Cold water diving is not the best concept for everyone out there. But for some, cold water brings the best visibility, solitude, and a very unique aquatic environment.
Diving in bodies of water known to hold contaminants can be dangerous and problematic. Planning must go into operations of this type and all parties should look for potential hazards and risks to mitigate problems.
The truth about ice diving operations is that they are very similar to standard public safety dives, with the addition of problematic factors.
The following are sensible suggestions of things divers should never do, based entirely on common sense.
What happens when the old hats take over? Does this mean that once you become the boss the busy work goes away?
Divers of all types have begun to find value in this type of configuration and the industry has supported the innovation.
For an individual who has not been diving in a while, the return to the water can be both exciting and nerve wracking. Anxiety and concern over what has been forgotten, or what may happen, can get to the nerves of anyone.
One of the easiest ways to have a better experience underwater is by streamlining our gear and our bodies.
Each of these instances shows how normal dive activities can still create circumstances in which a diver may become fearful. The reality is that we as divers must train to remain calm and to develop skill sets that help us to recognize and eliminate problems.
When a public safety dive team is called to perform tasks at altitude, altitude factors associated with dive planning and profiles must be considered.