Scuba Checklist

By April 25, 2014Resources

Night Before

  • Plug in Rechargeable Light Battery / Change backup batteries
  • Charge Scooter Battery (if you have one)

Don’t Forget to bring

  • Scuba certification card (if you need gas fills)
  • DAN Card (just in case)
  • Dive Log & RDP
  • Crab License
  • Headlamp (if at night)

What to Wear to the Dive Site

  • Sweatpants
  • Swimsuit (if in wetsuit)
  • Flip Flops

Dive Day Gear

  • Mask / Backup Mask
  • Snorkel (optional)
  • Wetsuit / Hood
  • Gloves / Booties
  • Fins
  • Drysuit / Drygloves / Spare gloves / Hood / Wrist Tubing
  • BCD / Wing / Backplate
  • Weights for BCD
  • Weight Belt / Harness
  • Dive Light
  • Regulator, gauge and safe second
  • Tanks
  • Dive Computer

Comfort

  • Light snacks
  • Hot Drink (soup, coffee, tea, water, cocoa)
  • No coffee until after dives (dehydrates)
  • Warm water for wetsuit (2 gallons in cooler)
  • Water bottle
  • Floor mat to stand on

After Dive Clothes

  • Towels (2)
  • Warm Hat
  • Baseball hat
  • Long sleeve wicking shirt
  • Fleece
  • Sweatpants
  • Underwear
  • Warm coat or blanket

Pre-dive safety check

Bruce Willis Rules All Films

  • Buoyancy Compensator
  • Weights
  • Releases
  • Air
  • Final Okay

Five Point Decent: SORTED

  • Signal
  • Orientation
  • Regulator
  • Time
  • Equalize
  • Descend

Five Point Ascent: STARS

  • