Diving in Dangerous Conditions

To dive or not to dive, that is the question.  Currents, visibility, skill level, and various other factors help give you the proper tools to answer that question.  I’ve been on many dive boats where some divers just opt out because they feel conditions are beyond their skill level and there is no shame in that. People who don’t have a proper grasp on their experience level not only put themselves in danger they can put other divers in a bad situation. The Dive Master should make the ultimate call in regards to diver safety but as a diver you and only you can determine when conditions might be beyond your experience level.  Even when you think conditions are manageable, things can change in matter of minutes when it comes to winds, waves and current. So best to be prepared.  Here are some pieces of diving equipment which may help out when you get into an unexpected and dangerous situation. What are we missing? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Spare Air 300 can provide vital extra breaths to help you get safely to the surface. It comes with a 3-cubic-foot bottle, regulator, nylon carry pouch, mouthpiece cover and lanyard, as well as a tank-fill adapter for easy recharging from a scuba tank. Price: $299; spareair.com

The Spare Air 300 can provide vital extra breaths to help you get safely to the surface. It comes with a 3-cubic-foot bottle, regulator, nylon carry pouch, mouthpiece cover and lanyard, as well as a tank-fill adapter for easy recharging from a scuba tank. Price: $299; spareair.com

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