness and type of tank being used, it’s important to keep a record of the amount of weight needed for each situation. Buoyancy affects everything while diving, from how much air is being used to how easy it is to relax.