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Preparing For Your Grand Cayman Diving Journey

Do you wish to leave your typical dive website and see a minimum of one unique dive place?

Are you and your dive friend having problem where dive area you wish to go to?

If you addressed yes to any of these concerns then Grand Cayman diving is for you. Grand Cayman provides a one of a kind diving experience that will be embedded in your memory permanently. With fantastic white sand beaches and fantastic dive websites, you will never ever get enough of dives in Grand Cayman.

Grand Cayman is among the premier diving locations worldwide. It uses amazing dives daily in a range of dive websites, which will actually please your yearning for experience. Grand Cayman boasts calm, warm waters for approximately 100 feet exposure. They likewise provide a huge variety of marine life where you can take undersea images with your dive friends.

The Grand Cayman islands provide among the very best diving experiences you and your dive friend will delight in. Nevertheless, you have to be a qualified scuba diver in order to let that Grand Cayman dive operators permit you to dive. If you do not have an accreditation, you can get licensed by dive centers running in Grand Cayman. They have actually accredited trainers that can get you accredited in no time.

Grand Cayman has a great deal of dive websites with various accreditation requirements. This implies that you have a great deal of options on where to dive however a specific dive website will need a minimum accreditation level to guarantee your security. For instance, if you are accredited as an open water scuba diver, you are just enabled to dive in dive websites that have a minimum requirement of open water scuba diver. Nevertheless, if you are accredited as an advanced open water scuba diver, you can dive at dive websites that have a minimum accreditation level of open water and advanced open water.

When preparing a journey to the Grand Cayman, you have to make a list of all the devices you will bring. You need to likewise inspect if all your devices are working correctly to make sure a smooth sailing holiday in the Grand Cayman.

Diving is enjoyable and interesting, nevertheless, diving mishaps occur. For this, you must guarantee yourself with DAN or Divers Alert Network. DAN covers all treatments associated with diving mishaps. So, this is a need to for all scuba divers. Ensure you prepare all the required documents, bookings and others to guarantee a trouble complimentary getaway in Grand Cayman.

Scuba Doo-ooh! Where are you?

Underwater scooter.

In life, we all have wishes we thought was impossible but could perhaps be already existent to give us great joy. Oftentimes, wishful thinking happens on the things we want to do but we just can’t which sometimes frustrates us. But, frustrations only happen when you never strive to do what you think is possible (even when it hasn’t been done yet) but somehow turned to be something very much achievable.

On the other hand, what seems to be wishful thinking long ago is indeed now a reality in this modern age of technology. What seems to be something done only by professionals previously is, after years of experience, now made possible today for the ordinary man.

First off, have your underwater wish come into reality!

 Each of us has some underwater fantasies before, not just because of the influence of Ariel from the Little Mermaid story perhaps, but more because of the experience to be one with nature. It is now made possible to awesomely walk and breathe underwater without your hair getting wet. Isn’t it even more awesome to have a scooter drive underwater? Well, of course, it is! It’s mind-blowing!!!

 

The Submarine Scooter Adventure!

Thanks to science, the idea of being submerged underwater while keeping your head dry was invented. It was derived from the preparatory lesson about the bell theory. Just as how a piece of paper is kept dry in the submerged glass (in their experiment), the underwater scooter ride keeps the rider’s head dry and able to breathe naturally. No need to worry about not getting enough air to breathe since the glass is permanently regenerated with backup air system to ensure safety.

The scooter can accommodate up to two riders together inside the scooter’s wide 360-degree panoramic glass. In this ride, you can choose whether to do it alone or with a partner. Some prefer to ride on this with a partner since apart from enjoying the moment together; you can actually share your views and opinions during the ride, moments to rekindle especially on get-togethers.

Just like riding a car or any transport engines, signals are very important especially underwater. The underwater scooter is not complicated as one may think it seems. To pilot, there is, of course, a stirring wheel, two pedals for acceleration, and a button that controls the depth whether to go up or down. It is also equipped with alarm buttons to get the attention of the crew accompanying you on the journey.

Underwater scooters

What are the limitations?

Riding a scooter underwater is a unique experience everyone wants to experience even, perhaps, at least once in a lifetime. But not everyone can actually experience this opportunity. One can enjoy the underwater scooter ride even without diving or scuba diving experience. But it is still important to have a brief orientation about the marine life protection and underwater communication.

Kids below 10 years of age must wait for the right time to experience this ride. Something to look forward to as a birthday treat, right? Height and weight matter as well before getting an underwater scooter adventure. To assure maximum security and safety, a rider must be at least 4” feet and below 6.8” feet in height and not exceeding 350 lbs. in terms of weight. The rider must be fully aware of the adrenaline rush in every adventure and thus, one should have no medical conditions that will put the rider at risk. After passing the above requirements, one can now enjoy the underwater ride with the assessing crew.

How about the costs?

Well, the costs vary per country and not all countries have it.  But what we know is that it is present in the Philippines, the Maldives, Mexico, Caribbean, Australia and many more. Most of them also use merchant services provider to also make the process easier. Generally, it is affordable, just a few bucks higher than your ordinary scuba diving tour.

