The 10 Commandments of Scuba Diving

Moses brought the 10 commandments to lead his fellow believers, the Muslims have their book called Quran, now, we give you the Decalogue of Scuba Divers to obey and live by for the rest of your diving life.


The 10 Commandments of Scuba Diving

1. Thou shall check your diving gear

For a pre-dive scuba gear check shall be embedded in your life as a diver. Your life depends on the condition of your gear when you’re underwater, thou shalt not forget thy first rule.


The 10 Commandments of Scuba Diving

2. Thou shall not hold your breath

Holding thy breath when you change depth even a little may cause grave injuries resulting to lung over-expansion. Again, never hold your breath at any times. Never.


The 10 Commandments of Scuba Diving

3. Thou shall respect marine life

As the highest form of animal, you shall be ashamed if you dare to hurt or even touch the creatures living underwater in their own territory.


The 10 Commandments of Scuba Diving

4. Thou shall not exceed your dive limit

For you shall admit that your capabilities have a limit and resist the temptation to dive beyond. A wonderful gift such as scuba diving shall not be exhausting.


The 10 Commandments of Scuba Diving

5. Thou shall have a buddy system

For two tanks are better than one. Solo diving practice might be slowly gaining acceptance but it carries great potential risks, dive with a buddy at all times.


The 10 Commandments of Scuba Diving

6. Thou shall not skip safety stops

For you have to take a pause at about 15ft for a minimum of three to five minutes to fine-tune thy buoyancy before ascending in the surface.


The 10 Commandments of Scuba Diving

7. Thou shall master perfect buoyancy

For there are skills you have to be a master of and this one shall be on top of your priority list.


The 10 Commandments of Scuba Diving

8. Thou shall not litter

For the ocean or any coast shall not suffer for human’s thoughtless littering. Out of all the people, you know how important it is to keep the oceans safe and clean.


The 10 Commandments of Scuba Diving

9. Thou shall plan your dive

For you did not hear this a hundred times from your instructor for nothing. Planning is the tiny wall between an amazing and an ugly diving experience.


The 10 Commandments of Scuba Diving

10. Thou shall not forget your diving computer

For you have to keep track of your depth and duration of your dive, this accessory shall never be forgotten.


Keep these scuba diving commandments with you all the time and your diving journey shall be no other than fine.


 

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