Komodo Diving Liveaboard Guide: Breaking Misconceptions

Have you already tried diving? If you did, then congratulations on discovering a new exciting activity. But if you haven’t, you are probably hesitant or afraid because of some of the misconceptions about diving that you heard. Being in Komodo diving liveaboard would be such a waste if you are not willing to try diving at all.

Komodo Diving Liveaboard Advantages

Komodo Diving Liveaboard Guide: Misconceptions About Diving

Most of you probably already know about the diving license. Basically everyone who is willing to dive in the open water must have this license in order to be allowed to go alone. But when you are diving from a liveaboard, you don’t need to own one to try diving because a professional master diver Is included on the boat trip to guide and accompany the guests.

But even with that advantage, some people would still hesitate to try. It is mostly because of the fear that came from the rumors or each person’s paranoia. So to ease your mind, we are going to debunk some misconceptions that you might still believe!

Diving is a dangerous and extreme sport 

Because diving requires you to go deep in the underwater, people will think that it is some kind of extreme sport. This cannot be further from the truth because the gears and equipment that you are required to wear are enough to withstand the water pressure and protect you from drowning.

You also don’t need to do any tiring actions while diving aside from moving slowly underwater, so even if you don’t have a lot of stamina you can still enjoy diving.  

You have to be able to swim before joining Komodo Diving Liveaboard

Komodo Diving Liveaboard Guide: Misconceptions About Diving

Swimming skill does help, but it’s actually not required in order to try diving. That’s because you are equipped with an oxygen tank in your back, so you don’t need to hold your breath at all while you are underwater. Besides that, while diving you also don’t need to move your arm to propel your body forward, only need to move your legs.

Since swimming is basically about controlling your breath and studying the strokes technique, it’s clear that without the knowledge of it you can join diving just fine.

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Expensive equipment

While this is true for personal use, if you are on Komodo diving liveaboard the complete gears and equipment for diving are already provided by the charter for guests. Depending on the liveaboard, it may be free or you are charged with a moderate fee. That’s why you don’t need to think about bringing your own equipment to go diving.

If you are really interested in purchasing diving equipment for personal use, try to invest in it for a long period of time. It means don’t just buy everything on the get-go, buy several parts like the goggles, fins, wetsuit, etc. separately when you have the money. You can also rent the equipment first in some shops, don’t forget to consult professionals as well regarding which equipment best for you.