Can I eat just before a dive?
Yes. Actually it is a good idea to eat light before a dive. It is not recommended to have a full heavy meal before a dive.
Can I drink alcohol before or during the excursion?
No. Alcohol consumption is not recommended before a dive. It is recommended that heavy drinking should be avoided the evening before.
Can I wear my glasses under the mask?
No, but under the water, sight is magnified by one third more and we are only interested in seeing objects close to us.
Can I wear my contact lenses under the mask?
Yes, soft lenses can be worn, but we advise not to wear hard or medium hard lenses because there is a possibility to lose them. Sight underwater is magnified by one third more.
I am with my boyfriend/girlfriend during the holidays. I want to dive but he/she wants to scuba dive. What we can do?
You can book the day trip for both of you. He/she can dive with a tank and you can come like a snorkeler on the boat. Check here for the price.
I am with a friend who is on the Try diving program will we be separated?
No, you will be all on the same boat. The only time that you will be separated is while you are diving during your second dive.
I have an ear infection can I dive?
It is recommended not to dive with an ear infection. Drops can be purchased at the pharmacy and it normally clears out after a week.
I have had a perforated eardrum can I dive?
If the ear was perforated within 3 months it is recommended not to dive.
I have Asthma can I dive?
If someone has severed chronic Asthma and different types of medicine are taken to control it, it is recommended not to dive. But for someone suffering from common asthma is able to dive but it is recommended that they bring their medicine with them.
I am deaf can I dive?
Yes no problem, as long as there are no internal problems with equilibration.
I have a pacemaker can I dive?
No, since little research has been done on pacemakers and diving, and due to the increase of pressure while underwater it is recommended not to dive.
I have a cold and a cough can I dive?
You can cough through the regulator while breathing underwater, if the sinuses are not blocked with mucus you can dive. If the sinuses are blocked than you will have a problem equalizing the pressure in your ears then it is recommended not to dive.
I just had an operation can I dive?
If the incisions have well healed and if the operation was not performed for medical conditions that will disqualify you from diving, then you can dive.