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  1. Rodney Lugo
    December 26, 2017 @ 4:49 pm

    I have a question for you. I tried once to scuba dive but it was a total disaster. My instructor was not the best. I do get a bit claustrophobic at times what would be your suggestion for this. But I have to admit, after reading your article I feel more secure about trying it again. I know what I am missing by not trying again.

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    • Carl
      December 26, 2017 @ 5:10 pm

      Hi Rodney. For claustrophobia, I would say that if it is just mild then maybe get a 3 sided dive mask. It gives you more field of vision than a standard pair. They have 3 lenses built in, the main face lens and then a lens on each side giving peripheral vision. Also, the new full face mask might be worth looking into though they do cost more. Besides that I can only say is practice with your mask in the bathtub, this will help u get comfortable with the mask. There is nothing worse than a bad instructor. It takes away from the joy of diving when the instruction is not good and can really turn u off of diving again. I am sorry u had to go through that. So if you want to try again, get a 3 sided mask and practice in the tub until u are comfortable with the mask. Then try again. 🙂 I hope to see u in the water soon. 🙂

      Carl

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  2. Remy
    December 26, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

    Hi Carl,
    very good and thorough article. I have been surrounded by scuba divers most of my adult life but never made the plunge myself.
    I know it is something for me that will become addictive very fast and my life isn’t ready for any new addictions at the minute.

    Having said that though I am very much into meditation, yoga and relaxation at the minute, and spend a lot of time practising breathing techniques for relaxation & stress relief.
    What your article has showed me is that Scuba diving could be used as a natural extension to help practice those breathing techniques.

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    • Carl
      December 27, 2017 @ 9:17 am

      Hi Remy. That is so great that the two activities have things in common. I have met quite a few divers who practice yoga regularly and it does help with their diving. De-stressing yourself before a dive does make the dive that much more enjoyable too. I pretty much always relax mentally before diving to help clear up my thoughts and it allows me to focus more on the dive. Some dives can be very technical. Anyways I am glad you found the article interesting and useful and I hope to see u in the water soon. 🙂

      Carl

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