SWIMMING SKILLS
COMMENTS
Demonstrate swim stroke proficiency of at least 15 continuous stroke cycles q
10 minute survival swim q
50 feet underwater swim, 1 breath q



SKIN DIVING SKILLS
COMMENTS
450 yards snorkel swim, non-stop q
Recover diver from about 10 feet q
Perform Skin Diving Technique: Water entries and exits q
Perform Skin Diving Technique: Surface dives q
Perform Skin Diving Technique: Surface swimming q
Perform Skin Diving Technique: Clearing the snorkel q
Perform Skin Diving Technique: Ditching the weight belt q
Perform Skin Diving Technique: Buoyancy control q
Perform Skin Diving Technique: Underwater swimming and surfacing q



SCUBA DIVING SKILLS
COMMENTS
Pre and Post Dive Skills: Select, check, assemble, and don equipment q
Pre and Post Dive Skills: Pre-dive gear check for self and buddy q
Pre and Post Dive Skills: Defog masks q
Pre and Post Dive Skills: Doff, rinse, and care for gear q
Surface Skills: Entries and exits q
Surface Skills: Perform surface buoyancy/weighting check q
Surface Skills: Surface communications for divers q
Surface Skills: Orally inflate/deflate own and buddy's BC q
Surface Skills: At surface remove (in turn) equipment q
Surface Skills: Face submerged, breathe through snorkel, rest/swim q
Surface Skills: Face submerged, breathe through water in snorkel q
Surface Skills: Release simulated cramp for self and buddy q
Surface Skills: Entry/exit, use of float/flag (if applicable) q
Ascent/Descent Skills: Control pressure in air spaces q
Ascent/Descent Skills: Control feet first descent with breath or BC q
Ascent/Descent Skills: Controlled ascent with precautionary stop q
Underwater Skills: Give, recognize, and respond to U/W signals q
Underwater Skills: Mask clearing, including remove and replace q
Underwater Skills: Remove, replace, and clear primary regulator q
Underwater Skills: Primary regulator recovery q
Underwater Skills: Hover without support q
Underwater Skills: Use of buddy system q
Underwater Skills: Monitor air supply- communicate amount q
Underwater Skills: Environmental and compass navigation q
Underwater Skills: Compass navigation, bearings, and reciprocal q
Planning Skills: Surface air consumption calculation q
Planning Skills: Plan then make no-deco dive between 40-60 feet q
Planning Skills: Calculate repetitive no-deco dive using tables q
Environmental Skills: Diving with minimal impact on environment q
Environmental Skills: Marine life identification q
Emergency Skills: Transport 50 yards simulated exhausted buddy q
Emergency Skills: Share air both as donor and receiver q
Emergency Skills: Perform controlled emergency swimming ascent q
Emergency Skills: Alternate air share both as donor/receiver q
Emergency Skills: Retrieve unconscious diver from 10 feet q



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