Flashcards in Chapter 2 - Supervising Diving Activities Deck (8)
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
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.
How do you evaluate general dive conditions?
- Advise divers of the conditions:
- TIDES AND CURRENTS
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.
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
What is the primary purpose of diver accounting procedures?
- Ensure that every diver has come back from the dive.
How do TIDES AND CURRENTS affect conditions?
- Tidal currents can reduce visibility
- May affect what diving technique to use i.e drift diving