EbookLike all adventure sports, scuba diving comes with risk, but with proper preparation, these can be minimized. In today’s evolving diving world, it is important to have an up-to-date safety and rescue resource—Scuba Diving Safety. This vital reference arms serious and advanced divers with buddy and self-rescue techniques, first aid advice, and safety recommendations for virtually any type of dive location or scenario. Novice divers can benefit from real-life scenarios and lessons learned while diving.
Through this easy-to-understand guide, scuba enthusiasts will learn about the full range of dive environments and safety precautions. They will find rescue techniques for surface and underwater situations, open-water resuscitation, and removing a diver from water. Included are strategies for avoiding and surviving entanglements, currents and dams, overhead environments, faulty or damaged equipment, and dangerous marine life.
Veteran dive instructors and safety personnel Dan Orr and Eric Douglas share real-life situations and resolutions that bring instruction to life and make Scuba Diving Safety an essential resource for anyone involved in underwater exploration.
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Table of ContentsSafety Planning
Chapter 1. Safety and Prevention
Chapter 2. Equipment Use and Maintenance
Chapter 3. Emergency Assistance Plans and Evacuation
Chapter 4. Emergency Recognition and Prevention
Chapter 5. Missing Diver Search
Chapter 6. Surface Rescue Techniques
Chapter 7. Underwater Rescue Techniques
Chapter 8. Open-Water Resuscitation
Chapter 9. Towing and Removal From Water
Chapter 10. Dry-Land Resuscitation
Chapter 11. Diving First Aid
Special Environments and Situations
Chapter 12. Currents and Dams
Chapter 13. Overheads and Entanglements
Chapter 14. Dangerous Marine Life
Chapter 15. Freediving