scuba diving hands signal

Difficulties in water communication for divers are due to the lack of sound for the transmission of information and the inability to express facial expressions. However, there is a system for international dive gestures that allows you to communicate in the underwater world, describe typical situations, organize “water communication”.

The underwater language is the result of development of the gestures used on land. However, unlike land-based gestures, the movements in the water must be clearer, as this is the only way to communicate and the messages sent must be unambiguous to avoid misunderstanding the information.

These signs of communication are known as “dive gestures”. Here are some of the most applicable dive gestures.

diving gestures