Preparation for a return to diving in 2021

Here you will find information to assist you in the preparation of your safe return to diving in 2021 and a copy of the briefing presented by David Harvey – Lead Instructor and Peter Harvey – Training Officer on 26th March 2021.

(The UK DMC are in the process of revising the waiting period for the more benign Covid cases from 3 months after return to normal fitness to 1 month. The score card will be updated upon completion of this review.)

BSAC information

BSAC have a wealth of useful information on their website and I’d encourage you to head over to https://www.bsac.com/advice-and-support/preparation-for-a-return-to-diving/ to read their guidance. The site also has links to supporting material to assist you in your own preparations for a return to the water.

Fitness

Understandably, we are all excited at the prospect of getting back into the water but remember that by developing your fitness, you’ll be safer and better equipped to enjoy that first dive. Staying active now as we approach the easing of lockdown restrictions is incredibly important and we’ve included some Youtube links which will help you improve your fitness levels and which can be incorporated into your own return to diving programme.

Kit checklist

Ok. So you’ve planned your dive, you’re fit, you’ve read the safety briefing but is your kit ready? The following link provides a useful aide memoir of the kit you will need when you head off for your next dive.

https://www.bsac.com/advice-and-support/dive-planning/kit-checklists/

….and don’t forget to check that your equipment has been serviced in accordance with regulatory requirements and according to manufacturers specifications!!!!!!!!!!

How do I clean my BC? https://vimeo.com/410962392/d5a559e222