Choosing a site is always the fun part—where your next adventure will be. Make sure that it is within your training and comfort levels. Do some detailed investigation, and find out all the facts you can about the actual site rather than just listening to hearsay. Read up about the site because a printed article is going to be far more accurate and to the point. If you discover it is outside your limits, aim to do the dive in the future after additional training and experience.
When choosing a site, consider all the following aspects, not just the diving.
- How to get to the location
- Best times to dive regarding tides or currents
- Entry, exits, etc.
Perhaps, choose two dive sites in case you cannot dive the one site because of the dive conditions, such as weather or other unforeseen circumstances. As your training progresses, you will be considering types of diving, for example, wreck, photography or shark diving.