5 Diving Safety Tips You Must Keep in Mind

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Diving, recreational or not, can be dangerous.

We go underwater aided by all these gears. Unlike every other sea creature you’ll see, a slight malfunction of our regulator (or the like) can mean all the difference in the world.

Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, here are essential diving safety tips you must remember.

Be trained by credited professionals
There are a lot of diving agencies out there. Sadly, some are not properly credited or even recognized as legal. Only work and be trained by a legitimate agency. If something goes wrong, you may not have sufficient protection.

Go through medical check ups
The last thing you want is discovering you’re unfit to dive while underwater. Before anything, seek help from a doctor who has the right diving medicine training. This way, you will know whether or not you have medical conditions that won’t allow you to dive.

Double check your gear
Divers who fail to inspect their gears properly cause plenty of diving tragedies. Whether you rented some out or testing out new gear, it’s very important to double check it before going underwater. After all, you are relying on your equipment to keep you safe and alive.

Don’t step out of your comfort zone
Stepping out of your comfort zone maybe applicable in other endeavors but not diving. Working within your limits is the safest practice you can ever live by. Each time you feel like pushing yourself too far, listen to your inner voice. Is it really worth the risk?

Dive with a buddy
Never, ever dive alone. Countless deaths have been attributed to diving alone. Even if it’s a basic dive, never be without company. It won’t only double your enjoyment. It would double your safety.

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