Common Factors

What are the most common factors contributing to diver fatalities?:

The top three root causes leading to diver fatalities (DAN Diving Fatalities Workshop Report) are:

1.Pre-existing disease or pathology in the diver

2. Poor buoyancy control

3. Rapid ascent/violent water movement


  1. It is also now known that Steve was sent down without an assigned dive buddy. Also there are NO rules and regulations for Recreational diving.

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