In all the years I have been diving and teaching I get this question asked a lot. My answer is simple YES but, (I know there is always a “BUT”), you have to receive good training!
I recently looked as some statistics published by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office. In the year 2020 the total number scuba diving fatalities only total 6. Think about that for a moment, ONLY 6.
How many scuba dives were made in Los Angeles County in 2020? Let’s take a guess..ummmm..10,0000-20,000 or even 100,000? I don’t know, but only 6 fatalities. On a summer weekend, Casino Point-Catalina Island, has approximately 300+ divers who do an average of 2-3 dives a day. Do the math. It seems the risk is very low compared to other sports.
Los Angeles County also posted 2020 scuba diving injuries statistics within the County. They totaled a little over 100. Again, looking at how many dives were made in Los Angeles County, the ratio is very, VERY low.
ASK YOURSELF, “IS SCUBA DIVING SAFE”? You be the judge.
My passion for diving started in 1972 when I was a very young teenager. I still have that same passion today, many, MANY years later. Why? Every dive I make is like my first, the underwater world is INCREDIBLE!
To be safe in this sport, you must receive good training. There are many, professionals who teach and provide good training. All of us at ALOHA DIVE are part of that group of professionals within the dive industry.
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