- SLOW ASCENT RULE
To avoid major harm from bends is to plan your ascent very slowly. The rule set by diving agencies is 30ft/min. You should not rise before the smallest bubble that is exhaled.
It is crucial during your resurfacing to make a safety stop. It is usually at a depth of 15ft where you take a break for 3-5 minutes and exhale slowly. The rest of the distance to the surface should also be completed very slowly.
- GET TRAINING
You should never test unknown waters by going to overhead environments like caves, cavers, or wrecks unless you have training or experience. As first set your timers limit at 30ft for adjustment to this new world.
- DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH
- GOOD PHYSICAL HEALTH
- NEVER DIVE ALONE
Plan out everything with your partner well in advance. The depth of your dive, time of your dive, hand signals for communication, etc. should be clear to you and your partner. Make sure that your safety equipments are in sublime condition because there is no scope for an accident underwater. Check the regulator and the pipe properly, you don't want them to snap off underwater. Always plant a dive flag to let boats and ferries know that there are divers in that area.
Do not panic and propel yourself towards the surface. It will hinder your thought process which will create difficulties in swimming and also lead to decompression sickness.
There are golf resorts, 3-4 star hotels and small lodges at Murudeshwar. Resorts and hotels in Goa also run dive shops with certified divers at reasonable rates, which include all the diving equipment and the boat ride to and fro Netrani Island.
A strong waterproof bagpack, your swimming apparel, sunscreen, medicines, energy drinks, original identification proof, etc. are some things which you should carry.
Always get clearance by the Navy before going forth with your plan. In case a green signal is not given don't get unreasonable with the dive coordinator or the resort. It's for your own safety that you are being denied the opportunity to explore the underwater treasures.