What is an Introductory Scuba Dive?
An introductory dive on the Great Barrier Reef is a great way to intimately experience one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World up close. Here is a guide on what to expect during your introductory dive with Tusa Reef Tours:
- Before the dive, you will receive a briefing from the dive instructor on the dive site, safety procedures, and the equipment you will be using.
- You will then suit up in a wetsuit, fins, mask, and regulator (the device that allows you to breathe underwater).
- Once you are in the water, the instructor will give you a demonstration of the basic dive skills, proper breathing techniques and hand signals to communicate underwater.
- You will then begin the dive, moving with the instructor you explore the coral and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. Expect to see beautiful fish, turtles, and possibly even sharks or rays.
- During the dive, you will also practice safety procedures such as clearing your ears and regulator and using your buoyancy control device.
- The dive will last around 20 minutes and will take place at a maximum depth of around 12 meters (40 feet).
- After the dive, you will return to the surface, be helped out of your gear and do a debrief with the instructor, discussing your experience and what you saw.
- Remember to pace yourself and always follow the instructions of the instructor to ensure a safe and enjoyable dive experience.
Overall, an introductory dive on the Great Barrier Reef is a safe and exciting way to explore the underwater world, and it provides the perfect opportunity to see the incredible marine life that the reef has to offer.