Course Outline

While dive planning is essential for conducting a safe dive, it is also important for divers to follow a few specific rules designed to encourage safe diving.

  1. Breathe continuously. Avoid lung overexpansion injuries by keeping an open airway.
  2. Ascend slowly to avoid DCS and pressure-related injuries.
  3. Monitor instruments. Avoid gas depletion, fast ascents, and DCS.
  4. Stay with your buddy. Your buddy gives you support if something goes wrong.
  5. Equalize to look after your ears and keep you comfortable underwater.
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