What is your biggest concern when diving a new site/location?

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asked May 14, 2018 in Scuba Diving by hurfish (3,024 points)

3 Answers

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answered May 15, 2018 by Davidb (1,816 points)
Understanding all of the variables. Terrain, sea life, vis, temp, tides, etc. it’s not just about the potential threats out there, it’s also about not missing the cool things that the locals know about... make sure you find someone who knows the area before you go!
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answered May 16, 2018 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I try to get a local orientation from a local dive shop when I dive in unfamiliar places. If you know what to expect, most of the concerns go away or at least you can be prepared for the unexpected.
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answered May 15, 2018 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Viability and depth. Plus currents. Denmark can be rough.
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