Skip to Content

Search for
Scuba Diving : Articles : Scuba Diving Safety

Scuba Diving Safety RSS Feed

Scuba diving is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, but while it may seem easy to glide through the water, diving actually takes skill and patience to master, and even then it can be dangerous if divers don't follow the basic rules of diver safety.

The rules for diver safety are covered in scuba diving courses, but divers should make sure that they keep up to date with any changes that are made and that they practice safety procedures often to keep them fresh in their minds.

Some rules are fairly common-sense, such as don't dive alone. There are an enormous amount of things that can go wrong during a dive, so it's always a good idea to have someone with you who can bail you out when things start to go pear-shaped. Experts advise divers to choose a diving buddy whose skills are similar to your own, so you and your buddy can keep pace with each other and neither is tempted to push on ahead.

Read more...

The Risks of Diving With Nitrox - 2012-02-21 by admin

The Risks of Diving With Nitrox The word "nitrox" is used when describing a gas mixture made up of nitrogen and oxygen. In scuba diving it is more effective to reduce the levels of nitrogen in the body as this allows for longer dive time and also reduces the risk of decompression complications.
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 0 | Views: 3815

Ear Pressure Equalization - 2011-04-26 by admin

Ear Pressure Equalization Many people experience severe ear pain, even when diving in a swimming pool, and automatically assume that they will have to deal with the same situation while scuba diving.
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 2 | Views: 4115

Is Diving While Pregnant Safe - 2010-04-09 by admin

Is Diving While Pregnant Safe A question many female divers ask at some stage in the course of their lives is whether it is safe to dive while pregnant. The short answer to this question is "no"- and we will address the reasons for this
Average Rating = 4.00/5 Vote: 1 | Comment: 1 | Views: 4029

Dealing With Seasickness Underwater - 2010-02-26 by admin

Dealing With Seasickness Underwater If you are someone who experiences underwater seasickness when diving, you can take solace in the fact that there are things you can do to alleviate the symptoms.
Average Rating = 3.00/5 Vote: 1 | Comments: 0 | Views: 3972

Dive Flags - 2009-12-18 by admin

Dive Flags The dive flag was invented in the 1950s by a man by the name of Denzel James Dockery. During that time scuba diving was a new sport and there were still many possible developments to be made, it was a great sport for those looking to make income by the invention of new products.
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 0 | Views: 3565

Pre-Dive Safety Check - 2009-10-14 by admin

Pre-Dive Safety Check A pre-diving safety check is a ritual that divers, new and old, need to do regardless of how many times they have been diving or how old their equipment may be.
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 0 | Views: 2807

What is a Decompression Chamber - 2009-10-05 by admin

What is a Decompression Chamber Decompression chambers are pressure vessels used by scuba divers to allow them to complete decompression stops at the end of their dive.
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 0 | Views: 5721

Decompression Stops - 2009-09-28 by admin

Decompression Stops Decompression stops are a very necessary and vital part of the diving process. Decompression stops involves the necessary pauses or time periods that a diver stops his or her ascent from waters in order to permit his or her body to naturally dissolve various gases in his or her bloodstream.
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 0 | Views: 4372

Is Diving too Dangerous for Kids - 2009-09-14 by admin

Is Diving too Dangerous for Kids As the sport of scuba diving grows, more and more water-loving parents are taking their children scuba classes. Almost all international scuba associations have lowered the age for junior certification for children. But is scuba training really safe for child this young?
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comment: 1 | Views: 3909

Age Related Scuba Diving Risks - 2009-07-27 by admin

Age Related Scuba Diving Risks Scuba diving is a very popular pastime for people of all ages, but as we grow older, should we be aware of the potential risks which increase with each passing year?
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 0 | Views: 3373

How Old Is Too Old To Scuba Dive - 2009-07-20 by admin

How Old Is Too Old To Scuba Dive Now a day, if were to sneak a peek at a scuba dive course, you would probably see several young male “die-hard” buddies joking around, a mom and dad with a teenager or two in tow, and an older couple of “mature years” waiting their turn to enter the pool.
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comment: 1 | Views: 7852

Scuba Diving – How young is too young - 2009-07-13 by admin

Scuba Diving – How young is too young As the U.S. government rolls out scuba diving courses for kids to help promote the scuba diving industry the question hangs in the balance – how young is too young to start scuba diving?
Average Rating = 3.50/5 Votes: 2 | Comments: 2 | Views: 5547

Scuba Diving Accidents and Mistakes - 2009-06-12 by admin

Scuba Diving Accidents and Mistakes Scuba diving can be a fun and exciting hobby, but it can also be very dangerous when proper precautions are not taken. Amateur scuba diving is fraught with accidents and common mistakes, which could usually easily be avoided if enthusiasts first took the time to be careful.
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 0 | Views: 3774

Is Flying After Diving Safe - 2009-05-08 by admin

Is Flying After Diving Safe Is it safe to dive the day of a flight? How long of a gap do you need to leave, before taking to the skies after a dive? In the very first test, performed by the Navy, two airline pilots had been diving at a depth
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 0 | Views: 11112

Risky Conditions and Side Effects - 2009-04-17 by admin

Risky Conditions and Side Effects Scuba diving can be defined as swimming under water at various depths. Diving up to a depth of 130 feet is considered as recreational or sport diving. The pressure generated by the water column around the diver could influence general body functions.
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 3 | Views: 8431

Benefits of Staying Calm Through Breath Control - 2009-01-15 by admin

Benefits of Staying Calm Through Breath Control Your ability to focus on breathing calmly as a diver is the key to ensuring you react to stress in a responsible way. Injuries during dives occur moreover as a result of are more panic than the actual events' cause
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 0 | Views: 2181


Delicious  Digg  Reddit  Facebook  StumbleUpon  Technorati