Going home after a wonderful dive trip, you might find yourself having Diver Blues. If you are one of those people that feel more at home in the water than you do out on the surface…we feel you! However, no need to fret…..don’t waste your days waiting for your next dive to come along as soon as possible. Take action and make most of your time on the surface. Here are a few ideas to keep you busy.
- Have your logbook entries up to date
apart from the fact that having your logbook up to date is an vital activity that needs to be done at some point. So why not do it as soon as you get back, since it is still fresh in your mind, so you can log your dives from your experience. Think of it as having a journal to capture memories from your recent trip. Also adding any dive statistics and equipment logs that might come in handy for your next future dives. In addition, maybe adding some small footnotes, photos, dive profiles from your dive computer and printouts.
2. Keep learning new skills with above-water diver training
There are loads of courses that you can get certified in that don’t require you getting into the water. This is a great way to keep you occupied while you don’t have any actual dives planned in the near future. This way your addiction to scuba diving is still fulfilled in different ways. Here are some non-diving courses we offer at our centre – click here
3. Have your equipment checked
You know what they say…..SAFETY FIRST! There is no better managed time checking that your equipment is preserved and managed in good condition so as to avoid any accidents on your next dive trip. Here are some tips for you to keep in mind while checking your equipment:
- Check your cylinders, BCDs and regulators and make sure to have them all serviced. On another note, be sure to clean your cylinders with oxygen if you plan on using Enriched Air Nitrox.
- Have a look at your dry suit and make sure all the zips are in working condition and that the suit is sealed off completely.
- Check your regulator hoses and O Rings for wear and tear
- Observe your SPG and your compass for any signs of pressurized cracks.
- Have a look at your clips to make sure none of them are covered in rust.
These are some of the essential tips you should know when checking out your gear. It is of most importance that you know what to look out for before diving again. If you want to know more details on how to repair your own kit, have a look at our Equipment Specialist Course. Also another great way to keep your dive blues at bay.
4. Organize photos from your trip
If you are an underwater photography enthusiast, make sure to organize your photos. So make the most of your time above the water to categorize all the images gathering dust on your hard drive! Tag them, edit them, put them into individual albums and maybe print and publish your favourite ones. One way to get your photos out is find a diver photo community on an online platform or social media site to share with other divers. Another way of getting exposure is to enter into photo contests.
5. Plan your next trip!
Instead of just dreaming about when you’ll be diving again, use this time above water to plan your next diving trip. Sit down, relax and do some research on where you’d like to dive and what course is next for you. As you are well aware, there are endless wrecks, reefs and caves around the world for you to explore. So the longer time you have to plan the better for you to make the most out of your next trip and the more detailed the trip can be!
If you’re thinking of planning your next trip to Malta, we would love to hear from you! Get in touch with us and we’ll set up the best dive tailored to your next certification.