As the holiday months get closer, you are more than likely already planning this summer’s incredible diving adventure. Wherever you are in the planning stage, we are here with the best tips to ensure your diving holiday is the best possible!
What type of holiday are you looking forward to? Do you already have plenty of experience and are looking for an extended dive? Or is this going to be one of your first dives or just part of the holiday? Regardless of your experience, read on for some excellent ideas on when and where to dive.
There are many celebratory holidays such as honeymoons, weddings and birthdays. We cannot think of a better way to start a marriage then an incredible dive experience! Imagine, for a moment, enjoying a romantic honeymoon dive off the coast of Sabah. When you’re on your holiday celebrating a special occasion you want to ensure everything goes right – that’s going to mean an extensive amount of planning.
First Time Dive
If you’re looking to experience a dive from the very first time on your next holiday, you want to ensure that you are in the proper location. If you’re looking to see how truly incredible the world of diving can be there is no better experience then the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience. If you have an extended amount of time, such as four days, you can enjoy a structured learning experience by choosing to enrol in the PADI Open Water Diver Course. This course will take you on the journey to becoming a certified PADI Open Water Diver.
Many families that are travelling together tend to feel that diving experiences can limit the overall fun of the holiday. When you’re trying to make sure that everyone has something that they can enjoy, it seems as though it is only possible through compromises. By choosing a family diving course it allows everyone the opportunity to create new experiences and memories.
While the diving is wonderful all year round in Sabah, you can look for ideal conditions between June and September. Sipadan diving allows you to jump into one of the most spectacular marine environments that can be found on the planet. Diving here allows you to explore immense marine habitats that include turtles, rays and even sharks! You can find more information on Sabah tours at Borneo Dream.
What to Do While You Are Not Diving
One of the reasons Sabah is such an incredible location for diving is the fact that it offers so many other things to do. From adventure in the rainforests of the national park to relaxing island retreats, there is truly something for everyone.
What is Next?
Now you have figured out what your ideal diving holiday will be, you need to concentrate on acting correctly. It is quite easy to go from being perfectly prepared to completely over-prepared; the following tips will help you get it right.
It is important to remember that you do not need to purchase all of your gear before a dive holiday. This is especially true if you are a beginner diver; it is much more ideal to simply rent your kit. You will want to investigate the typical weather patterns of the area and ensure that you have both wet and hot weather gear. If you’re going to bring your own dive kit, it is best to create a list you ensure you have everything you need. If you’re dealing with a baggage allowance, remember that you can rent additional items while on holiday.
Dealing With Jetlag
If you will be travelling through several time zones to arrive at your destination, understand that you will likely deal with jetlag. Some key factors to help you combat jetlag is to stay properly hydrated, regularly your sleeping pattern prior to leaving and maximise your natural way exposure.
Planning Holiday Costs
It is always disappointing to get home and discover that your holiday experience cost a lot more than you expected. You want to ensure that you check on all the costs associated with your package or tour. This is going to include anything, from a simple open water dive to resort accommodation on an extended dive. Also, remember about transfers, as these can be easy to forget during a dive or tour. Be sure to check on all the locations of your accommodation as well as the dives and set some funding aside for transportation.
Whether this is going to be your first or 50th dive holiday, think about how you will record all your fabulous memories. You may want to set aside money to rent an underwater camera or perhaps simply purchase images that are taken during your experience. Underwater photography is an incredible experience and will surely bring out the enjoyment associated with your dive trip.