Dive Slate: Stay Safe On Board
Scuba Diver|Issue 05 - 2020(119)
When preparing for a dive, safety is at the top of the list – checking gear, learning potential site hazards and discussing procedures with your divemaster or buddy.

Practising safety on board the boat is also important – nobody wants to miss out on a dive due to a mishap on the boat before the dive even starts. Watch for these common causes of injuries, and take steps to avoid them.

TRIPS, SLIPS AND FALLS

Trips and falls are a common hazard, but you can easily avoid them by following these few simple tips.

• Keep your gear stowed and appropriately secured.

• Always watch for possible trip or slip hazards (especially in wet storage areas).

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