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PADI IDC and IE Quiz 4: Safety of Diving

Safety of Diving Quiz

  1. What is the most important rule in scuba diving to prevent decompression sickness?
    • A) Dive deep and ascend quickly
    • B) Never hold your breath
    • C) Always dive alone
    • D) Keep dive times short
  2. Before ascending, what safety procedure should divers always follow?
    • A) Safety stop at 5 meters/15 feet for 3 minutes
    • B) Inflate the BCD fully
    • C) Remove the weight belt
    • D) Swim directly upwards as fast as possible
  3. What is the recommended action if you encounter strong currents while diving?
    • A) Swim against the current
    • B) Ascend immediately
    • C) Stay close to the bottom and find shelter
    • D) Remove your gear to reduce resistance
  4. How often should you check your diving equipment?
    • A) Before every dive
    • B) Once a month
    • C) Only at the beginning of the diving season
    • D) Every year
  5. What is the primary purpose of a dive buddy?
    • A) To take photos
    • B) To help in case of emergencies
    • C) To carry extra gear
    • D) To navigate underwater
  6. What should you do if you experience ear pain while descending?
    • A) Continue to descend to equalize the pressure
    • B) Ascend slightly and try to equalize
    • C) Ignore the pain and continue the dive
    • D) Remove your mask and clear it
  7. Which of these is a sign of potential diving-related injury that requires immediate attention?
    • A) Hunger
    • B) Thirst
    • C) Dizziness or blurred vision
    • D) Cold fingers
  8. What is the most effective way to manage air consumption during a dive?
    • A) Swim fast to reduce dive time
    • B) Maintain neutral buoyancy
    • C) Use a smaller tank
    • D) Hold your breath intermittently
  9. In case of running out of air, what is the recommended procedure?
    • A) Ascend immediately without stopping
    • B) Use the buddy breathing technique with your dive partner
    • C) Stay at the bottom until help arrives
    • D) Remove your gear and swim to the surface
  10. What is the key to safe ascent after a dive?
    • A) Ascend no faster than your smallest exhaled bubbles
    • B) Ascend as quickly as possible
    • C) Stop every 5 meters for a 1-minute break
    • D) Ascend without exhaling

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