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    This is a statement in which you are informed of the established safe diving practices for skin and scuba diving. These
    practices have been compiled for your review and acknowledgement and are intended to increase your comfort and safety
    in diving. Your signature on this statement is required as proof that you are aware of these safe diving practices. Read and
    discuss the statement prior to signing it. If you are a minor a parent or guardian must also sign this form.

    1. Maintain good mental and physical fitness for diving. Avoid being under the influence of alcohol or
    dangerous drugs while diving. Keep proficient in diving skills, striving to increase them through continuing
    education and reviewing them in controlled conditions after a period of diving inactivity.

    2. Be familiar with the dive sites. If not, obtain a formal diving orientation from a knowledgeable local source. If diving conditions are worse than those in which I am experienced, postpone diving or select and alternate
    site with better conditions. Engage only in diving activities consistent with my training and experience. Do
    not engage in cave diving unless specifically trained to do so.

    3. Use complete, well-maintained, reliable equipment with which I am familiar and inspect it for correct fit and
    function prior to each dive. Deny use of my equipment to uncertified divers. Always have a buoyancy control
    device and submersible pressure gage when scuba diving. Recognize the desirability of an alternate air
    source and a low-pressure buoyancy control inflation system.

    4. Listen carefully to dive briefings and directions and respect the advice of those supervising my dive activities.

    5. Adhere to the buddy system throughout every dive. Plan dives, including communications, procedures for
    reuniting in case of separation, and emergency procedures with my buddy.

    6. Be proficient in dive table usage. Make all dives no decompression dives and allow a margin of safety. Have
    a means to monitor depth and time underwater. Limit maximum depth to my level of training and experience.
    Ascend at a rate of not more than 30 feet/ 9 meters per minute.

    7. Maintain proper buoyancy. Adjust weighting at the surface for neutral buoyancy with no air in my buoyancy
    control device. Maintain neutral buoyancy while underwater. Be buoyant for surface swimming and resting.
    Have weights clear for easy removal, and establish buoyancy when in distress while diving.

    8. Breathe properly for diving. Never hold breath or skip breath when breathing compressed air, and avoid
    excessive hyperventilation when breath hold diving. Avoid overexertion while in and under water and dive
    within my limitations.

    9. Use a boat, float or other surface support station whenever feasible.

    10. Know and obey local diving laws and regulations, including fish, game and dive flag laws.

    I have read the above statements and have had any questions answered to my satisfaction. I understand the importance and purposes of these established practices. I recognize they are for my own safety and well being, and that failure to adhere to them can place me in jeopardy when diving.


    This release may be used against you in a court of law if you sue any released party or person.

    Please read carefully and check each paragraph before submitting.

    I, , hereby affirm that I have been advised and thoroughly
    informed of the inherent hazards of skin diving and scuba diving.

    It is the intention of: , by this instrument to exempt and
    release my instructors any and all DNS, the facility through which I receive my instruction/recreational diving, DNS and international PADI Inc., and all related entities as defined above, from all liability or responsibility whatsoever for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death however caused, including, but not limited to the negligence of the released parties, whether passive or active. I have fully informed myself of the contents of this liability release and express assumption of risk by reading it before I signed it on behalf of my heirs and myself.