Words of Advice for Divers and Dive-Curious People
SCUBA diving is a wonderful hobby that people routinely safely enjoy with the proper training, conditioning, and application of common sense. The choice on whether you should be diving at a particular dive site at a particular time depends on many factors including but not limited to: 1) your skill level, 2) your current physical condition, 3) your equipment, 4) environmental and site conditions, 5) and other factors not listed. You must make your own judgment about the diveability of any particular site or situation. No one else should or can make that determination for you. You can use references such as SCUBA websites (such as this one), SCUBA magazines, local dive shops, dive professionals hired to guide you at a specific site, dive buddies and SCUBA friends, and other resources but you remain ultimately responsible for your own safety. This is the nature of SCUBA diving. You and only you must decide if it is safe for you to don your gear and enter the water. Only when you have total confidence in your decision to enter the water and dive safely should you go forward and proceed with your SCUBA diving endeavors.
SCUBA diving is a real joy and pleasure for us and if you are reading this, no doubt you also love to go diving. It is a fun hobby that can enrich your life and bring you closer to the natural world. Please dive responsibly.
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As one of our friends once said:
Don’t be an idiot in the park.
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