What is the best time for scuba diving?
The better diving season is consider to be May through to November with the best vis towards the end of the cooler season before the rains hit and river run-off affects visibility.
Is diving better in the morning or afternoon?
Most morning divers are treated to ocean conditions without wind, waves, current, and visibility is also noticeably better earlier in the day. This means easier dives, lower air consumption, longer dives, and more to see!
Why is it not recommended to scuba dive in the morning?
The Risk of Flying After Scuba Diving
Truthfully speaking, ascending to a high altitude immediately after diving increases a person’s risk of suffering from decompression sickness. Flying after diving increases this risk because of the decreasing atmospheric pressure as you ascend.
Is it better to dive at high tide or low tide?
In many areas, high tide tends to be a better time to dive because the influx of additional salt water is usually less turbid than the outgoing water associated with a low tide. However, if high tide occurs at inconvenient times, low tide will work fine — but be aware that visibility may be reduced.
Can non swimmers do scuba diving?
The answer is: yes, you can
To get certified as a diver, you need to know basic swimming (ability to float or tread water for 10 min, swim 200m unaided/300m with mask-fins-snorkel). However, to do introductory scuba diving program such as Try Scuba or a PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, swimming is not required.
Is it better to scuba dive in the morning?
shmuggy Contributor. If you have to choose- go in the morning. Visibility is generally better, the sun is higher in the sky and in some places, like Florida, you are not running into almost daily afternoon showers. Also, the dive site has not already been visited by a lot of earlier boats.
Can you snorkel in the afternoon?
Snorkeling can be very good in the afternoons but it will depend on the wind conditions. The trade winds pick up in the late morning and generally don’t subside until late afternoon. This makes for choppy seas and low visibility.
What time of day is best to snorkel?
In terms of visibility and light penetration of the water, the time of day you choose to go snorkeling is crucial. The more sun penetrating the water, the more colorful everything looks. However, in terms of water clarity during a snorkeling session from shore, it is best to go mid-afternoon.
What happens if you fly too soon after scuba diving?
When flying after diving, the ascent to altitude increases the risk of decompression sickness (DCS) because of the additional reduction in atmospheric pressure. The higher the altitude, the greater the risk.