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Are you getting itchy fins? For many of us, the pandemic has meant months out of the water. And, for most dedicated scuba divers, that's far too long...
But, when will it be safe to start diving again? And how will you know where and when you're able to travel? If planning a trip during these unprecedented times is turning out to be more challenging than expected, this is for you!
We'll share expert advice from industry authorities to help you stay safe before, during, and after dive travel. And, introduce you to ZuBlu's brand new up to date resources dedicated to helping you get back in the water.
Keep reading to learn all about diving in the time of COVID-19 and start planning your next adventure now!
Safe dive travel starts before you ever leave home. Follow these pre-planning tips for a safe and fun adventure from start to finish:
Once you've settled on where in the world you'll be diving, the next step is selecting a COVID-19 safe operator. Keep these factors in mind when choosing:
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Unless you're diving locally, travel might actually be the riskiest part of diving during the pandemic. But, you can keep yourself safe by using a bit of common sense and following some simple guidelines:
You may also need to adjust some of your diving practices to meet guidelines for social distancing and proper sanitation. This could mean small changes like using a eco friendly mask defogger instead of spit, performing a socially distant buddy check, and skipping out on that group photo when the dive day is done.
While these modifications to your routine might sound like a lot of work, they really aren't, and you'll likely adjust after just one or two dives. You might also find dive travel easier and less stressful with some changes to your equipment:
There's no perfect moment to start diving again - it's up to you to determine the potential risks. And of course, scuba fanatics with preexisting medical conditions like diabetes and hypertension should talk with their doctor about travelling during the pandemic. But, divers in perfect health may return to the sport as soon as they feel comfortable.
Depending on where in the world you call home, you might need to take some extra precautions after dive travel. Follow these tips to ensure your diving holiday ends on the same brilliant note it began on:
Since the start of the pandemic, the dive industry has been operating in stealth mode - with dive centres and resorts working tirelessly behind the scenes to offer you safe access to the ocean again. And, with more and more divers starting to travel, the industry is starting to make its comeback! Here are some ways that you can help:
Do you have more questions about diving in the time of COVID-19? If so, don't hesitate to reach out. Our team of dive travel experts has tons of insider information to help you plan your journey from start to finish. Contact us today with your enquiries.
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