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November 2022    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 37, No. 11   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Equipment Checks to Prepare for Diving

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Dear Undercurrent,

Dan Orr's article on dive safety mentioned the importance of a pre-dive checklist. I was in the oil industry for all my career, and safety was (and is) Job #1. The issue of complacency and the use of checklists ring true to me. We fought complacency and loved checklists. (Have to keep them as simple as possible, though.)

I'd like to develop my own pre-dive checklist but would like to benefit from work done by others. Can you share a checklist or two that might help me develop my own pre-dive checklist?

- Kevin McCarter (Golden Oak, FL)

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Dear Kevin

We sure can. Our Senior Editor John Bantin suggests these items to review before setting off. These are in addition to the buddy check you might do before actually diving. (You will need a filled scuba tank for this):...

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