Scuba Diving Tips & Safety

Drysuit or BCD For Buoyancy Control: Which Is Best?

It’s best to use your drysuit and not your BCD for buoyancy when diving in a drysuit, as it’s better to use only one air cell for buoyancy to have only one to vent on your ascent. If you use your BCD for buoyancy you’ll need to use both, as you’ll have to add air to your drysuit to avoid drysuit squeeze.

Can You Swim With Whale Sharks In The Galapagos Islands?

You can swim with whale sharks in the Galapagos Islands and the best time to go is from July to November. The best way to see whale sharks is from on a Galapagos scuba diving liveaboard on a trip to Wolf and Darwin Islands. Most Galapagos whale sharks are huge and some measuring up to 12 metres.

How Many Logged Dives Do You Need At Least To Dive In Galapagos?

50 logged dives is recommended to scuba dive the Galapagos Islands. Most Galapagos scuba diving liveaboards have a minimum of 50 logged dives and PADI Advanced Open Water certification, as the conditions can be challenging due currents and surges, ocean swells, water temperatures and deep dives.

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