Dive Ops & Com bags

The attached photo shows a primary tender and diver (middle) with a primary diver on the end of a com line tether. A backup tender

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Hood Vents

To help decrease the amount of air a full mask blows into your hood, cut the hood back so it sits 1/4 inch in from

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Basic Search and Recovery

The first rule of search and recovery is to determine where the object went down, and start there. This is because in most situations, the

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Recovery Methods

Recovering objects from the bottom is divided into two divisions, light and heavy. Light objects are those that can be pick up by the recoverer

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Victim Retrieval

A pre-established protocol is essential for victim retrieval. When the team is looking for a body, there are many psychological effects on both the rescuer,

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Surface Rescues

Most rescues in which the victim is saved are surface rescues. How the victim is handled, depends on the type of victim he is. There

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Lost Team Member

Most dive operations use a predetermined plan for lost contact. As soon as a diver loses his buddy, he proceeds right to the surface. When

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Scene Setup

When first arriving on location every member of the team must be able to quickly survey and analyze the situation, then make sound decisions based

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Gases & Gas Laws

Gases Knowledge of how gases behave, or their characteristics requires absolute comprehension by the rescue diver. Keep in mind that the most common gas is

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In Water Resuscitation

In water resuscitation is providing a victim air while he is being brought to shore, or a boat. It can only be rendered on the

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Dangers of Marine Life

Dive teams operate in the water environment, and because of this they must understand and respect it. Man can never conquer the ocean, anyone believing

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