Diving and surfing Tips

Good health, good diving

Whatever your age, it is important to be in good health. If diving is prohibited for pregnant women, some health conditions (asthma, heart problems, nervous …) require a prior medical opinion, even for a baptism.

School of fish © Benoît Cappronnier

It’s my choice !

Do you really want to? Or do you throw yourself into the water under the pressure of your entourage (friends, husband …)?

relaxation

On the surface, swim, dabble, look underwater … Becoming aware of the aquatic environment quickly reduces apprehensions to make you feel better.

My mask

Choose a mask that fits your face, and do not over tighten the strap. To avoid fogging, do not hesitate to spit on the inner pane, spread the saliva, then rinse. It’s a bit rustic, but effective!

No, diving does not hurt your ears!

In diving, we feel the effect of water pressure especially on the eardrums. Thus, during the descent – frequently and even before an embarrassment appears – it is necessary to blow gently while pinching the nose to balance the ears. Fastoche, no!

Breathe in breathe out…

Underwater, you must breathe normally, without ever trying to save air. Besides, you lug a large amount on your back!

Essential signs

OK, everything is fine it's not okay We go up We are going down

 

Just for your eyes !

Basically, look around you almost forgetting the monitor, which fully manages your security and guides your meetings with the nice inhabitants of the “world of silence”. Take with you plasticized plates presenting fauna and flora of the spot …

Golden rules

Respect absolutely the delicate environment around you. Do not bring food to the fish, do not touch anything, and watch where you put your fins! The backup of the sites and their occupants depends on you.
Warning: if you pass your first patent during the holidays, remember to respect a period of 24 hours before flying or to undertake a ride in the mountains, so as not to change the course of desaturation …

Snorkelling and apnea

It is recommended to practice snorkelling (snorkeling with fins, mask and snorkel only) with a diving center that accompanies you on the best sites, while ensuring your safety. Do not forget t-shirt and sunscreen, and take your time to observe the underwater life, without traveling long distances. From time to time, remove the tuba from the mouth to ventilate well. Avoid repeated apneas without supervision, and always rest between two dives.

The child’s dive

Initiation of children – usually from the age of eight – requires appropriate equipment (small vest, bottle “bottle”, full suit) in a suitable environment (hot water, spot without difficulty). Only one dive per day possible. Beyond the motivation of the parents, it is the desire of the children that must prevail. The FFESSM offers them specific training graduated by three levels of divers (bronze, silver and gold). At PADI, children spend their Bubbles maker …

Safety on the road: well informed

Are you planning to go on a trip? Awesome! Have a good time. But before leaving the country, you can benefit from various tips to leave with peace of mind.

Safety on the road: well informed

On the Canadian government’s Travel.gc.ca site , you can quickly and easily access a variety of useful information. Travelers are advised to consult the Travel Advice and Warnings page for your destination when planning your trip and also before leaving. The information provided on this site is updated regularly and takes into account various changes. So you can be well informed about the security conditions.

In just a few clicks , you can find the various local security conditions as well as the places or regions to avoid, the entry and exit requirements in this country, the local laws and customs that will save you some odd, warnings about the health (as well as potential health status restrictions), natural hazards, practical climate information, and a list of places where Canadian travelers can get help.

You can start with an overview of warnings issued according to your destination. You can also know when the last update of the information presented in the card of the chosen country was made.

As of January 23, 2018, ten countries would be avoided (warning: “avoid any trip) be Afghanistan, Burundi, North Korea, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan. , Syria and Yemen. Others are listed under the warning “avoid all non-essential travel” including Egypt, Lebanon and Pakistan. Then come the warnings “be very careful” (France, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, etc.) and finally the information “take normal security measures” (United States, Spain , Hong Kong, South Korea, Croatia, etc.).

Since these warnings change regularly, you should add this link to your favorites if you are planning a trip out of the country.