NAUI Divemaster – Acest curs de scufundari reprezinta cea mai inalta certificare la nivelul de leadership in cadrul NAUI, cu exceptia Instructorului. Cursul de scufundari NAUI Divemaster este destinat sa perfectioneze scafandri cu experienta in tehnica scufundarilor, in vederea organizari si conducerii activitatilor de scufundare cu scafandri brevetati.
Conditii de inscriere la cursul de scufundari NAUI Divemaster * :
– Candidatul trebuie sa posede brevet NAUI Master Scuba Diver si NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver sau echivalent;
– Finalizat NAUI FIT Program;
– Sa detina certificare NAUI First Aid for Dive Professionals ori echivalent.
– Sa detina certificare NAUI Oxygen Provider ori echivalent;
– Varsta minima de participare 18 ani.
– Apt din punct de vedere medical, fizic si psihic pentru a desfasura activitati de scufundari.
– Sa faca dovada a cel putin 60 de scufundari, in diferite conditii de scufundare, adancime si locatii (minim30 hours bottom time).
– Sa fie apt din punct de vedere medical pentru efectuarea scufundarilor de agrement.
– Este necesara achizitionarea manualelor NAUI Scuba Diver, NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver, NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver si NAUI Master Scuba Diver. Solicita oferta de pret pentru manuale.
*(Instructorul va verifica nivelul de cunostinte al candidatilor inaintea acceptarii acestora in cadrul programului NAUI Divemaster. Participantii la curs trebuie sa aiba propriul echipament de scufundari, sa asigure intretinerea lui pe toata durata desfasurarii cursului. La inceperea cursului, instructorul va verifica echipamentul de scufundari al candidatilor pentru a se asigura ca este in buna stare de functionare si corespunzator cerintelor cursului.)
Cursul de scufundari/scuba diving cuprinde doua module:
Teorie (minima 10 ore):
– Rolul, atributiile si responsabilitatile legale ale unui Divemaster:
– Scufundarea de la mal;
– Proceduri de urgenta;
– Scufundarea din ambarcatiune;
– Scufundarea de noapte si in ape cu vizibilitate redusa;
– Salvarea in ape deschise;
– Scufundarea de adancime;
– Scufundarea cu decompresie;
– Mediul subacvatic;
– Echipamente de scufundare.
– minim 10 ore in cadrul scolii;
– scufundari in diverse locatii si conditii;
– insotire scafandri, organizarea si conducerea de scufundarilor.
NAUI DIVEMASTER – REQUIREMENTS – SKILLS
Perform scuba diving skills as listed below during an open water dive. The staff is also to use this dive to demonstrate the organization and conduct of a day dive for certified divers.
Skills are to include:
– Pre-dive gear check for self and buddy.
– Entry, buoyancy check, swim to and from dive area, and exit.
– Distance swim – 805 m total during the dive.
– Descents, underwater swimming, and ascents.
– Make a simulated decompression stop at 4.6 m for five minutes.
– Mask clearing, including removal and replacement. (In cold water environments when mitts and hood seals are used, confined water removal and replacement is sufficient.)
– Remove, replace and clear a regulator.
– Regain primary regulator from behind the shoulder; replace and clear.
– Maintain proper buoyancy using weights, breathing, and BC.
Complete a night dive as a diver. During this dive the staff will demonstrate the organization and conduct of a night dive for certified divers. The dive is to be conducted in an area previously dived by the class during daylight.
Performing as a Divemaster using safety divers and assistants, control a satisfactory rescue of a diver simulating an underwater accident in open water, including organizing a search, transporting victim to shore or boat, victim care and accessing emergency systems.
Prepare and present at least one pre-dive briefing for practice and one for evaluation. The briefing is to be evaluated on depth of coverage as well as safety and control measures.
Performing as a Divemaster, assisting an NAUI Instructor, organize, and assist during an early open water experience for a class of student divers. This may be accomplished by having the Divemaster class act as entry level student divers and individually rotating through the Divemaster role during a single dive.
– Performing as a Divemaster, organize and conduct a beach dive for certified divers, to be evaluated for the record.
– Performing as a Divemaster, organize and conduct a boat dive for certified divers, to be evaluated for the record. If a boat dive is not possible, an alternate beach dive in a significantly different setting from that of the previous dive is allowed.
