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Essential Tips to Follow When Diving in Krabi

With its rich biodiversity, breathtaking marine life, and unforgettable underwater experiences, the waters of Krabi in the Andaman sea are a must for divers looking for a deep-sea journey unlike any other.


Although the fact that the sea and all other bodies of water cover two-thirds of the Earth’s surface might be a tempting challenge for some and scare others, the waters around Krabi’s islands are definitely safe to navigate if you know what you’re doing.


Packed with numerous dive sites, Krabi’s sea real estate is referred to by many as a rabbit hole for divers. They say it allows them to get close to all forms of marine life without any barriers. From giant clams to moray eels, you can find sea creatures here that you won’t be able to find anywhere else, so going to Krabi and going for a dive in its waters should be on your to-do list when traveling the world.


Important rules to follow


However, like all other dive spots in the world, Krabi comes with its own set of dangers, so you need to be prepared to ensure that your dive trip to Krabi will go well and you’ll come back out of the water in one piece. To that end, here are some tips and reminders that you have to take note of:


1. Stay healthy and hydrated

While most might slate it for being “slow” and “easy because it’s underwater”, scuba diving is actually a physical activity that demands a lot from your body. When dealing with the varied conditions of Krabi’s sea and the arbitrary nature of said conditions, you’ll definitely have to make sure you’re in shape. Only then will you be able to navigate the vast waters surrounding Krabi without any worries. Before you go diving, it’s a good idea to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy meal, and do a few conditioning exercises to make sure your body is ready. Most of all, don’t drink the night before! A few minutes before you get in the water, make sure to drink a proper amount of water to ensure that you’re not dehydrated. If you are, you might have painful cramps when you’re in deep water.


2. Check on your gear

Although this is already a general rule when it comes to diving anywhere, it’s especially important to check your scuba diving equipment in Krabi as help can be quite hard to come by should bad luck come your way. To help you streamline the process, here’s a checklist of what you should be inspecting when it comes to your gear:

The air level in your tank
Your BCD’s weights
Hoses in your equipment
Condition of your goggle’s lenses
Your dive watches or any other equipment’s sea level meter
If a dive knife is part of your equipment


3. Dive within your limits while following the rule of thirds

Depending on your SCUBA diver’s license, your maximum depth may range from 18 meters at most or 40 meters and beyond. Before you head out on your dive, it’s important to tell the dive master you’re with about your limits, level, and ability. The main culprit of diving accidents is that divers actually go beyond what they’re licensed to deal with, so it’s important to know your limits and stay within them to avoid getting into trouble.

Another nifty tip to keep in mind when diving in Krabi’s waters is to follow the rule of thirds. A third of your air tank’s reserve should be allocated for the beginning of your dive, another third should be allocated for your return journey, and the final third should be allocated for your ascent to ensure that you don’t run into any trouble with your air supply mid-dive.

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