Many commercial divers are unaware of the dangers of diving in polluted water. Some bodies of water don't appear polluted, yet have high levels of biological or chemical contamination. Divers also sometimes mistakenly believe the water itself will dilute the hazard to a low level.
If you're like most divers you probably don't give a lot of thought to your personal equipment on a day-to-day basis. If your helmet or drysuit worked as it should on your last dive, you can usually assume that it will work properly on the next dive.
· Scuba Diving
Over the course of the past 20 years I have had the opportunity to investigate the cause of a number of commercial diving accidents.
Nothing is more tragic than the death or serious injury of a diver, especially when the accident could have been easily prevented. In most diving accident cases where I have consulted, there are usually multiple mistakes made by both the diver and the dive team.
In the world of commercial diving, there are numerous types of diving accidents that can occur all too easily, especially if a diving contractor or diver becomes careless. However, in a mature industry such as ours, in most cases we know the pitfalls and how to avoid becoming a statistic.