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Dive Planning, Organisation & Leadership. We will cover. Why Plan a Dive ? The planning, Organisational and Leading Process Advanced Planning Pre-dive Planning Dive Site Organisation During Dive Leadership After Dive Organisation. Why Plan a Dive?.

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we will cover
We will cover
  • Why Plan a Dive ?
  • The planning, Organisational and Leading Process
    • Advanced Planning
    • Pre-dive Planning
    • Dive Site Organisation
    • During Dive Leadership
    • After Dive Organisation
why plan a dive
Why Plan a Dive?
  • Potentially hazardous sport, planning ensures dives are carried out as safely as possible.
  • Forward planning enables a more efficient and enjoyable diving operation.
  • Contingency planning for emergencies;
    • Better prepared.
    • Increasing the chance of a successful outcome.
the planning organization and leading process
The Planning, Organization and Leading Process:
  • Advance Planning - location and time of a dive.
  • Pre-dive Planning
    • At least 48 hours before the dive.
  • At the dive site Organization
    • Just prior to the dive.
  • During the dive Leadership
    • Buddy brief and checks and in-water checks.
  • After the dive Organization
    • What tasks must be completed ?
advance planning
Advance Planning
  • Dive site & alternative
    • Sea chart, local knowledge and other divers, exit/entry points.
  • Depth and dive profile
    • Tide tables, tides affect depth, currents and entry/exit points.
  • Divers
    • Number, levels of experience, expected depth or interests.
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Advance Planning
  • Equipment
    • Boats, compressors, emergency equipment; oxygen, flares, etc.
  • Emergency Plan
    • Emergency services; doctor; Gardai, hospital, recompression facility, helicopter, lifeboat, coast radio station, nearest telephone.
pre dive planning
Pre-Dive Planning
  • Weather forecast
    • Proposed location diveable or what about the alternative ?
  • Final numbers
    • Divers still available to attend, ratio of experienced to novice.
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Pre-Dive Planning
  • Equipment
    • Still in working order and is ready to be transported to the dive site.
  • Permission sought
    • Private property, harbour facilities or dive on a protected site.
dive site organisation
Dive Site Organisation
  • Assistant DOD
    • While the DOD is in the water, familiar with the dive, take command.
  • Coxswains
    • Launch boats and verify they are fully equipped, fuelled and seaworthy.
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Dive Site Organisation
  • Other People
    • Cause minimum inconvenience to locals and other users, compressors.
  • Emergency vehicle
    • Clearly marked and located where it will have free exit at all times.
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Dive Site Organisation
  • Entry/Exit points
    • Pay attention to the effects of tide.
  • Dive Groups
    • Dive leaders and groups, complete dive log.
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Dive Site Organisation
  • Shore Marshal:
    • Critical to the successful running of operation.
    • Keep track of all divers and boats as they leave and return.
    • Implementing the emergency plan if required.
    • Very familiar with the dive and emergency plans.
    • Coxswains report to the Shore Marshal on departure and arrival.
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Dive Site Organisation
  • The Dive Brief:
    • Planning is useless unless communicated to all.
    • Given to divers, coxswains and the Shore Marshal.
    • Avoid distractions (out of the weather).
    • All questions have been fully answered.
  • Coxswains:
    • Ensure that buddies sit opposite, gear is close at hand.
    • Details left with the Shore Marshal.
on the dive site
On the Dive Site
  • Appoint a time keeper to note the exit and entry times.
  • Note actual bottom times and depths.
  • Cover divers are kitted up with snorkel gear.
  • Assistant DOD will take over when DO in water.
during the dive leadership
During the Dive Leadership
  • Pre-Dive Brief
    • Introductions, qualifications and experience.
    • Feeling OK.
    • Outline dive plan, direction, maximum depth, time.
    • Order of entry/exit into the water.
    • Check hand signals.
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During the Dive Leadership
  • Pre-Dive Brief
    • If on exercise or training, the sequence of events.
    • Separation procedure.
    • Emergencies.
    • Surfacing Procedure.
    • Ascent and Stops.
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During the Dive Leadership
  • Buddy Check
    • Check from Top to Bottom.
    • Check buoyancy device, fits, functions, mini cylinder.
    • Check the weight belt buckle.
    • The dive cylinder on and full.
    • Demand valve is functioning properly.
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During the Dive Leadership
  • Buddy Check
    • Watch, depth gauge, compass, computer, knife.
    • All equipment is fitted correctly.
    • Check location and operation of dry suit controls, if appropriate.
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During the Dive Leadership
  • Underwater
    • On descent - exchange signals, watch for problems and ensure buddy under control.
    • Maximum Depth - achieved early and complete at a shallower depth.
    • Current - swim into it for first half and return with its assistance.
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During the Dive Leadership
  • Underwater
    • Buddy Check - done frequently, use hand signals, particularly the OK.
    • Gauges - monitor depth & time and contents.
    • Separation Procedure: If contact is lost between the divers
    • Ascent - recommended rate of ascent, look for dangers near the surface, raise hand.
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During the Dive Leadership
  • In the Boat
    • Check if OK,
    • Debrief dive or exercise.
    • Organize equipment for return journey.
    • Log times and depths with DO
after the dive organization
After the Dive Organization
  • Ensure coxswains report back to the Shore Marshal.
  • Debrief all the participants in the dive.
  • Pass log sheet to the next DOD.
  • Recover and refuel boats.
  • Fill bottles, note the site of the compressors.

Ensure the site is left as it was found

  • Why Plan a Dive ?
  • The planning, Organisational and Leading Process
    • Advanced Planning
    • Pre-dive Planning
    • Dive Site Organisation
    • During Dive Leadership
    • After Dive Organisation