There are two rules at Maui Scuba Mike’s – have fun and be safe. The fun part takes care of itself. How could it not. We give you a panoramic view of a whole new world bristling with abundant life. As for the safety issue: Let’s just say that although our PADI certified Maui strive to make every dive incident free on our beginner dive tour in Maui and in all things they do, safety takes a conscious effort on the part of visitors as well. Here are some tips to make sure that you have a safe dive.
- Stay in good physical condition: You don’t have to have the fitness level of a world class athlete but you should be in fairly decent shape in order to go scuba diving. Scuba diving puts your cardiovascular system through a bit of test and underwater is a bad place to find out that you are in poor condition.
- Listen to briefings: Even if you are experienced, you should listen to our expert diving instructors. They are familiar with the area in a way that visitors simply aren’t and have years of experience under their belts.
- Check your gear: Be sure to go over your gear including a pre-dive safety check. Just because your equipment may have checked out the last time you dove does not mean that everything will always check out. Check zips, straps, connectors, and seals too since small issues can quickly evolve into larger ones once you are submerged.
- Stay hydrated: Key to preventing decompression sickness is maintaining the proper hydration levels. Have enough liquid so that you are hydrated but don’t drink so much as to increase your need to urinate every few minutes. Also, avoid alcoholic beverages as they tend to dehydrate you and of course impair your judgment and motor skills.
- Stay within your personal safety bubble: It can be fun to watch more skilled divers do all kinds of tricks and descent to incredible depths. However, this does not mean that you should attempt any feat you are not skilled enough to perform. Our instructors will give you a good sense of what your skill level will prepare you for. Follow their instructions and if it looks too difficult for you to perform then it probably is.
Overall, scuba diving is a relatively safe and extremely fun activity. However, ultimately you should take every precaution to make sure that your dive is safe – we do. Follow the guidance of our instructors and you will enjoy a safe and fun adventure you can discuss with friends and family for years.