Calling a Dive

Calling a dive is deciding that something isn’t right and – if necessary – returning to the surface. Sometimes dives call a dive while underwater, sometimes they call it before getting wet.

As a scuba diver, it’s important to remember that you always have the right to call a dive for any reason, no questions asked. This is a fundamental rule in scuba diving, and it’s one that every diver should be aware of.

Calling a dive is right that every diver has. It’s a decision that should never be questioned by another scuba diver. As a diver, you know your limits, and your condition, both physical and metal, better than anyone else. You know when you’re feeling uncomfortable or when something doesn’t feel right.

Calling a dive can be necessary for a variety of reasons.

  • Feeling unwell
  • Fatigued
  • Equipment malfunctions

Whatever the reason, it’s important to remember that your safety always comes first.

Wrap Up

Every diver in a group has the right to call a dive for any reason. Sometimes you call a dive when you are underwater and things aren’t feeling right. Sometimes you will call a dive sitting on the boat gearing up. I’ve been with dive buddies who called a dive as we were wading out into the beautiful waters of the Blue Heron Bridge because things weren’t right.

This decision should always be respected by the the divers dive buddy, and rest of the group. Remember to prioritize your safety and trust your instincts when it comes to calling a dive. Stay safe, stay happy, and dive confidently!

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