Scuba Diving Hand Signals

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Effective underwater communication is necessary for the safe and efficient conduct of any recreational or training-related scuba dive. The most convenient and reliable method of communication between divers is through the use of standardized hand signals.

Short and long-form, this document displays how divers exchange hand signals to give each other instructions, provide information on the dive, and indicate their condition. The signals employed by divers to increase the efficiency of their dives are natural signals, local signals, and those created for special circumstances.

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Scuba Hand Signals

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