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Safety Equipment - What do you take ?

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iocara every area has it's own particular neccessities for diving. being in scotland cold water and swift ocean currents with large possible wave action would be my first concern. unless you're diving in the locks.

something like hot cocoa or soup after a dive will help bring your temperature back up a little quicker. let somebody responsible know you are going to go diving and where and when you plan to return.

get the best weather forecast available for your area. KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS and abide by them. see what kind of info is available for the area you plan to dive try the local diveshop. keep tabs on your buddy and he you I refuse to dive with people that can't care less what happens to me. plan your dive and dive your plan.

the last thing your dive instructor needs is an inquiry as to how some of his or her former students died right after completing his course, so lean hard on them for info and be gracious enough to allow them to accompany you or tell you a particular area is to beyond your capabilities just yet.

most divers really care so don't be afraid to ask questions and that includes me as well.

best of luck in a sport I truly enjoy.

<400 dives.
I carry:
spare air
safety sausage
Gerber tool (knife, wire cutters and sevral useless tools but it was free)
signal mirror ( old CD )
I have on the boat:
First aid kit
spare parts
extra mask
cell phone
I carry a pony bail out bottle with independent reg, two whistles, a safety sausage, both the DiveAlert and MiniHammerhead (one for above and one for below water) run in tandem off their own low pressure hose, knife on bcd and foldup knife on lanyard in pocket, spare frameless mask....
and,,,,,i know a really good prayer.
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