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Singapore Underwater Federation (SUF)
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Singapore 469277
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CMAS President Anna Arzhanova andSecretary GeneralHassen Baccouche, went to Singapore from April 10 to 15, 2014 invited by Singapore’s Federation (SUF). SUF invited all CMAS Representatives to Singapore too.Read More..

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General
Each diver shall judge if the dive conditions are suitable. It is the diver’s responsibility to abort the dive if he/she deems that the dive conditions exceed his/her personal or training limit. However, if the diver is
inexperienced, the dive master must provide advice as appropriate.
Each diver shall ensure that he/she is medically, physically and mentally fit to dive. A dive site briefing must be conducted and shall include: name of site, general description, site map, expected depth, maximum depth in area, bottom characteristics, tides and currents, contingency plan, particular risks (e.g. traffic congestion, limited visibility, local dangerous marine life, etc). It should also include a description of the entry / exit plan for the dive site, including the method, techniques and hazards.

SAFE PRACTICES
Preparation
Stay fit and healthy to dive safely. If this is your first time, or if you have not been diving for a long time, or if you are over 45 years of age, it is recommended that you undergo a pre-dive medical assessment which will include a general health screen, focusing on examination of your heart, lungs, and ears. If you are a trained diver, maintain your skills and refresh your knowledge if you have not dived for a long time.
When diving in a new area, do your research and understand the unique conditions of the area in that particular season. Service your equipment regularly and inspect it before diving.
Purchase a reliable diving medical insurance that will cover your transport and treatment expenses should you need treatment for a medical emergency.

Pre-dive
Make sure you’re feeling well, both physically and mentally, before you dive. Check the weather forecast before diving and do not dive in poor conditions or if bad sea conditions are anticipated. Plan your dive
with your buddy and always plan for no decompressions diving. Dive conservatively and stay well within the limits of dive computers and tables. Be prepared for emergencies and have local emergency contact information on hand.

Diving
Always begin dives against the current, if possible. Equalise your pressure early and regularly. Stay with your buddy throughout the dive and be alert. Pace yourself and avoid over-exertion to the point of breathlessness. Always stay well inside the limits of your dive computer or tables.
Ascend slowly, do a safety stop, look up and listen before you break the surface. Plan to exit the bottom with a minimum of 35bars/500psi of air remaining in your cylinder.

Post Dive Advice
Ensure adequate rest and hydrate yourself with water after each dive. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption as alcohol has a dehydrating effect. Avoid strenuous physical activity between dives as this has been associated with an increased risk of deocmpression sickness. It is also recommended that you wait at least 24 hours after your last dive before taking a flight, to minimise your risk of developing decompression sickness.

Enjoy your diving but be responsible and be prepared.

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