Scuba Diving safety tips according Padi
“A danger foreseen is half avoided”
- Divers should limit their depths according to their training, certification level, and experience.
- Regardless of level of training, any increase in diving depth should be incremental.
- Further training and/or supervision is needed when diving in a new type of environment.
- Avoid overweighting; carry out a buoyancy check whenever using new equipment.
- Remember to reduce weighting when going from salt to fresh water.
- Ensure that all weight systems used have a quick release and that each buddy is familiar with its operation.
- Always review emergency procedures prior to each dive.
- Have regular medical checkups and stay in shape for diving.
- If surface conditions, currents, or visibility deteriorate, consider aborting a dive.
- Consult tide tables where appropriate and seek local advice on prevailing diving conditions.
- Use surface marker buoys and ascent/descent lines wherever appropriate.
- Always inform a non-diver where you are going and when you expect to return.