The Buddy System In The Open Water

The Buddy System In The Open Water


Chip Carrigan provided reason for keeping the Buddy System in the open water and avoid solo, unescorted open water swims:

In scuba diving (PADI & SSI), solo diving is highly discouraged. Since 1989, there were at least 538 fatalities where it was clear divers were either intentionally diving solo, or became separated from a buddy and were alone.”


Additionally, visit here to see a bite from a harbor seal. The wound was incurred by an open water swimmer in San Francisco during a swim 400 yards offshore. Please note this is a graphic wound before clicking on the link.

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