PADI Open Water Dive 1

PADI Open Water – DVD

Info. below  is my personal interpretation so please double check with your centre before booking.  

 

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Overview

Briefing

Equipment preparation

Don and adjust equipment

Predive safety check

Entry

Buoyancy/weight check

Controlled descent (max 12 m/40 ft)

Underwater exploration

Ascent

Exit

Debrief and log dive

 

Performance Requirements:

During Open Water Dive 1 under instructor supervision the student will:

  • Listen to and participate in the briefing and dive planning session for the dive.
  • Prepare and with a buddy don and adjust scuba equipment with minimal instructor/staff assistance.
  • Enter the water in the manner determined during the briefing.
  • Adjust the weight so that the student floats at eye level with an empty BCD and holding a normal breath.
  • Descend in a controlled manner using a descent line or sloping bottom contour to provide control and reference to a depth not greater than 12 metres/40 feet.
  • Under direct instructor supervision explore underwater to gain experience.
  • Exit the water as determined during dive planning.
  • Attend the instructor’s debriefing.
  • Log the dive for instructor signature.