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1

What is the role of the divemaster in dive planning for a group of certified divers?

- Providing broad planning information that divers use to plan their individual dives

2

How do you plan a dive using "think through the dive"?

- Thinking about a dive before it starts and after it ends, as a way of planning what you will need to prepare for and do.

3

How do you evaluate general dive conditions?

- Advise divers of the conditions:
- WEATHER:
- TIDES AND CURRENTS
- VISIBILITY

4

How do WEATHER conditions affect the dive?

- Prolonged wind can cause waves, surf, surge and currents which can make it harder to enter/ exit dives.
- Wind induced water motion can stir up visibility.
- Rain runoff can affect visibility levels.

5

What are three aspects of planning dives for remote areas?

- More logistics: sleeping arrangements, food and water etc
- Provision of sufficient medical supplies
- Self sufficiency: Ensuring sufficient emergency equipment and medical supplies

6

What is the primary purpose of diver accounting procedures?

- Ensure that every diver has come back from the dive.

7

How do TIDES AND CURRENTS affect conditions?

- Tidal currents can reduce visibility
- May affect what diving technique to use i.e drift diving

8

How does VISIBILITY affect conditions?

- Rain runoff, wind and waves can reduce visibility levels
- Fine sediment can be stirred and reduce visibility.