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Most underwater problems arise from a lack of awareness of your own surroundings and actions (lack of situational awareness).

  • Here are some basic rules to follow.
    • Dive within your limitations and training.
    • Watch your gas supply.
    • Watch your dive times.
    • Keep close to your buddy.
  • The following are common problems that occur underwater.
    • Diving outside your ability level
    • Losing your buddy
    • Depleting your gas
    • Entering decompression without prior planning
    • Overexerting yourself
    • Feeling uncomfortable or unwell
    • Getting entangled
    • Having a freeflow mouthpiece/regulator
    • Having your personal dive computer (PDC) go sideways during the dive (no display)
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