Grand Cayman Diving Safety TipsGrand Cayman Diving Safety Tips
Participating in recreational Grand Cayman diving is one of the safest extreme sporting activities to partake in. However, Scuba diving does have its risks and without taking the proper precautions, the chance of a diver suffering from an injury or worse significantly increase. Factors that may cause a diver injuries or a possible death during a dive may be caused by a diver's medical issues, panic and exhaustion, environmental variables, and equipment problems. Divers can take precautions to help prevent and avoid these issues from arising.
Before you take your first dive you should obtain the proper certifications from a certified facility near you. These facilities offer courses where you will get the proper training on scuba equipment, and acquire the skills for a successful dive. You will also get the opportunity to get real underwater experience before your first dive.
Panic and exhaustion are the most common causes for diving accidents and fatalities. Panic is usually linked to disorientation once in the water. Divers can eliminate the chances of feeling disorientated by following and staying near to the boats anchor line. If a diver is not comfortable in their surroundings they should not venture far from the boat area once submerged in the water. Exhaustion is another leading cause that can be easily prevented as long as a diver gives themselves a proper amount of rest. No diver should go diving more than 3 times per week. Diving is a strenuous activity that requires strong breathing for underwater and strong muscles to fight any currents. Actively monitoring the air supply can also help prevent panic and exhaustion. Divers who do not keep an eye on the amount of air they have left in their tanks run a serious risk.
Before a dive you should purchase a dive guide on the area for which you will be diving in. There are dive guides for every commonly used area for scuba dives that are easily obtained from diving stores or even online. Dive guides can educate you on the areas water conditions, wildlife, and weather to help better prepare you for your Grand Cayman diving experience.
Divers should always have all of their diving equipment checked by a professional dive shop before the dive. You should never dive alone, and should always have a diving buddy. Divers should check each other equipment again before diving into the water as an extra precaution. Divers should also discuss different communication hand signals they will use underwater in case they are in distress.
There are never too many steps or precautions to take when participating in a risking activity such as Grand Cayman diving. A safe dive is and enjoyable dive and when you are risking your life and your health there is no safety measure that could be deemed unnecessary.