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  1. Anthony Hu
    December 28, 2017 @ 8:48 pm

    Hi Carl, It is a timely article for me. I plan an Australia trip now and one stop is Great Barrier Reef. Scuba dive is a must. I will go to Australia alone. Should I start to look for dive buddy now? Also should I bring my own dive equipment or rent there? It is my first time to go Great Barrier Reef. People told me that it is the most beautiful scuba dive location in the world. Could you give me some advice on dive in Great Barrier Reef? Thanks for sharing.

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    • Carl
      December 28, 2017 @ 8:58 pm

      Hello Anthony. Well, u are for a real treat!! The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best diving spots on the planet for sure. I am sure you are going to really enjoy yourself. As far a traveling goes, if you have your own equipment then yes take it with you but leave your tank behind if it just a short trip. U can rent your tank there. If you dont’t have your own equipment then u can rent the gear there too. For short trips there really is no need to run out and buy your own equipment unless u plan to do a lot more diving in the future. Enjoy your trip and I hope to see u in the water soon. 🙂

      Carl

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  2. Gail
    December 28, 2017 @ 10:14 pm

    Hi Carl. Thanks for these great tips. I did scuba diving a long time ago and loved it. Your post has reminded me of something to add to my list of things to revive! I love the video links on the site as well as it really helped me remember some of the training. Thanks for sharing these.

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    • Carl
      December 28, 2017 @ 10:33 pm

      Hi Gail and thanks for stopping by. I am glad the site has inspired u to dive again. It is such a wonderful sport. Thanks for the kind words and I hope to see u in the water soon 🙂

      Carl

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  3. Garen
    December 30, 2017 @ 6:01 pm

    Hey Carl,

    My girlfriend is interested in going scuba diving in April. At first, I wasn’t all that excited about the experience. But, as of lately I have been reading a lot about scuba diving and what to expect.

    Obviously, we will be going to Florida together and she will be my dive buddy. Unless I decide to ditch her, just kidding. I’m sure it will be fun. However, I do have a question for you? What are 3 things to keep in mind the first time you go scuba diving? Maybe, some things that most people don’t even think about until they do it for the first time.

    Also, I like the idea of taking pictures. What type of camera do you need for this? I always like taking pictures but haven’t ever taken a picture under water.

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    • Carl
      December 30, 2017 @ 7:32 pm

      Hi Garen. Well as far as cameras go Amazon has some that are pretty cheap and they say good to 30 meters. I have no idea how well these cameras perform but the Go Pro has some pretty good underwater cameras. If you are looking to just use one while on vacation then I would say go for the cheap one but if u plan to do a lot of diving and be taking photos then I would go with something like Nikon or GoPro for example. They have the ability to add attachments like lights and strobes, filters etc. Make sure that whatever camera u buy that is it rated for deeper than u plan to dive.
      Three things to remember is NEVER hold your breath, if your regulator is not in your mouth always blow little bubbles and pay attention to your surroundings, don’t get fixated on something for too long. I hope that u and your girlfriend have a wonderful time down in Florida, there is some awesome diving there. I wish u well and hope to see u in the water soon. 🙂

      Carl

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