AAUS Test Review. For Scubanauts International. Here’s what to do:. Get out a piece of paper and something to write with Make a heading of each section : Dive equipment Diving physics Diving physiology Diving environment Dive planning and execution Diving skills Emergency skills
AAUS Test Review
For Scubanauts International
Record your answers and check them at the end of the presentation. If you get some wrong, try again!
*According to the Department of Transporation (DOT)
Breathing dry air, a scuba diver tends to become dehydrated while diving due to:
Moisturizing dry inhaled air
Saltwater absorbing moisture from skin
Extreme energy expended during a dive
Symptoms of nitrogen narcosis are similar to:
Pressure in the middle ear is equalized through a part of the body called the:
If your dive buddy complains about having aching pain in his shoulder one hour after the dive, you might suspect:
arterial gas embolism
An irregular breathing pattern while diving will possibly cause:
Carbon dioxide excess
The_____ in the air you are breathing limits the time you can stay at depth.
All of the above
The onset of nitrogen narcosis is characterized by:
A clear thought process
Impairment of thought
Inability of sense pleasure
Increased precision in motor skill function
Which symptom is reflective of oxygen toxicity?
Bright, red skin
Decreased body core temperature
Generally , for maximum efficiency, your breathing should be…
than you normally breath.
Slightly faster and shallower
Slightly slower and shallower
Slightly slower and deeper
Physical damage to the body resulting from a direct change in pressure is called:
Increases carbon monoxide in the blood
Smoking cigarettes affects a diver in which of the following ways?
Increases tolerance for exercise
Lowers the number of beats per min of heart
Provides greater resistance to decompression sickness
A diver with blood and mucous in his/her mask upon surfacing will most likely have:
What is the maximum safe ascent rate recommended for scientific diving and required for use of the NAUI dive tables?
Breath 100% oxygen during dives
To prevent air embolism, a diver should:
Breathe compressed air only
Breathe normally at all times during ascent and never hold his breath.
Dive Planning and Execution
A diver with a group letter of “F” making a dive to 60 ft. has a residual nitrogen time of:
Your first dive is to 60 ft for 50 min. You spend 1 hr 40 min on the surface. What is your adjusted maximum dive time at 60 ft?
For optimum no-decompression bottom times, plan repetitive dives so that each successive dive is to ____ depth.
The minimum surface interval recommended between 2 dives is ____ minutes.
The minimum surface interval required to avoid stage decompression after a dive to 88 ft. for 18 min. followed by a dive to 78 ft. for 23 min. is:
Which of the following limits should be established prior to every scuba dive?
If you receive your entry level training in the surf off California and then move to Boston, the best way of becoming familiar with the diving procedures specific to Boston and the east coast area is to:
The recommended maximum rate of ascent for recreational scuba diving is_____ ?
A dive team conducts a dive to 80 fswfor an actual dive time of 32 min.
What is the minimum time that the same team can stay out during a surface interval and make a repetitive dive to 69 fswfor an actual dive time of 30 min without required decompression?
If a dive is particularly cold and/or strenuous, the dive team should use:
A dive team conducts a dive to 95 fswfor an actual dive time of 20 min.
The team has s surface interval of 2 hrs.
The second dive is conducted to a depth of 60 fswfor an actual dive time of 30 min.
The team then has a surface interval of 1 hr 45 min.
The team plans to make a third dive to a depth of 40 fsw. What is the team’s adjusted max dive time for the third dive?
A dive team executes a dive and accidentally exceeds their planned actual dive time by 5 min. Their actual dive profile was 110ft for 20 min. What required decompression schedule should the team follow during their ascent?
The general advantages of diving nitrox for scientific or recreational diving are:
If you are diving wearing an exposure suit, you should ____ to safely control buoyancy.
No dive plan is complete without:
If it is suspected that the air in a tank is contaminated due to its smell or taste:
Immediately upon reaching the dive site, you should:
A thick wetsuit (e.g. 5mm or 7mm):
Completing any given scuba certification course makes you knowledgeable and skillful enough to dive safely in or at:
When conduction a buoyancy check neutral buoyancy or proper weighting is attained when, with a normal breath, you float at or near:
If during a dive you and your buddy become separated, you should:
Planning safe, successful, and fun dives requires:
A dive team conducting a night dive should have a total of how many lights (minimum) between them?
It is recommended that a dive team diving from an anchored boat have:
It is recommended that a dive team diving from an anchored boat begin their dive:
If you are diving wearing an exposure suit, you should____ to safely control buoyancy as you descend.
Decompression sickness (DCS) is usually caused by some combination of exceeding recommended time and depth exposure limits along with a possible rapid ascent rate. Some Type II DCS signs/symptoms are characterized by?
_____ is a worldwide emergency network of hyperbaric changers and diving physicians
A diver experiencing anxiety should:
A diver experiencing Arterial Gas Embolism (AGE) usually exhibits signs and symptoms within 5 minutes of surfacing from a dive. These signs/symptoms may include:
Preventing a diving accident begins long before anyone enters the water Important elements to consider prior to any dive in order to minimize the risk of an accident include:
Which of the following physical factors can make you incapable of sustaining the efforts sometimes demanded when participating in recreational diving?
A diver on the surface waving his/her hand overhead and thrashing violently indicates:
In an out-of-air situation at depths shallower than 33 ft of seawater (10 meters)if making a shared-air or redundant scuba ascent is not possible, the procedure of choice is:
A diver displaying signs of in-water distress often includes the following signs:
Four main actions you should consider in giving first aid for diving accidents are:
One common sign that accompanies Type I Decompression Sickness is:
When a diver is distressed at the surface, he or she should take the following action:
Continued loss of body heat in cold water will produce:
SNI Diving Program
Scubanauts international (SNI) is an organizational member of AAUS, which is an acronym for:
SNI diving regulations require which of the following to maintain status as a current qualified diver:
Which of the following is not true of the SNI diver qualification rating system (DIT, D-30, D-60, D-100?)
With SNI, the ultimate diving authority rests with the :
According to SNI regulations, the Diver in Charge (DIC):
Dive logs are essential to safety and record keeping. On multiday expedition, the team dive log:
Why is SNI an organizational member of AAUS?
SNI divers must maintain current certifications in:
When a diver is distressed a the surface, he or she should take the following action:
Continued loss of body heat in cold water will produce:
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