Increase in drowning incidents a concern for the WC department
Departmental Assistant Director Darren Francis said a diving accident can leave a person with serious injuries.
Since the festive season started 13 people have drowned in the province.
Francis said many neck injuries can be prevented if they dive with their feet first.
The department is appealing to the public to be cautious and to dive in feet first and for parents to supervise their children when swimming.