Also, the crew will not be there just to show around the beautiful spectacular sights underwater, they can also accommodate you by taking pictures of you in the best angle and scenery. This way, you can totally enjoy the experience with memorable keepsake photos.

A totally awesome and tempting must-have experience this holiday season. What are you waiting for? It only takes some clicks to inquire and book for a ride! Bon Voyage!

Oh btw, here is another variant of the underwater motor-scuba diving idea…

Ocean Clocks

Ocean Clocks

To the life on land, the sun is the biggest ticking clock. But in a place where sunlight is almost impenetrable such as the marine environment, it is funny how the young kids ask if the fishes really sleep or if it would it even close its eyes. These curious questions may sound funny but somehow, it is an opportunity for the adults to think twice and start digging into marine books.

Body clock or what is known to science as Circadian rhythm is now a common knowledge not just in the world of science but to the society as a whole. The time when one goes up to bed, have a meal and sleep again is a daily routine that one follows almost every day. Even to earth’s wildlife, they follow the same pattern which directs the great migration such as birds before they travel far and long across the globe. However, no matter how we try to understand the nature of this world, the more unfathomable it becomes as it reveals more of what science is still trying to understand.

The limitation of man to breathe and live underwater is what hinders us from exploring more of its deep abyss. Apart from being in deep darkness, lurking creatures that come in different sizes and shapes add more suspense to every exploration in the deep below. But just like us who have a ticking time clock, it is surprising to learn that such clock is also what the ocean life follows. This is what we know to be the Lunar Clock. While circadian rhythm is what makes the land turn each living creature moving, the Lunar Clock and tidal cycles are equally important as circadian rhythms in the ocean life.

The Circadian and Circatidal clocks are known to exist few billion years ago and been studied by humans to observe how these cycles turn each life around. But until 1980, the discovery of the first circadian clock gene cloned in a fruit fly become a huge breakthrough of science that keeps the eyes of later scientists to focus on circadian rhythm living the Circatidal and Lunar clock almost forgotten.

Experiencing a Different Kind of YOLO moment

In the midst of this fast-paced world, we use our valuable time to invest for the future, devoting ourselves to work from morning till midnight, twelve hours a day or more, and six days a week and so on. This vicious cycle is common nowadays especially to young professionals struggling to have the three Ps: possession, position, and pleasure. Because of this hectic lifestyle, the idea of “YOLO” or You Only Live Once became prevalent, which marks how one’s vacation is spent.

Yolo Moment Diving

A Different Experience Underwater

Are you looking for a YOLO moment for your vacation? A memorable adventure filled with an adrenaline rush? Perfect! An underwater adventure then is perfect for you. Diving underwater offers great experience perfect for a YOLO moment you are looking for. Well, at first the gear seems absurdly burdensome and looks more like some kind of soldier from Star Wars but through the orientation and guidance of a certified diver, you will make sense of everything.

At first, you may ask, what is the basic diving gear and how does it work? First of all, having a good mask is needed to enable you to explore underwater clearly and for you to avoid missing the breathtaking world of Poseidon because of blurry sight.

Complete Diving Gear

Flippers, on the other hand, allow you to get more thrust in swimming. Make sure to get a perfect size for your feet since it will be inconvenient for you underwater to wear uncomfortable ones.

Next is the tank. It is actually an oxygen tank but it is not pure oxygen since the pure form of this gas becomes toxic and fatal after prolonged exposure. The oxygen content of the tank ranges from twenty-two to forty percent together with nitrogen or helium or a combination of these three gases. The tank is connected to the regulator where the air is released for you to breathe the way you like it.

In diving, everything will be like a fantasy world and it will most likely lure divers to stay underwater for a little bit more. This is the reason why the diving gear includes an SPG or Submersible Pressure Gauge. This serves as your reminder about the remaining amount of air in your tank to help you estimate your journey.

It’s good to note that most people float easily especially in the sea where we are more buoyant due to salinity. This way, divers need to descend deeper and need scuba weight system or weight belts to get enough weight to sink. Well, of course, it is dangerous to wrap heavyweights around your waist and charge to dive or else you will be pulled to the bottom.

Also, lest we forget, there is still one very important device needed to set all things right. A BCD or Buoyancy Control Device is adjusted to keep you from floating to the surface or sinking drastically due to your weights. This device will help you control your buoyancy. Do not take this lightly though, a sudden release using the buoyancy control device will make you ascend to the surface faster and may damage your ears and nerves because of the pressure. Last but not least, bring with you an action camera with a blue filter to get awesome memorable pictures and videos. Your pictures will not be perfect without this filter and may ruin your souvenir moments underwater.

So, when is your next vacation? Still looking for a YOLO moment? Hesitate no more. Check the different diving sites using Google Finder. For bookings and reservations, however, use merchant services like Redfynn Technologies (what we personally recommend) for faster, safer and easier transactions. Head now to the nearest Bluewater shores and ask for a dive! After all, you only live once…