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SCUBA Education & Training

Specialty Course: Waves, Tides & Currents

Understanding the Diver's Environment

Water motion can have a tremendous effect on the diver. In fact, the sea can be a hostile environment to a person who is not prepared. But with proper training and a little bit of common sense you can deal with the problems of moving water and enjoy diving to its fullest. This course will cover:

  • The cause and formation of waves and surf
  • Measuring waves
  • Surf entries and exits
  • Boat diving in currents
  • Diving in rip or longshore currents
  • Using a tide table
  • Ebb and flood currents