How To Scuba – Beach Entry and Beach Exit Challenges [video]

As we all know there is more than one way to enter the surf when scuba diving. However, what would seem to be the simplest, the beach entry/ shore entry does take a bit of skill.

There are all types of shore lines from which to make your entry.  Each of these brings its own challenges as far as the surf to contend with as well.

There is the rocky shore entry which can be challenging just to cross as seen in the video below.

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Beach entry in a raging surf and rocky beach? Who knows what they were thinking here.

And these challenging rocky beach entries ….


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As important as the entry don’t forget about the exit…

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… I believe the following was to be a shore exit (hope he is ok)

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How to properly make a scuba diving shore entry and exit:

Scuba Professionals of Arizona do a great job of explaining what is involved with a proper scuba beach entry and exit technique involves.


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Additionally, a post on suggests that you select a landmark that you can use to locate your entry point at the end of the dive and that you time the incoming waves to select a lull in the surf before entering.

The following clip explains the importance of knowing, or should I say, being aware of often overlooked beach wave hazards.

“How to be Wave Safe: Hawaii Beaches” – YouTube video by usoceangov

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[Updated 9/1/2021]

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