As per the WHO guideline try to stay at home and don’t travel. If your State or Travel Destination had started tourism then follow all the state guidelines. If you want to go for diving and your diving destination is open then go with the Certified Dive Centre who follows all the guideline. Right now Malvan – Tarkali has not started tourism. once the Government will allow tourism follow below rules during Scuba Diving in Tarkarli. Select the Scuba Diving Centre who follow below rules.
During Scuba Diving there are 2 chances of infection one is from people and one is from equipment. We can less equipment risk by following below safety tips for Scuba Diving.
- Sterilizing equipment after every day of use, using methodology recommended by Divers Alert Network or the various scuba manufacturers
- Ensuring that second stages are not shared by multiple people
- Changing mouthpieces for every diver
- Tank filling to be done with the air intake valve kept away from people
- Use of protective gear (mask, face shield) when filling scuba tanks
- Regulator and mask to be handled only by the diver using them
- Minimize handling of any scuba equipment by personnel other than the divers
- Washed gear to be kept separately and not in contact with other gear
- Sanitization of all frequent-contact surfaces on a regular basis
Travel Safety Tips
The WHO has recommended that all travellers should reconsider their need to travel. This is especially applicable to the elderly and people with underlying health conditions, though is advice to be heeded for everyone.
In the event that you are able to and would like to start traveling again, here are some tips for your safety during the journey.
- Always practice proper hygiene, including frequently washing your hands, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and not touching your face.
- Practice social distancing as much as possible. This means keeping at least one meter of distance between you and anyone around you, especially people who are coughing and sneezing.
- Should you experience fever, persistent cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical advice as soon as possible.
- You may need to undergo testing for COVID-19 at your destination or origin. And several locations have mandatory quarantine periods upon arrival. You’ll need to factor in the delays this may cause to your itinerary.
- Some travel insurance companies are refusing to pay out for COVID-19 related claims. Be sure to check what is covered by your travel insurance company in terms of treatment for the virus, expenses for quarantining for 14 days and trip cancellation reimbursement.
- If you are under a government or doctor order to self-isolate, do not travel. This is for your safety and the safety of others.
- Check your country-of-origin government website for the latest travel advice before you depart.
You can read more about personal safety during COVID-19 here.