Underwater Communication for Recreational Scuba Divers
Proficiency in underwater communication is not only a vital part of scuba diving training, it also makes diving a much more enjoyable and safer experience. Scuba Diving Hand Signals intends to support beginning recreational scuba divers in learning underwater communication via hand signals. More than 240 commonly used gestures are illustrated and grouped into eight categories:
Underwater wildlife signals are supplemented with images of each indicated animal and useful information about its features, distribution, and human interactions.
A quiz option makes learning sign language fun and lets you track your learning progress.
The App is available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 8.0 or newer.
Travelling without a smartphone? Scuba Diving Hand Signals is also available as paperback book.
The hand signals are partly available online. Check out divingsignals.org.
Scuba Diving Hand Signals attempts to provide a collection of underwater signals used by most divers. However, I am well aware that not all divers use the same signals and chances are that you won't agree with all of the signals presented here. So if you like to see signals added or changed in the next release, drop a note. Your feedback is welcome!