Otovent Dive

You have no frame of reference to judge how a piece of equipment should fit, or how your body reacts under pressure, such as your ears. You must learn to clear your ears early, often and gently when you scuba dive. This puts far less strain on your ears than dropping a few metres, and then trying to do a hard clear.

Personal Safety at Sea: Communicating with the Dive Boat

The Iridium Extreme lets one send an SMS text message, at set time intervals, with exact location coordinates to anyone, from anywhere on the planet. Photo courtesy of the manufacturer.

One of the things close to everyone’s thoughts is diver safety. We spend good money on quality dive gear and prudently have it frequently serviced and maintained, as this equipment will be sustaining our lives while underwater. But what about when we are on the surface? Just how many of us really do think about getting lost at sea?