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Who needs a checkout dive? Unless you have been diving in the last few weeks, you do. At the beginning of a scuba diving trip, or better yet, in advance assemble your scuba dive gear on a full tank and go diving off the beach or in controlled circumstances. Be sure all of your scuba diving equipment is working correctly, that you are properly weighted, and that you are comfortable in the water. Stretch your legs and experiment with your buoyancy, then practice your scuba breathing. The result of a checkout dive will be a safer, more enjoyable scuba dive trip.