You should think about the possibility of a painful muscle cramp before and while diving. Cramps can be distracting and painful, but they can also generate uneasiness in the water, which can lead to other issues. If you do feel cramping during scuba diving, however, there are measures you may do to alleviate the discomfort.

In the case of Cramp, What Should You Do?

The first thing you should do if you have a cramp is to tell your diving companion. In that manner, the other person will be able to aid you in solving your issue. The next step is to achieve neutral buoyancy through proper breathing. Proper execution of this requires prior experience with buoyancy training. Third, to relieve the discomfort from a cramped muscle, stretch and massage it. Keep massaging the sore spot until you feel some relief. Calf cramps can be relieved by rubbing the muscle, or by having your dive buddy massage your calf for you. Grab the tip of your fin and pull it towards you.

Massage After Diving : Advice on Preventing Muscle Cramps

Eliminating muscular cramps underwater requires some practice and knowledge. Keep in mind the fundamentals of diving that you learned then. Finding a place to sit, relax, and massage your muscles is essential if you plan on diving close to the ocean floor. Corals are not places to have a seat.

Overexertion or general lack of fitness leads to muscle cramps. Pay close attention to how you feel the entire time you’re underwater. To begin scuba diving, you need to be in excellent physical condition.

Scuba diving is inherently dangerous and can result in significant injury or even death if you are not properly prepared. Never dive without first completing training at an approved dive facility and keeping your equipment in good working order. You should not go SCUBA diving if you are not prepared to risk your life or the lives of others.

Extra Precautions to Take to Prevent Muscle Spasms

The obvious solution is to avoid the problem altogether. Here are some other strategies for warding off muscular cramps.

  1. Fitness. Try to improve your physical condition. Muscle cramps are less likely to happen when you have a basic fitness level.
  2. Alcohol. If you want to go scuba diving, don’t consume alcohol for at least 12 hours beforehand.
  3. Water. The lack of fluids in your body is a major contributor to cramping. The average person has to drink at least three litres of water every day, and that number rises to six litres if you’re going scuba diving in a warmer region.
  4. Sleep. You should get plenty of sleep before going scuba diving. After a heavy night of drinking, scuba diving is not the best idea. Getting a good night’s sleep before going scuba diving will do wonders for your confidence.
  5. Bananas. Eat a couple of bananas before you go diving. Due to their high potassium content, bananas can help reduce cramping by preventing the buildup of sodium in the blood.

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Justin WoerleeJustin Woerlee
10:09 19 May 22
Went diving with my wife with this dive school. We went to Nusa Pelida to Manta Point, and two points up north.Our guide, Agus, was extremely professional and thoughtful of us and took good care guiding my partner in these waters as currents can be very strong. Honestly, this was among the best diving I've done in my life.We saw manta rays, giant turtles, and a ton of fish. We even had to hold on to rocks as the current got so strong that we were waving like flags hanging onto these rocks.At all times we felt safe as Agus was extremely knowledgeable of these waters and had a good eye on us.Lunch on the boat was simple and wonderful.Thank you so much guys for giving us this wonderful diving experience. Next time I'm in Bali, i'll be sure to visit you again.
Yasmin ChaerunissaYasmin Chaerunissa
05:48 29 Mar 21
Amazing!I had my diving course and did my first dive with Bali Diving. At first, I learned it in the swimming pool, then to Padang Bai, and Tulamben (USAT Liberty Shipwreck). And it's so much fun!As someone with zero diving experience, the explanation from the dive instructor, Bli Ketut Latra, was very clear and easy to understand. Whenever I felt nervous, he could calm me down and made me excited to master the diving skills. Bli Ketut was also fun to talk with during the trip. He is the best!The staff from Bali Diving are also very friendly and helpful. They have diving masks for people with glasses (my eyes are -4). And at that time I was able to use it at no extra cost! However, there was additional cost for the diving documentation.During the diving course, everything had been prepared: transportation, diving equipment, lunch. I just needed to bring a towel and sunscreen.Anyway, I highly recommend Bali Diving for anyone who wants to learn or try diving.Thank you, Bali Diving!
Julija KazakovaJulija Kazakova
03:42 09 Jan 21
We enjoyed diving in US liberty wreck with these guys. They are real professionals and good people. The trip was fun and friendly. Highly recommended! Will definitely dive with them again.
Nick GavrilovNick Gavrilov
10:59 29 Dec 20
- Amazing service including transfer from and to the hotel, breakfast in a restaurant.- Very good guidance by a guy named Ferry, he was walking us throughout the entire diving process.- Professional equipment- Great location for beginners called Padang bay, saw lots of different kinds of fish, big turtle, sea star etc10/10! Highly recommended! Thank you for such an amazing experience!
Jack OstwaldJack Ostwald
10:42 25 Jan 20
Very friendly staff and professional team. I had not dived for 22 years and was well looked after by Ketut on staff during two dives on the USAT Liberty Wreck.. I had a fantastic experience and will be back to dive with this centre again. The equipment was suitable and it was great to be back under water again! Thank you and Mkasih banyak. Mantul!!
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