This section provides a general overview of the goals of the recreational diver level 1 training course. The course is designed to develop the essential skills required in all sound diving practice.
This course provides the non- diver with an opportunity to develop fundamental diving skills that will support comfort, confidence, and competence in the water.
This course also provides a solid diving foundation for individuals with aspirations for more advanced diver training. Learning to function efficiently in an alien environment and to handle scuba equipment requires time, dedication, quality instruction, and progressive learning. It is the objective of this course to make students the best divers they can be at a recreational/entry level developing student competence in the following areas:
• Aquatic Comfort
• Competency while managing diving related
• General health and fitness
• Proficiency with fundamental skills
• Safe diving demeanour; ability to support a team diving philosophy
• Ability to assist a dive buddy; proficiency in basic rescue skills
• Appropriate situational awareness
• Clear understanding of standardization
• Environmental awareness
Must fill a medical form, liability realese, statement of god dive practices. Be 18 years old.
International certification to dive to 18m of depth in open water. Certification card can be from recognized training agency such as SSI, PADI or GUE.
- Demonstrate a safe demeanour and proper attitude
- Demonstrate proficiency in procedures for gas failures, including valve manipulation and gas-sharing.
- Demonstrate good buoyancy and trim, i.e. approximate reference maximum of 30 degrees off horizontal while remaining within 1.5 meters of a target depth.
- Demonstrate 4 propulsion techniques.
- Students should demonstrate comprehension of the components necessary for a successful backward kick.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of touch-contact communication during out-ofgas situations.
- Demonstrate familiarity with required course equipment.
- Gas-sharing scenarios to include a direct ascent while managing decompression obligations.
- Demonstrate effective proficiency with proper ascent/descents, including the implementation of deep stops.
- Demonstrate appropriate situational awareness
- Demonstrate capacity in working well as part of a team
- Demonstrate capacity with respect to diving academics, dive planning, and pre dive procedures
- Complete all knowledge assessments
- Score minimum 75% on final exam.