Scuba Diving Illness - Treatment and Transport by the Lifeguard

TitleScuba Diving Illness - Treatment and Transport by the Lifeguard
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsStonier, JC
Conference NameInternational Medical-Rescue Conference
Date Published09/1997
PublisherInternational Life Saving Federation
Conference LocationSan Diego, California, USA
Call Number28
Other Numbers247

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.