A diver, alone at sea; dark, scary. Can’t see anything, getting colder and colder, faster and faster. Pressures rising, getting pushed back into the middle of the sea, being pulled down to the endless bottom. Now that’s a terrible dive. In this article, you will learn how to find the perfect place to dive. You will learn about currents, temperatures, and location. Can you imagine going on a dive without knowing this?
One aspect you will need to do have, is to find the perfect place to dive, is making sure you’re not diving in a current infested area. According to Howstuffworks.com’s research team, Deep currents, are currents, that are found in deep waters, can flow 1000 km straight, and you don’t wanna be that far away from your boat. Some currents are formed by winds. Winds are most effective on drift currents. If you’re an experienced diver, and you know how to tell when there’s a surface current, also known as a rip current. According to Google a rip current is, a current that is found close to shore, and pushes you out to sea. You know not to dive in that area. If you don’t know how it looks like, a surface current is a medium sized patch of small waves crashing fast, you usually find them forming where you almost can’t touch the ground, and when you get caught in it no matter how tall you are you won’t be able to touch the ground.
The complicated aspect about these drift currents, is that instead of being huge, and 1000 kilometers long, it’s only a part of an area. If you dive deep, and you you’re on a dive with your friends trying to go one way, but keep getting swooshed away you’re stuck in a deep ocean current, and that can put you in precarious - (synonym to dangerous) situations, because deep ocean currents, not only swoosh you away, but some also pull you down. If the change in pressures happens too quickly, it can be fatal. Imagine being caught in that.
The next aspect you will need to know is your location, your location is key to finding the best place to dive whether there will be lots of fish, or whether you will see none, whether the water is clear, and visibly good, or unclear and you can’t see anything. You know that you’ve found a good location, when from the boat the water is clear, if you’re diving in deep blue waters, where you can’t see if it’s clear or unclear another way to look and see if the water is clear is jumping with your buddy, go little ways away, and see if you can see each other if yes it’s clear, if no wrong spot. The next factor is the fish, on a dive, you want to see lots of fish, and fish are near coral reefs because they use corals to create homes. Fish are not the only one, shrimp to. Then when you’re diving go and look for corals, if you’re diving in lighter colors: (turquoise), (light blue). If you dive in these colors, corals should appear as a big dark blue spot in the water. If you dive in deep blue waters, some corals stick out of the waters, go there and start your dive, but make sure to check if the water’s clear first.
Another concept you’ll need to know, is if it’s the perfect temperature, because if you go too low, and it gets too cold, and the change of pressure happens too quickly, it could cause decompression sickness. You don’t want that if you’re that low in the water because decompression sickness, creates nitrogen bubbles - (the chemical element of atomic number 7, a colourless, odourless unreactive gas that forms about 78 percent of the earth's atmosphere). Inside of your blood tissues, if you don’t cure it fast and the nitrogen bubbles reach your head you may die. According to Google, some symptoms are, joint pain, dizziness, headaches, difficulty thinking clearly, extreme fatigue, tingling/numbness, weakness in arms/legs, skin rash.
I hope after reading this, you have learned how to tell when there are currents, and a little bit about the currents. How to to tell the perfect temperature, and not go too low too fast, and get decompression sickness. Lastly, where to dive and find the perfect location, to see lots of fish and have a spot with clear water, so you can enjoy looking at all the sea life.