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General Diving Questions 

常見問題: FAQ

Can I dive if I don’t know how to swim?

Yes, you can dive without knowing swimming.

Regulators will help you breath underwater. Fins will help you move forward. Buoyancy control device (BCD) will makes you float easily on the surface.

How can I start if I'm interested in diving?

There are two ways to start up your diving journey:

  1. Get an Open Water Diver Certificate.

  2. Try Scuba Diving first and then get an Open Water Diver certificate.

What is the difference between SSI and PADI?

The difference between SSI and PADI is merely the systems difference. 

For example: Credic cards can be Visa / Master and they can be used all over the world just the difference among the cards’ issuing systems. 

Is there any age limitation of diving?

There’s no age limitation while learning diving.

However, it’s necessary to consider the physical condition due to increasing ages. Feel free to contact us if you have any physical energy questions.

How old can I learn driving?

The official suggestion is  10 years old. Also, minors have to get agreement by their custodians.

Can C cards (certification cards) be used overseas?

Yes, SSI, PADI, NAUI, CMAS, ADS and so on are all international diving certificates. You can use them all over the world.

What are the advantages to possess your own gear?

If you possess your own gear, you can easily adapt and enjoy the process of diving. Diving is a sport which highly relies on gear. Compared to adapt the rental equipment, having your own gear makes you control it and gets used to the underwater enviroment faster.

Scuba Diving VS. Free Diving

Scuba Diving means people can breathe underwater by using scuba gear for approx. 30-60 minutes. Free diving is a form of underwater diving that relies on divers' ability to hold their breath until resurfacing  without other underwater breathing system. 

How deep are diving activities in general?

The maximum depth of fun dive is 40 meters. The maximum depth of open water divers is 18 meters. The maximum depth of advanced open water divers and above is 30 meters.

How long is a diving activity in average?

The period of every diving activity depends on every diver’s condition. Generally speaking, it’s between 30 to 50 minutes.

Can I dive if my period comes?

Yes, you can. If your’re not too painful or too tired, there’s no problem to dive. 

You may use tampon while diving during menstrual period.

However, we suggest that don’t go diving if it’s your first day during menstrual period and taking pills with professional doctor's instructions.

Can I dive if I am pregnant?

We suggest that don’t go diving if you are pregnant.

There’s influence upon the accumulation of nitrogen in the blood during the primary pregnancy placenta. There might be some risks of premature birth if you dive in the middle and late pregnancy. 

Is there any influence of going diving if I am nearsighted?

No, you can choose prescription masks for nearsightedness and also order customized prescription mask for astigmatism or farsightedness. In addition, some divers wear contact lenses to dive. Moreover, people who are not used to diving / underwater activities may wear disposable contacts.

Can I dive in winter?

People can go diving in winter for sure. The water temperature is among 22-30 degrees in Kenting sea areas yearly. If your apparent temperature is lower than regular, you may wear a thicker wetsuit or a hooded vest to make yourself warmer.

Is there any possibility to be attacked by sharks?

Seldom. There are many kinds of sharks which include the type of attacking dolphins, seals, or whales. Nevertheless, this sort of sharks prefer to stay in offshore ocean. Sharks you may see while diving, majority of them are mild unless they are threatened. Divers even expect to see some sorts of sharks which are rather attractive (such as Hammerhead shark, Rhincodon typus).

Are there any dangerous creatures underwater?

Yes. The typical toxic creatures in Kenting are lion fish and jellyfish. Basically, spiny and toxic creatures are created for protecting themselves and seldom attack actively. You’ll be safe based on the concept of keeping yourself in a certain distance from the creatures. 

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