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Weather & Tides

Survive the Dive

Weather & Tides

Always check the weather and tide conditions in advance of departing the dock.

NUMEROUS HIGH QUALITY WEATHER AND TIDES SOURCES AID GOOD DECISION MAKING FOR THE EXPERIENCED SKIPPER OR GUIDE. PRE-TRIP CHECKS VIA THE INTERNET OR OTHER SOURCE SHOULD ALWAYS BE SUPPLEMENTED BY UP-TO-THE-MINUTE INFORMATION VIA A VHF RADIO.

Even in circumstances where independently neither the wind or the tide appears problematic to your dive these two natural forces can combine to produce a serious threat to diver safety.

Wind pushing against the tidal flow often produces dangerously unpredictable conditions for a vessel and for divers on or near the surface.  Wind running in the same direction as the tide can make it extremely difficult to return a vessel.

Experience is the key to anticipating the effect and specific set of weather and tide parameters with have on a dive location.

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