Hand Signals

This page lists of the various symbols in the Hand Signals group.

Hand signals are generally used when visibility allows, and there are a range of commonly used signals, with some variations. These signals are often also used as an alternative by professional divers

Symbols in this group:

air leaking

There is air leaking from your equipment.

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Are you OK? or I am OK!

Are you OK? or I am OK!

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Ascend or I'm going up

Ascend, or I am going up

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Boat

The diver hand signal for boat is hands cupped together.

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Buddy Up

Get with your buddy.

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Come and get me as soon as you can

Come and get me as soon as you can, but not an emergency.

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Cramp

I have a cramp.

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Cut

Cut the line.

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Danger

Danger in that direction

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Descend

I'm going down.

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Emergency!

Emergency! Help me now

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Entangled

Line, Line tangle or Cutting the line

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Give me air now

Give me air now

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Hold on to each other

Hold on to each other - Maintain physical contact

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I am on reserve

I am on reserve or I am on bailout gas or I am low on gas

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I can't clear this ear

I can't clear this ear

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I don't know

I don't know

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I'm ok

I'm ok surface symbol

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Level off

Level off at this depth

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Raised Fist

The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a symbol of solidarity and support.

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Silt

Silt, or Silting

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Slow Down

Take it easy, Relax or Slow down

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Something is wrong

Something is wrong

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Think

Think. or remember.

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Time up

Time up - time to turn the dive and start heading back

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Turn

Turn or terminate the dive

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Which Direction?

Which direction?

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Who will lead, who will follow

Who will lead, who will follow

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