Know correct techniques for safe diving
Scuba diving is an exciting, exhilarating and demanding activity. When performed correctly, applying correct techniques, it is a rewarding and safe sport. When established safety procedures are not followed, however, there are increased risks. Here are a few points to remember!
- Slowly Ascend From Every dive, including and especially from your safety stop to the surface.
- Do a 3-5 min safety stop at the end of every dive at 15ft- 20ft.
- The most important rule in scuba diving is to breathe continuously and never hold your breath.
- You are responsible to plan your dive and dive your plan.
- Do NOT dive if you have a heart trouble, a cold or congestion.
- You are responsible to check your equipment before every dive to make sure it is in good working order and know how it works.
- Know your limitations and do not dive beyond your level of training.
- Stay hydrated and drink lots of water.
- You dive in a buddy team.
- If it has been awhile since your last dive, you must complete a refresher course.
- The Divers Alert Network (DAN) recommends a scuba diving medical every year after the age of 40. Click here for a copy of PADI’s Medical
- Your respiratory and circulatory systems must be in good health.
- All body air spaces must be normal and healthy.
- If taking medication, you should consult with your Doctor to make sure it doesn’t contradict with scuba diving.
- Drinking and diving don’t mix. Never consume alcohol before a dive!
- We recommend all our divers have DAN Insurance. Enroll today!