Boat Diving Introduction Terminology Equipment Procedures Boat Diving

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Boat Diving • • Introduction Terminology Equipment Procedures

Boat Diving • • Introduction Terminology Equipment Procedures

Boat Diving Why pay to go on a vessel? • It allows you to

Boat Diving Why pay to go on a vessel? • It allows you to reach locations with: – The best clarity – The most aquatic life – The most interesting reefs • It eliminates long tiring hikes to the shore, swims to the sites and the carrying of gear • You get to meet new friends with the same common interests • You get to sight see along the way

Boat Diving Terminology #1 – Starboard Side #2 – Port Side #3 – Bow

Boat Diving Terminology #1 – Starboard Side #2 – Port Side #3 – Bow #4 – Stern #5 – Windward Side

Boat Diving Terminology Additional terms: • Forward • Head • Leeward • Aft •

Boat Diving Terminology Additional terms: • Forward • Head • Leeward • Aft • Bridge • Wheelhouse • Galley • Companionway • Helm

Boat Diving Types of vessels Inflatable Vessels • Holds from 1 – 6 people

Boat Diving Types of vessels Inflatable Vessels • Holds from 1 – 6 people

Boat Diving Types of vessels Canoes • Holds from 1 – 3 people

Boat Diving Types of vessels Canoes • Holds from 1 – 3 people

Boat Diving Types of vessels Day Boats • 2 – 10 people

Boat Diving Types of vessels Day Boats • 2 – 10 people

Boat Diving Types of vessels Private Yacht • 2 – 20 people

Boat Diving Types of vessels Private Yacht • 2 – 20 people

Boat Diving Types of vessels Commercial Live Aboard Dive Vessels – From 6 –

Boat Diving Types of vessels Commercial Live Aboard Dive Vessels – From 6 – 50 passengers

Boating Equipment Life preservers

Boating Equipment Life preservers

Boating Equipment EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

Boating Equipment EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

Boating Equipment Fire Extinguisher – Fire fighting equipment

Boating Equipment Fire Extinguisher – Fire fighting equipment

Boating Equipment Sound Signaling Devices Whistle Air Horn Bell

Boating Equipment Sound Signaling Devices Whistle Air Horn Bell

Boating Equipment Marine VHF Radio

Boating Equipment Marine VHF Radio

Boating Equipment First Aid Kit

Boating Equipment First Aid Kit

Boating Equipment Oxygen First Aid Kit

Boating Equipment Oxygen First Aid Kit

Boating Equipment Bilge pump or bailer

Boating Equipment Bilge pump or bailer

Boating Procedures common to most dive charters: • Pre-boarding and boarding – – –

Boating Procedures common to most dive charters: • Pre-boarding and boarding – – – Plan on arriving at least ½ hour prior to departure time Check in with boat if necessary Ask permission before boarding Ask where you should set up your dive gear Ask where you should stow additional items • Food & beverages • Clothing • Log books, camera etc. – Listen to any boat briefings • Coast Guard required briefing • What’s permitted and what’s off limits • Travel time to dive site

Boating Procedures common to most dive charters: • Pre-departure up to pre-dive – Prepare,

Boating Procedures common to most dive charters: • Pre-departure up to pre-dive – Prepare, fill and pack your gear • • • Make sure all your gear is marked with your name Inventory your get so you don’t forget items Fill your tanks Pack in reverse order – space is at a premium Remember cloths for post dive – Warm clothing – Rain gear – Sunscreen – Remember your seasickness precautions

Boating Procedures Seasickness Some people are more prone to seasickness then others Prevention: •

Boating Procedures Seasickness Some people are more prone to seasickness then others Prevention: • If needed take medication before boarding the vessel • Avoid greasy foods Underway: • Stay in the open air • Stay in the centerline of the boat focus on the horizon • Avoid intricate tasks If it occurs: • Go to the leeward rail • Bring a buddy

Boating Procedures common to most dive charters: • Pre-Dive Briefing – Site overview •

Boating Procedures common to most dive charters: • Pre-Dive Briefing – Site overview • Depth, time, currents, POI & Hazards – – Entry procedures Boat signaling procedures Recall procedures Exit procedure • How to use the current line and board the ladder – Post dive procedures • Where to sit • Camera, spear gun etc.

Boating Procedures common to most dive charters: • Post Dive – Roll call •

Boating Procedures common to most dive charters: • Post Dive – Roll call • • Secure gear Stop all conversations Answer only for yourself Answer loudly

Boating Diving Enjoy the experience!

Boating Diving Enjoy the experience!