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Summarised Contents of the Ocean Diver Training Programme

The BSAC Ocean Diver Course includes theory lessons in a classroom, practical lessons in a swimming pool or similar sheltered water, and five open water dives.

The Ocean Diver Course consists of the following elements: - seven classroom lessons - five Sheltered Water lessons - a theory assessment - five Open Water lessons - a basic swimming assessment

OCEAN DIVER - THEORY TRAINING

INTRODUCTION: OUR BRANCH/ CENTRE & OCEAN DIVER TRAINING

Our BSAC Branch/Centre BSAC - the organisation Benefits of BSAC membership Benefits of training with a branch/centre Benefits of diving with the branch/centre What will it cost? Ocean Diver training Further branch training

DIVING EQUIPMENT AND SIGNALS

Air and the atmospheric pressure Water pressure Basic equipment - mask, fins and snorkel The difference between basic and scuba equipment Scuba equipment Diving signals

THE BODY AND EFFECTS OF DIVING

Body metabolism Respiration - the lungs Heart and blood Breath hold diving and hyperventilation Respiration The ear The sinuses Teeth Buoyancy Density Buoyancy and divers

PLANNING TO GO DIVING

Diving and effects of nitrogen Nitrogen absorption Nitrogen release Nitrogen management BSAC tables Dive computers Dive planning GOING DIVING Buddy diving Overall dive organisation The dive marshal's role Before the dive Underwater pilotage Vision underwater Colour underwater

WHAT HAPPENS IF....?

DCI Diver's first aid tool - oxygen The incident pit Preventing problems Prevention and resolution Surface support

ENJOYING YOUR DIVING

Inland sites Underwater conditions, planning and preparation: - Sea diving - Shore & Boat diving

OCEAN DIVER SHELTERED WATER TRAINING BEING UNDERWATER

Basic skills including: fit a face mask, fit and clear a snorkel, develop finning action and be comfortable breathing from a demand valve underwater.

BASIC SKILLS

Assemble and check SCUBA unit Buoyancy control; while swimming underwater and while ascending and descending Initial remove, refit and clear mask of water in shallow water Use AS, static, as both donor and recipient in shallow water

DEVELOPING SKILLS

Consolidate clearing mask of water AS ascent as a donor and recipient Maintain true neutral buoyancy ad perform controlled descents and ascents in deeper water

BEYOND THE BASICS

Further develop personal diving skills including buoyancy, mask clearing etc.

SAFETY SKILLS

Consolidate AS ascent as both donor and recipient Recover an unconscious buddy to the surface using a Controlled Buoyant Lift (CBL), secure at the surface, signal for help and tow the casualty

OCEAN DIVER OPEN WATER DIVES

DIVE ONE

Have an enjoyable dive Establish correct weight required for the conditions and the protective clothing worn Develop buoyancy control skills appropriate to the standard of protective clothing worn

DIVE TWO

(if drysuit used) Recover from an inversion and disconnect their drysuit inflation hose in the event of the inflation valve sticking open Clear mask, retrieve and clear mouthpiece Static AS skills as both donor and recipient Further develop buoyancy control, finning action and swimming attitude Develop an awareness of pilotage as a means of navigation

DIVE THREE

Basic diving and emergency procedures

DIVE FOUR

Recover an incapacitated diver to the surface, summon assistance and tow an incapacitated diver

DIVE FIVE

Plan and lead a dive within the limitations of previous experience

DIVING EXPERIENCE

Experience a range of four different diving conditions during a minimum in water time of not less than 120 mins.

OCEAN DIVER - THEORY TEST