Joe G’s February, 2018 Safety Minute

Ascend Slowly

There are many scuba diving safety tips that help to make diving an easy and safe sport. But most important is to remain within the no-decompression limits and to ascend slowly on every dive.

The rule of thumb is to never ascend any faster than the tiniest bubble you're exhaling.

Do not swim directly to the surface from depth. Rather, on each and every dive you make, pause your ascent for a minute or two at 20 feet, and again at 10 feet to make preventative decompression stops.

Making a habit of these procedures will enable you to enjoy diving for many years to come!