Keeping safe at the coast: tombstoning

Advice from MCA about the dangerous diving practice of 'tombstoning'.


Tombstoning: safety advice

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Safety advice from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) about ‘tombstoning’ and its possible life-threatening effects.