Provence & Côte d'Azur: The level of accidents is falling but it is still too high according to Nice University hospital
Diving accident toll rises
There have been fourteen diving related accidents between Menton and Mandelieu this year, and compared to last year's total of 36 accidents, the level seems to be falling. However, the Nice University Hospital continues to stress that this figure is still too high and accidents are avoidable.
The hospital has released information stating that men aged between 40 and 45 years old make up 80 per cent of all the diving accidents that it has treated this year, and two thirds of accidents have taken place outside of professional supervision. With this in mind, divers should continue to be vigilant when they dive and never stray from the strict codes of practice that are designed to keep them safe.
The latest incidents come amidst a run of accidents that have taken place on the Côte d'Azur this year. On 17th July, three divers were rushed to Nice University after their dive in Cap Martin and since the beginning of the year the hospital has welcomed tens of divers into its hyper boric treatment cntre.