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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 6/19/2014

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Scuba Diving and Snorkeling - Protection

What diving or snorkeling steps do you take to protect the oceans reefs and fish? Have you seen a diver or snorkeler harming or harassing marine life? If so, please describe the incident.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling - Safety

Please share with others about your experiences on bringing emergency numbers, passport protection, or other safety tips you have take.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling - Diving

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