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Snorkling Hand Signal

Who will lead, who will follow.


Point at the diver who will lead and position that hand in front of the body. Point to the diver who will follow and then osition that hand behind the other,
indicating direction with both forefingers

Follo me

Boat


Cup hands together.

Boat

Danger


Make a clenched fist with one hand and extend arm in the direction of danger.

Denger

Danger


Clench both fists and cross arms in front of the body. May be followed by pointing at the ource
of danger.

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Come here.


Sweep hand toward the body in a beckoning motion.

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Level off at this depth.


With hand flat, palm down, fingers apart and thumb sticking out, move hand slowly back and forth horizontally.

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Ear(s) not clearing


Point to one ear with forefinger.

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Get with your buddy.


Make fists with both hands, forefingers
extended, and bring hands together.

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Go that way.


Make a fist with one hand, thumb extended and pointing in the direction that you wish to swim.

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Distress or help me


Wave hand quickly from a horizontal position to a position overhead. When in the orizontal position, hand may strike the water's surface.

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Hold hands.


Clasp both hands together.

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I am cold.


Cross arms in front of chest, grab upper arms with opposite hands to indicate chilling.

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I'm low on air.


Make a clenched fist with one hand and move hand inward toward the chest. Motion may be repeated several times to indicate urgency.

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I'm out of air.


With hand flat, fingers together, palm down, draw hand across the throat in a cutting motion.
Motion may be repeated several times to indicate urgency.

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Are you OK? or OK! (wearing gloves or mittens).


With thumb and forefinger make a circle, extending the three remaining fingers if possible.
Divers wearing mittens or thick gloves may not be able to extend the three remaining
fingers. In these circumstances use method shown here.

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Watch or look


Place the tips of the forefinger and middle finger against the mask lens. May be followed by another signal indicating direction in which to look or the
person to watch.

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Me or I


Point to yourself at chest height.

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Are you OK? or OK!

(on the surface, one hand occupied) Extend one arm overhead with fingertips touching top of head to make a large "O" shape. This method may be used if of one of the diver's hands is occupied.

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Are you OK? or OK!


With thumb and forefinger make a circle,
extending three remaining fingers if possible.

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Let's share air.


Using the fingers of the left hand, point towards the regulator or remove the regulator and point to the mouth. Motion may be repeated several times to indicate urgency.

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Take it easy or slow down.


With hand flat, palm down, slowly flex hand up and down repeatedly.

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Something is wrong.


With hand flat, palm down, fingers apart, thumb sticking out, rock hand back and forth on the axis of the forearm. May be followed by another signal indicating source of problem.

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Stop

Raise hand vertically, fingers together, palm facing the receiver. May be followed by another signal indicating reason for stopping.

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Go up or I'm going up.


Make a fist with one hand, thumb extended upward.
Upward movement of the hand indicates direction of travel.

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Go down or I'm going down.


Make a fist with one hand, thumb extended downward. Downward movement of the hand indicates direction of travel.

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Turn around.


Extend the forefinger of one hand vertically and rotate the hand in a circular movement.

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Are you OK? or OK! (on the surface at a distance)


Extend both arms overhead with fingertips touching above head to make a large "O" shape.

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Think or remember


Touch forehead with forefinger.

Think or remember

Which direction?


Make a fist with one hand, thumb extended, and rotate the hand through 180 degrees several times to indicate confusion regarding the intended direction of travel.

Which direction?

I don't know.


Position hands out to each side of the body with palms facing up and shrug shoulders to indicate confusion.

I don’t know.

Under, over or around


With palm down, use hand motion to indicate intended route to go under, over
or around an underwater formation.

With palm down, use hand motion to