Diver Rope Signals

We recommend using a "buoy line" system when boat diving, unless a shot line or anchor is used. Thus these rope signals are important to know.

Surface to Diver

Signal Surface Diver
One Pull Are you OK? I am OK
Two Pulls Stay put I am stationary
Three Pulls Go on down Going down
Four Pulls Come up Coming up
Continuous Pull Emergency, bringing you to surface Emergency, bring me to surface

 

Buddy Line

Signal Diver 1 Diver 2
One Pull Are you OK? I am OK
Two Pulls Stay put I am stationary
Three Pulls Move away from me  I am moving away from you
Four Pulls Come to me I am coming towards you

 
You never know when you are going to need these diving rope signals. Commit them to memory now.

The Scuba Doctor Air, Nitrox and Trimix Fills

Life's short. Dive hard.
— Old diver's proverb