Ocean Diver - Pool Training

OS1 - Being Underwater

  1. SEEDS brief
  2. Fit and use mask, fins and snorkel – in standing depth
    • Enter into shallow water, without equipment
    • Demist mask
    • Fit mask
    • Secure snorkel
    • Breathe through snorkel, face submerged, static
    • Flood/clear snorkel by exhaling, static
    • Fit fins
    • Practise finning on back
    • Practise finning on front
    • Flood/clear snorkel, face submerged, while finning
    • Remove fins
    • If needed, exit water
  3. Fit and use scuba – in standing depth
    • Fit weight belt
    • Fit scuba equipment
    • Quick but thorough buddy check
    • Refit mask
    • If needed, enter into shallow water, wearing scuba kit
    • Breathe from demand valve, standing depth
    • Use hand signals
    • Fit fins, standing depth
  4. Buoyancy control – in standing depth
    • Demonstrate BC controls, on the surface
    • Swim on back with BC inflated, on the surface
    • Swim on front with BC inflated, on the surface
    • Monitor instruments
    • Descend and adjust for neutral buoyancy, kneeling
    • Adjust buoyancy lying flat
    • Hover clear of bottom
    • Check trim
    • Swim at constant depth, develop finning action
  5. Swimming underwater – in deeper water
    • Buoyancy adjustment with changing depth
    • Use hand signals
    • Practise swimming underwater
  6. Remove scuba – in standing depth
    • Remove fins
    • Remove weight belt
    • Remove scuba kit
    • Exit water
  7. Equipment care
  8. REAP debrief

OS2 - Basic Skills

  1. SEEDS brief
  2. Kit assembly
  3. Kit up and buddy check, dry run and entry
    • Fit weight belt
    • Fit scuba equipment
    • Buddy check
    • Dry run, demand valve clear by exhaling
    • Dry run, demand valve clear with purge button
    • Fit mask and regulator
    • Entry
    • Fit fins, standing depth
  4. Surface and underwater swimming, buoyancy control
    • Swim on back with BC inflated, on the surface
    • Swim on front with BC inflated, on the surface
    • Buoyancy check, standing depth
    • Swim underwater to deeper water
    • Consolidate underwater use of BC controls, deeper water
    • Mini ascent/descent, deeper water
    • Ascend to surface, deeper water
    • Descend to bottom, deeper water
    • Swim underwater to standing depth
  5. Mask and demand-valve clearing – in standing depth
    • Breathing without mask, nose submerged
    • Mask clearing, face partially submerged (no strap fitted)
    • Mask clearing, face submerged (no strap fitted)
    • Mask clearing, standing depth (no strap fitted)
    • Partial-flood mask clearing, standing depth (strap fitted)
    • Progressive-flood mask clearing, standing depth (strap fitted)
    • Full-flood mask clearing, standing depth (strap fitted)
    • Demand valve clearing by exhaling
    • Demand valve clearing with purge button
    • Switch to own AS demand valve
    • Demand-valve retrieval
    • Demand-valve retrieval and switch
    • Full demand-valve retrieval and clear
  6. Use of alternative supply – in standing depth
    • Underwater use of ‘out of gas’ signal
    • Use of AS, student as donor
    • Use of AS, student as recipient
  7. Exit and de-kit
    • Remove fins
    • Exit water
    • De-kit
  8. Equipment care
  9. REAP debrief

OS3 - Developing Skills

  1. SEEDS brief
  2. Kit up and buddy check, dry run and entry
    • Assemble scuba equipment
    • Carry out functionality checks
    • Kit up and buddy check
    • Dry run, action for BC inflator stuck open
    • Stride entry, into deeper water
  3. Buoyancy control and descent/ascent procedures
    • Demand valve and snorkel exchanges while surface swimming
    • Controlled descent into deeper water
    • Efficient underwater swimming (changing depth)
    • BC inflator stuck open
    • Mid-water hover
    • Controlled ascent and surfacing procedure
  4. Mask clearing – in deeper water
    • Partial-flood mask clearing, standing depth
    • Full-flood mask clearing, standing depth
    • Remove and replace mask, standing depth
    • Breathing from a free-flowing regulator, standing depth
    • Recap mask clearing, in deeper water
    • Partial-flood mask clearing, deeper water
    • Full-flood mask clearing, deeper water
    • Remove and replace mask, in deeper water
  5. Alternative-supply ascents – in deeper water
    • Static AS use, student as donor then recipient
    • AS ascent, student as recipient then donor
    • Surface actions, following AS ascent
  6. Exit from deeper water and de-kit
    • Remove fins
    • Exit water
    • De-kit
  7. Equipment care
  8. REAP debrief

OS4 - Beyond the basics

  1. SEEDS brief
  2. Kit up and buddy check, backward-roll entry
    • Assemble scuba equipment
    • Carry out functionality checks
    • Kit up and buddy check
    • Backward-roll entry, into deeper water
  3. Master basic skills
    • Controlled descent into deeper water
    • Adjust for neutral buoyancy
    • Buddy-diving techniques and monitor instruments
    • Efficient underwater swimming (changing depth)
    • Remove and replace mask, in deeper water
    • Remove and replace mask, place it down
    • Finning without mask
  4. Extend mobility skills
    • Surface snorkel swim in scuba kit
    • Controlled descent into deeper water
    • Frog kick
    • Forward rolls in deeper water
    • Ascent in buddy pairs from deeper water
  5. De-kit, in water, exit suitable for small boat
    • Swim to ‘boat’
    • Remove weights in water
    • Remove scuba in water
    • Enter boat
  6. Equipment care
  7. REAP debrief

OS5 - Safety Skills

  1. SEEDS brief
  2. Kit-up and buddy check, dry run, forward-roll entry
    • Assemble scuba equipment
    • Carry out functionality checks
    • Kit up and buddy check
    • Dry run, controlled buoyant lift
    • Forward-roll entry, into deeper water
  3. Master alternative-supply skills
    • Surface actions, following AS ascent
    • AS ascent, student as recipient then donor, with surface actions
    • Use of AS on horizontal swim
  4. Controlled buoyant lift
    • Self lift
    • Mini CBL
    • Full CBL
  5. Surface towing
    • Identify towing hold
    • Tow
    • Alternative holds
  6. Rescue with controlled buoyant lift
    • Surface actions
    • Initial underwater contact
    • Rescue CBL
    • Rescue CBL and surface tow
  7. Exit from deeper water and de-kit
    • Remove fins
    • Exit water
    • De-kit
  8. Equipment care
  9. REAP debrief

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Lutterworth Leicestershire Map

Crèche/Swimming Pool
Lutterworth Sports Centre

Tuesday 23 October 2018
19:30-22:00

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