Diving after an extended period of time
Diving is an activity which should be enjoyed, and to do so, practice is necessary. During basic diving training, a diver learns the skills and procedures that ensure safe diving.
If you have not dived for an extended period of time, make sure you review diving rules, or opt for tuition at a diving centre or club prior to diving. If the need arises, most centres can organise refresher dives for those who are out of practice at shallow depths.
The first real dive should be simple, in shallow waters and under good conditions. Ensure that you review basics (signalling, clearing your mask and regulator, balance, etc.) with a diving instructor.
Buoyancy should be a major issue during diving, which should be monitored in pairs, guaranteeing a safe and enjoyable diving experience.