Ocean Diver - Pool Training

OS1 - Being Underwater

  1. Briefing
  2. Entry into shallow water without equipment
  3. Fit and practice with mask, fins and snorkel - standing depth
    • Mask demisting/fitting
    • Method of securing snorkel
    • Breathing through snorkel, face submerged, static
    • Flood snorkel/clear by blowing (static, standing)
    • Fit fins, finning action on back and front
    • Flood/clear snorkel while finning, face submerged
    • Remove fins, mask & snorkel.
  4. Kit up with the SCUBA unit and carry out buddy check
  5. Breathing from a demand valve, standing depth
  6. Buoyancy control - standing depth
    • Inflate and deflate the BC on the surface, using the direct feed
  7. Swimming on the surface on the back, BC inflated - standing depth
    • Finning action
    • Attitude in the water
  8. Buoyancy check and swimming underwater - standing depth
    • Buoyancy check - fin pivot
    • Swim underwater
  9. Swimming underwater - to/in/from deeper water
    • Buoyancy adjustment with changing depth
    • Finning action and attitude control
  10. Remove equipment
  11. Exit from shallow water by ladder or wading
  12. Debriefing
  13. Equipment care

OS2 - Basic Skills

  1. Briefing
  2. Prepare SCUBA unit
    • Assembly
    • Functional Check
  3. Kitting up and buddy check
  4. Entry into shallow water
  5. Buoyancy check, standing depth
  6. Swimming on surface, BC inflated
    • On back, BC inflated
    • On front, breathing from demand valve, BC partially inflated
    • Swimming on surface changing from demand valve to snorkel
  7. Breathing without a mask, nose submerged, standing depth
  8. Retrieving demand valve and clear - standing depth
    • Demand valve clear - exhale, perform twice
    • Demand valve clear - purge button, perform twice
    • Retrieve demand valve and clear, perform twice
    • (Competence/confidence performance standard)
  9. Mask clearing, standing depth
    • Initial clear
    • Progressive flood
    • Remove & replace
  10. Use of alternative air source - standing depth
    • As donor
    • As recipient
  11. Swimming underwater to deeper water
  12. Controlled ascent and descent using BC - deeper water
    • 'Mini' ascent/descent
    • Ascent/descent
  13. Swimming underwater to standing depth
  14. Exit water by wading or via steps
  15. Remove SCUBA unit
  16. Debriefing
  17. Equipment care

OS3 - Developing Skills

  1. Briefing
  2. Preparing SCUBA unit
    • Assembly
    • Functional check
  3. Kit up and buddy check
  4. Entry into deeper water using stride entry
  5. Controlled descent into deeper water
  6. Swim underwater to standing depth
    • Finning action
    • Buoyancy control
  7. Mask clearing - recap in standing depth
    • Partial flood
    • Full flood
    • Remove & replace
  8. Breathing from a free flowing demand valve - standing depth
  9. Swim to deeper water
  10. Mask clearing in deeper water
    • Partial flood
    • Full flood
    • Remove & replace
    • (Competence/confidence performance standard)
  11. Use of alternative supply - deeper water
    • Static, as donor and recipient
    • AAS ascent, as donor and recipient
  12. Buoyancy control
    • BC inflator stuck open
    • Mid water hover
    • (Competence/confidence performance standard)
  13. Normal ascent from deeper water
  14. Deep water exit via ladder
  15. Debriefing
  16. Equipment care

OS4 - Beyond the Basics

  1. Briefing
  2. Prepare SCUBA unit
    • Assembly
    • Functional check
  3. Kit up and buddy check
  4. Entry into deep water using backward roll
  5. Make a controlled descent in deep water
  6. Mask clearing in deeper water
    • Remove & replace
  7. Finning without mask
  8. Forward rolls - deeper water
  9. Ascent in buddy pairs
  10. Remove SCUBA unit (and weights/belt) at surface and exit from deeper water
  11. Kit up in snorkelling equipment
  12. Enter deep water by forward roll
  13. Surface dives in deeper water
    • Surface dive/surfacing drill, repeat several times
    • Snorkel clearing - displacement method
    • Consolidation
    • (Competence/confidence performance standard)
  14. Exit as for a small boat
  15. Debriefing
  16. Equipment care
    • (Competence/confidence performance standard)

OS5 - Safety Skills

  1. Briefing
  2. Prepare SCUBA unit
    • Assembly
    • Functional check
    • (Competence/confidence performance standard)
  3. Kit up and buddy check
    • (Competence/confidence performance standard)
  4. Enter deep water using a forward roll
  5. Use of alternative supply - deeper water
    • AAS ascent, as both donor and recipient
    • (Competence/confidence performance standard)
  6. Towing a casualty - standing depth
    • Towing hold - static
    • Tow
  7. Controlled buoyant lift (CBL) - deeper water
    • 'Self' lift
    • 'Mini' CBL
    • CBL
    • 'Rescue' CBL
    • CBL and tow
    • (Competence/confidence performance standard)
  8. Deep water exit, via ladder
  9. Debriefing
  10. Equipment care