Scuba diving is a popular recreational sport. And diving does include elements of risk. The risk involved includes potential injury to your body (both inside and outside) – and even the threat of death.
I’m fond of the saying: “It doesn’t matter how many mistakes you make in life. As long as you eventually learn from the mistakes you make.” I don’t remember whom I heard that from. But I do believe it’s valuable knowledge to own. Stumbling, and falling, often is how we learn to walk.
But screwing up while you’re underwater is a little different. A diver doesn’t always get a second chance to correct his careless mistakes.
During basic training to earn your certification as a diver you hear all about the potential dangers to your health that you might experience while diving. You also learn how to avoid, and recover from, threatening situations when they happen.
Diver safety training is very serious. And to approach it with a “who cares” attitude means you’ll dive once after you get your C-card (certification card for diving). But you may dive only that one time.
Here are a few of the mistakes divers make while they’re scuba diving that I recommend you keep in mind for your dive outings. And rehearse them before each dive.