|Title||Scuba Diving Illness - Treatment and Transport by the Lifeguard|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Conference Name||International Medical-Rescue Conference|
|Publisher||International Life Saving Federation|
|Conference Location||San Diego, California, USA|
Santa Catalina Island is just 26 miles off the Southern California coast and provides the SCUBA diving enthusiast with 52 miles of a variety of coastline diving conditions. Throughout most of the year the water is calm and clear, moderate in temperature and abounds with a variety of sea life. These conditions and a large population of SCUBA divers, just a short boat trip away, makes Catalina Island one of the most heavily utilized recreational dive areas in the country. Because of this volume of divers, SCUBA accidents happen and with regularity.