For any adventure trip that you intend to take, there are numerous things that you need to know about it beforehand for your safety and wellbeing. This is because naturally the body of a human is made to live on earth, but for those who want to spent long hours under water, you need to be well prepared to avoid any unfortunate incident. These secure your safety while you are under water, but along with the kit, there are also a handful of skills that you need to know.
As far as scuba diving is concerned, there are numerous things that you are supposed to have with you before you dive into the water. The first and foremost is your diving mask and snorkel. This is because one cannot see clearly under water and by wearing this mask, some space for air is created in front of your eye, this allows a clear vision while you are under water. If you are trained and an expert, you may not require snorkel, but for those who are just beginning to practice scuba diving, a snorkel is a must have. Snorkel can also help you in saving the amount of air you consume while you are diving.
The second thing to have is a suit. For that divers have two options: wet or dry. This depends on the temperature of the water you are about to dive into, for instance if you are to dive in warm waters, then it is recommended that you use wet suit and similarly if you are to dive in cold waters, then a dry suit should be worn. This is because a wet suit is skin tight and is made out of neoprene, what it does is that is keeps water around the body, this way the human body remains warm. Whereas a dry suit is a bit loose in terms of fitting and keeps the diver warm as it functions much like an incubator. The next thing that you need to have is gloves, they too keep your hand warm as well as additionally protect them against any injuries underwater.
Up next are the fins, naturally fish have fins, that help them to move about freely and easily in water, similar are the fins that divers wear for scuba diving. If you wear them you would have to exert much less energy on your own for movement. Even in fins, there are numerous types; you can have ones that cover full feet or the ones with open heel. For those at Rottnest Island diving in cold waters, fins with open heels are recommended and the ones with full feet are for those who dive in warm waters.
And how can one forget the tank, your supply for air under water, while you are scuba diving. These tanks or cylinders whatever you may call them carry air in compressed for and some even carry Nitrox. These tanks are made out of various materials, but the most commonly used are ones made from aluminum and steel, this is because they are lighter in weight and hence easier to carry.