Why is it important to exercise when diving?

When you have immersed yourself in the world of diving, it is necessary to stay in shape, since preparation and practice require a good physical condition. Do you know how you can maintain a good physical condition?


There are many tips and benefits that diving experts give on the subject of physical health around this practice.


Being a diver with the appropriate physical condition it is possible to dive much faster, fight against the current, it is possible to dive for longer with less physical effort and considerably reduce the risk of decompression sickness. An experienced diver, you have to keep in mind that a training schedule will be adequate so that you can enjoy your diving experiences more and more.

Exercise to keep fit

Exercise is the physical actvity that exceeds the current capacity of the athlete, the purpose of this activity is to trigger a positive response in the body, improving the physical condition in every sense, this will significantly support the practice of diving, this will be known as progressive overload and is achieved by constantly performing cardiovascular exercise.

It is recommended that people who practice regularly diving, have some kind of training on a daily basis.

Cardiovascular exercises such as swimming or running are adequate to help oxygenation and generate a better condition.


Give yourself at least one hour a day to do your training, it will help you in many ways. It is necessary that you also eat a proper diet, there are someFoods to eat before divingthat will be very useful to you.

Exercise before diving

Strenuous exercise just before diving is counterproductive as it can cause dehydration and muscle fatigue at the time of practice and can increase the risk of decompression (consisting of injuries caused by a rapid decrease in air pressure). perform any physical activity 24 hours before diving.

Exercise after diving

Exercise after a good practice, to be exact 24 hours later, has a preventive, relaxing and oxygenating effect on all the muscles of the body that were used in diving.

How does exercise benefit my body?

Studies have shown that a person who has constant training before diving:

  • Helps increase microbubbles in the bloodstream.
  • Helps to oxygenate the body at the cellular and muscular level
  • Reduces cramps
  • Reduces the risk of a decompression accident
  • It helps to achieve a good lung fundus, considerably improving respiratory capacity.
  • Improves body control, orientation and coordination.


It is important that you take into account all the recommendations, remember to exercise 24 hours before and after the practice, especially if they were long, deep or repetitive dives.


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