In this advice video we’re gonna be going over the basic fundamental hand signals for scuba divers. These are based on American Sign Language, but most of them are quite regional, so talk with your instructor about the specific ones that you need to use.
This means okay and is used as a question and an answer.
There’s something wrong. Always point after this hand signal so that people will know what’s wrong.
Go up or ascend.
Go down or descend.
Level off or stay at this depth. This is good for your safety stops.
Which way? If you don’t know which way to go, use this hand signal.
Stop. Stay where you are or don’t do something.
Buddy, this can be used with where’s your buddy or get close to your buddy.
How much air do you have? Check your gauges.
And those are the fundamental hand signals that all scuba divers use. For more advice videos, check out our YouTube channel or to shop for your next scuba adventure head to our website.