- Shark: hold the side of your hand against your forehead.
- Hammerhead: place your fists on either side of your head.
- Turtle: place one hand on top of the other and rotate your thumbs.
- Manta ray: flap both of your arms like you’re flying.
How do you say OK in scuba diving?
- Make an ‘O’ shape with your thumb and pointer finger with the other three fingers out.
- This ok sign is one of the most basic signs in scuba diving and let’s your buddy know that you are all good. You can also use this sign to check on your buddy and ask if they are OK too.
What does a fist mean in diving?
”Low on Air”
How to do it: Hold a closed fist against your chest. While it’s not normally used to indicate an emergency, the “Low on Air” signal is an important one as it helps you inform other divers that you have started using up your tank pressure reserve.
Why hand signals in scuba diving is important?
First and foremost, signaling is necessary to communicate intentions and give direction, such as whether to go up or down. Hand signals also help to maintain safety during a dive. One might ask their dive buddy if they’re okay, how much air they have, or signal a problem.