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Scuba Diving Accidents

When you undergo training for your scuba diving certification, you trust your instructors to provide you with safe, functional equipment and accurate training. Failure to do so may cause you to enter hazardous or even deadly situations. Unfortunately, tragic scuba diving accidents do occur, and due to the environment the victims are in when engaged in this activity, even minor mistakes could cost them their lives.

Causes of Scuba Diving Accidents

When future scuba divers go through the training courses necessary to be granted certification, they should be taught the risks associated with scuba diving and the measures necessary to avoid them. Malfunctioning equipment, failure to adhere to safety measures, and inexperience are all contributing factors to dangerous scuba accidents. In addition, it is quite dangerous to dive alone. Divers should also have been taught what marine organisms to avoid, such as jellyfish and stingrays. Lastly, they should know to survey the dive site for temperature and depth before submerging themselves.

These are all precautions that students should be taught by instructors in their training courses. If your instructor failed to provide you with the appropriate information to safeguard you against scuba risks and accidents, then you may be able to confront that individual in a legal setting, should you suffer a scuba injury.

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If you would like to learn more about scuba diving accidents and who holds responsibility during one of these unfortunate incidents, contact the Jacksonville personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie today at 904-296-1088.

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