– Organize and conduct a night or limited visibility dive for certified divers, to be evaluated for the record. If night diving is not possible, a simulation should be utilized.
– The student Divemasters may run multiple dives on the same day up to a maximum of three
scuba dives and one skin dive. The greatest possible variety of diving situations should be used.
Open water should follow pre-dive briefings as closely as possible. After each dive, the student Divemaster is to conduct a debriefing. All diving activities are to be logged.
General. Students are to be provided with the knowledge needed to organize and conduct minimal risk open water dives as a Divemaster. Practical, on-site demonstrations by the instructor or staff are
to be presented wherever possible.
- Diving Equipment.
Common equipment problems, recognition of unsafe or improperly assembled equipment, variations in types of gear, incorrect wear and handling, and pre-dive equipment checks.
- Diving Safety.
– Actions to be taken if an emergency occurs, including effective use of assistants and equipment, underwater communications, diver recall methods, search techniques, assists and rescues, victim care and handling, emergency and first aid equipment, accessing emergency systems, and accident reports.
– Techniques and problems associated with open water rescues. Areas to be covered include rough water rescue considerations, conducting search and recovery operations, and treatment, care and handling of unconscious divers.
- Diving Environment.
– The physical and biological aspects of the diving environment with emphasis on the local area, including plant and animal life, the importance of fostering a regard for ecology and conservation, pollution, water movement, and characteristics, tides, currents, waves and surf, shore and bottom conditions, surface hazards and wind effects.
- NAUI Orientation
- Business of Diving Instruction.
– Legal concepts such as negligence, standard of care, the necessity for liability insurance, waivers and indemnity agreements, taking of artifacts and game, and the legal relationship between boat owner, captain, instructor, and Divemaster. NAUI-specific information shall be included.
- Methods of Instruction (teaching techniques and student evaluation)
– Teaching theory.
– Oral communications.
- Teaching Presentations: Classroom (This requirement may be waived if candidate has completed a NAUI Assistant Instructor course.)
– Each candidate is to present at least four assigned teaching presentations selected from the list of the 10 core diving knowledge topics. Each presentation is to be formally evaluated, but not graded for record. Presentations are to be 5 to 10 minutes in length.
– Techniques involved in planning, organizing and controlling a group dive. Included shall be:
the analysis, selection and pre-dive evaluation of a dive site, pre-dive meetings and briefings, debriefing, Divemaster checklists and logs, use of safety divers, Divemaster responsibilities and dive flag use. Special rocedures for working as a dive guide, leading trips and working
with instructors on open water training dives are to be covered in detail.
– Organizational problems of shore diving in salt and fresh water environments, including problems of entry and exit point selection, hazards, signals, flags, floats, surface support stations, current, tides, wind, sunburn, chilling, crowd control, small boat and other aquatic traffic.
– Techniques involved in small and large boat diving, including required boat equipment and licensing, navigation and rules of the road, boating etiquette and safety, refueling, anchoring, docking, weather conditions and broadcasts, as well as charts, navigation aids and sources of information. The captain/Divemaster relationship, diver management from a boat-based
operation, ladders, platforms and safety lines, boat diving etiquette, quipment stowage, safety procedures, and boat rescue techniques. Small boat diving (two to six divers) versus large boat diving operations are to be discussed.
NIGHT AND LIMITED VISIBILITY DIVING:
– Procedures used and problems that can arise. Daytime reconnaissance of the night dive site is to be emphasized, as well as planning and safety procedures, lights (underwater, surface, shore, and boat), special quipment, typical and local hazards, buddy lines, rope signals, diver recalls, underwater communications, diving limits, lost diver problems, checklists, and problems associated with limited visibility diving both underwater and on the surface.
DEEP & SIMULATED DECOMPRESSION DIVING:
– The problems a Divemaster must avoid or deal with in an emergency decompression situation. It is to be emphasized that the need for decompression diving should be avoided in recreational diving. Included are the planning, concepts, methods and equipment used in such diving. The student Divemaster is to have a thorough knowledge of decompression and repetitive dive tables, dive computers and to know the first aid, treatment and transportation techniques for emergencies involving decompression sickness and suspected lung overpressure injuries. Altitude considerations and restrictions on flying after diving are to be covered.