The majority of first-time scuba divers are at least a little anxious at the thought of swimming out into open water. Whether you’re scared of open water or not, scuba diving for the first time can be a daunting thought.
Thankfully, your instructor will be available to give you specific tips and instructions. One of the most important hand signals your instructor will teach you is one that lets others know you are freaking out and need help to calm down. You instructor will be your biggest support while you’re in the water, so be sure to share your anxieties or hesitations with them.