Fit, Check and Signal with NZ Underwater Association
Water Safety New Zealand supports the Fit, Check and Signal grass-roots campaign run by NZ Underwater Association, to promote self-awareness, behavioural change and best practice for underwater divers. Applicable to all scuba divers and specifically those snorkeling or diving for food and the rapidly growing spearfishing community, this campaign is making divers aware of their obligations to be safe when diving.
Fit, Check and Signal promotes the importance of health and safety considerations, especially for older male divers and the need for gear maintenance and pre-dive equipment checks. In addition, key safety messages include:
Advise people where you are going diving and when you will return
Use dive signaling devices – signal location and post dive surfaces, or when in distress.
The social media video campaign will be supported in dive stores.