A wetsuit will not protect you from the barb of a stingray, as it will go straight through the neoprene of the wetsuit and into your skin. But stingrays very rarely attack people unless they are provoked or threatened, so wetsuit or no wetsuit, you are unlikely to be attacked by a stingray.
Recreational scuba diving can have significant effects on the body including increased blood pressure, but this shouldn’t pose a risk if you’re fit and healthy. If you have heart disease, high blood pressure, angina, diabetes or if you’ve suffered a stroke consult your doctor before diving.
If you cough while scuba diving there’s a risk of inhaling water if your regulator isn’t properly in your mouth, it can cause your regulator to dislodge from your mouth or create mask leaks. Coughing can disrupt your buoyancy control and catch you off guard while underwater and cause you to panic.
You don’t need to be strong to scuba dive as long as you are generally fit and healthy and able to lift the heavy weight of your scuba equipment out of water. The heaviest equipment you will need to lift is an air tank and your weight belt, but once you’re underwater these feel virtually weightless.
Can you get a sunburn through a wetsuit? Wetsuits do protect you from the sun as the wetsuit’s neoprene creates a layer and a barrier over your skin to stop the sun’s harmful ultra violet light rays from damaging your skin, as well as keeping you warm. To get complete protection from the sun using a wetsuit it needs to be a full wetsuit.
The Maldives experiences strong ocean currents in some areas, which is an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean, and its geography and position subject it to various oceanic influences. The currents in the Maldives are driven by monsoon winds and the Indian Ocean’s complex circulation patterns.
Can jellyfish sting through wetsuit? A wetsuit will protect you against jellyfish stings as a wetsuit’s neoprene provides a protective layer over your skin which jellyfish stings cannot penetrate. But be careful with any exposed skin around your face, or with your arms and legs when wearing a shorty as these areas may still get stung.
You do need a wetsuit to dive in the Red Sea, especially when diving in deeper waters and if you dive from a Red Sea liveaboard. You may experience cooler thermoclines in the Red Sea and depending on the time of year you dive and the depth, you will probably need a 1-5mm wetsuit.
What to bring on a Red Sea liveaboard: Minimum to bring on a Red Sea liveaboard; your certification card and dive log book, dive computer, 2 x swimwear, dive torch, lightweight clothing, including shorts or skirts, t-shirts and underwear, toiletry bag, 1 x pair of shoes, dive camera, diarrhoea tablets, sun cream, dive camera and a book.
Liveaboard Galapagos meaning: A liveaboard in the Galapagos Islands is a dive boat and is like a floating hotel where you scuba dive, eat, sleep and enjoy other activities whilst you are on the boat. Other activities on Galapagos liveaboards include land excursions, snorkeling, kayaks or getting to know your fellow divers.
What ocean is Maldives in: The Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean south-west of India and is 623km (389 miles) from Kerala on the west coast of India, or 3,056km (1,910 miles) west of Padang, Indonesia. The Maldives is located 2,739km (1,712 miles) almost directly east from Somalia on the east coast of Africa.
Maldives Liveaboards Including Local Flights: There are three Maldives liveaboards that include local flights in the price of booking the liveaboard trip, which include the MV Emperor Serenity, MV Emperor Virgo and the MV Emperor Voyager. The cost of the local flights are only included on liveaboard itineraries that leave from remote atolls.