Fair Oaks Ranch Wildlife Removal throughout the globe get lost at sea and a few end up dying or not found. Most these divers sign up for a diving trip on a tour ship and due to inexperience, lack of common sense, negligence and just plain bad luck are exposed to the worse encounter in their lives.
The thing is that in a third world country the tour boat operator might be less worried about the divers safety than keeping on schedule. And in case you’ve got a problem there aren’t any lawyers that will sue somebody.
Basically you are on your own or if you’re diving with someone then it’s very important that you look out for each other during the dive. I did a dive in the Bahamas a couple of years ago and while clearing my ears upon the adequate that the dive master and three divers disappeared by the time I got to the bottom. In reality I never saw the dive master again until he surfaced forty minutes later. Luckily I had my buddy watching out for me and waiting for me until I descended!
If you Google lost scuba divers you’ll be amazed at the number of lost divers and some of the tragic stories that ended in death. So what is a diver supposed to do to stop you or your dive buddy getting lost in the middle of the sea?
Common sense is your first and foremost rule of thumb! Do not wander off, be conscious of where the dive master is at all times, keep your eye on your other fellow divers, be aware of the strong currents which can move you at over 5 mph, when you surface deploy your BC and search for the dive boat and other divers, have a signaling light or safety light with you.
Obviously there will be situations where you will end up in trouble but the key point is not to panic! Especially if you get to the surface and you are not able to find the dive boat or other fellow sailors. This can also happen if the swells and waves are over four feet high and because you are floating low in the water that the ship actually might be a hundred yards away and not be able to see you.
If you panic you won’t be able to think clearly and you’ll waste precious energy. Time is against you because if there are powerful currents they will be moving you farther and farther away from your starting point and you’ll begin losing heat despite wearing a wet suit. Another aspect to consider is if you are floating in the ocean you will need drinking water long before you need food and sunlight will burn you.
Some basic precautions may improve your odds for survival. They’ve an inflatable signal devise that might be useful but where do you maintain it is the question. Another solution that is more helpful at dusk and at night is a signal light that obviously needs to be waterproof and durable.
Presently there are a number of lights on the marketplace that will offer some help based on the color of the light, duration of the lighting, flashing or solid colour, depth capacity of the light, size of the security light and durability.
Based on basic physics that the most visible light either underwater or on top is a white flashing led light. Many of the lights which are supposed to be visible are strong and in various colors.
My taste is a water activated light that is bright white and flashing. There is a new firm called diver Realtors that sells two different types of lights that can literally last more than a 150 hours of continuous usage. Better than many of the others that rely on alkaline batteries which at most will burn for only thirty hours which is just over a day and probably not long enough in most cases.
A Few of the lights on the market are the Trident Led Light Stick, the Trident Mini Flashing Light, the \watertight Scuba Diving Strobe, the I Torch Firefly, the Princeton Tec Aqua Strobe, the Tek Tite Led Strobe, the Dive Buddy locator and the Diver Snorkel Beacon Light. These lights vary from ten dollars up to sixty five dollars and some are plain crap and others are extremely well made.
Personally I prefer the water triggered safety dive lights as they can last for over a hundred dives and not just make you visible on top of the water they’ll make you visible to the dive master and fellow divers underwater.
Dive safely and revel in the ocean!
Diver Saver products can save your life if you are lost in the sea