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Wilderness: Safe Diving and Wilderness Tips (cont.)

On the Dive

Patient Comments
  • When boat diving, observe all regulations and rules as outlined by the boat captain. Each diver should personally check-in with the captain when boarding the boat and at the end of every dive.
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol prior to scuba diving.
  • In case of serious injury:
    • Do not move a traumatically injured person unless absolutely necessary.
    • Contact emergency medical services as soon as possible.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/27/2016

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