Sports Diver - Open Water Lessons

SO1 - Diver rescue

  1. SEEDS brief
  2. Kit up and buddy check
  3. Tow and RB - standing depth
    • Recap towing hold and RB technique - static standing depth
    • Recap hold and RB technique - static deep water
    • Tow - mobile
  4. Jettison of casualty's weightbelt/weights - standing depth
  5. Landing casualty onto a shelving shore - from standing depth
    • Kit removal
    • Landing casualty
    • Recovery position
  6. Kit up and buddy check
  7. Rescue - from 6m
    • Mini CBL
    • Complete rescue sequence
      • CBL
      • Secure casualty at surface
      • RB static for 1 minute
      • Tow for 25m
      • Remove equipment
      • Land casualty
      • Recovery position
  8. REAP debrief

SO2 - Use of Surface Marker Buoy (SMB)

  1. SEEDS brief
  2. Dry practice of SMB operation
  3. Kit up and buddy check
  4. Entry
  5. SMB use during exploratory dive to 15 - 20m
    • Descent
    • During dive
    • Monitor overhead for potential snag hazards
    • Use of buoy line as a buddy line
    • Vertical ascent
  6. Exit
  7. REAP debrief

SO3 - Simulated decompression dive

  1. SEEDS brief
  2. Dive planning
  3. Dry practice of distance line use
  4. Kit up and buddy check
  5. Entry into deep water
  6. Descent down shot line
  7. Exploratory dive using distance line
    • Securing line to shot weight
    • Outbound swim
    • Securing line at turning points
    • Time/ depth/gas management
    • Inbound swim
    • Prepare for ascent
  8. Ascent up shot line to 6m
  9. Simulated decompression stop for 3 mins.
  10. Ascent to surface
  11. Exit from deep water
  12. REAP debrief

SO4 - Compass navigation/DSMB deployment

  1. SEEDS brief
  2. Dry practice of compass use
    • Setting a bearing
    • Following a bearing
    • Estimating and controlling distance
    • Setting and following a reciprocal bearing
  3. Dry practice of DSMB use
  4. Kit up and buddy check
  5. Entry
  6. Compass use on surface
    • Setting and following a bearing
    • Estimating and controlling distance
    • Setting and following a reciprocal bearing
  7. Compass use underwater (2-6m)
    • Swim to destination object and return
    • Out and back swims
  8. Exploratory dive to a maximum of 20m, ending in approximately 10m
  9. DSMB deployment from bottom - 10m depth
    • Initial inflation
    • Main inflation and deployment
    • Ascent reeling in line
    • Practice decompression stop at 6m for 1 min
  10. Exit
  11. REAP debrief

SO5 - Dive leading/Basic skills review

  1. SEEDS brief
  2. Exploratory dive planning
    • Conditions
    • Route and navigation
    • Dive profile and decompression planning
    • Breathing gas management planning
  3. Kit up and buddy check
  4. Entry
  5. Skills review at 10m
    • Remove and replace mask
    • AS ascent
  6. Exploratory dive lead by student(s) - 15m
    • Buddy monitoring
    • Navigation
    • Depth/time and gas management
    • Ascent
  7. Weight check with low cylinder contents - 2m depth
  8. Weight/weightbelt jettison - standing depth
  9. Exit
  10. REAP debrief

Get In Touch With Us


By Email: info@lsac.co.uk

By Phone: 07365 207708

Find us at:
Lutterworth Sports Centre
Coventry Road,
Lutterworth,
Leicestershire,
LE17 4RB

Most Tuesdays, 19:30 - 22:00

This week: Skype meeting (COVID-19)

Diving and Dive Trips

Dive Trips Calendar

June 2021
Vobster or Chepstow

July 2021
Vobster or Chepstow

Fri 02 - Sun 04 July 2021
Plymouth

August 2021
Vobster or Chepstow

Sat 04 - Sun 05 September 2021
St Abbs/Farnes

September 2021
Vobster or Chepstow

October 2021
Capenray

October 2021
West Bay

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Stoney Cove

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