What unusual dive signals have you had to use and why?

+1 vote
asked Feb 12, 2018 in Scuba Diving by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Self made handsignals Are interesting and fun.

4 Answers

+2 votes
answered Feb 21, 2018 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
My buddy and I were diving in the Gulf of Mexico and when we got to the bottom, the silt got really bad, created a huge silt cloud making the visibility horrible... had to somehow communicate to my buddy that we need to get around the slit cloud and hover so we don't stir up more silt... used a fist as the "cloud" and my other hand going around it, and thankfully they were able to understand what I meant lol. Sometimes I feel like me and my buddy should learn actual sign language... that would make things a lot easier lol
+2 votes
answered Mar 5, 2018 by Davidb (1,816 points)
So my wife taught me the alphabet in sign language. Took about a week. It’s slow, it’s cumbersome, but if you forget your dive slate, and really need to get something technical out, it’s invaluabe.
+1 vote
answered Feb 15, 2018 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
Hahah, well they are usually inappropriate, but we do have some fun under the water with them.
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answered Aug 4, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
Most dive masters want to know how much air you have, 1500, 1000, and up with 500. So, understand these. Being able to signal for a Turtle, a shark, or any other interesting observation.
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