Stingray stings are very rarely fatal. In fact, there have been fewer than 30 stingray-related fatalities that have ever been recorded! The few fatal stings are generally the result of the barb piercing someone’s heart, as happened with Steve Irwin, or as a result of the puncture wound getting infected.
Anyone who has taken an advanced scuba course is familiar with the term “nitrogen narcosis,” but what exactly does it mean, and how can it affect you? Read More at: http://scubadiverlife.com/2016/05/10/recognizing-and-addressing-nitrogen-narcosis/
Here are 20 common scuba diving hand signals. This guide is not intended as a comprehensive dictionary to all scuba diving hand signals, but simply an overview of some of the most commonly used underwater hand signs. You will notice that I have purposefully omitted hand signals to communicate tank pressure. I have omitted these signals because divers use such a variety of signals to communicate tank pressure that to state a "standard" signal would be more confusing than helpful. Be sure to review how you will communicate tank pressure with you dive buddies before your dives.
Fish Toxins that can make us very ill! v/r rick
This was a freak accident, but preventable. No flag and at least the article does not mention her dive buddy. v/r r2
PS If you are planning to go out anywhere during this week's Sportsman Lobster Hunt please be extremely careful. Over the past few years there are usually 1-2 divers that perish trying to get a few crustaceans. v/r r2
Not sure what happened here other than a vibrant young lady died while diving in 34' of water. This is insane, but lack of experience, panic, medical issue, etc along with a scuba instructor that lost sight of his student played into this tragedy. v/r rick