9 Inspect your gear as a team before diving and keep it tight pixabay -79606_1920.jpg

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“Pre-dive checks reduce the risk of diving with something out-of-sorts and tighten your buddy team at start of the dive,” Shreeves says. It’s important to secure gauges or alternate air sources properly, he adds. “‘Danglies’ get damaged, can be hard to locate in an emergency, waste air by causing drag and may beat up the environment.”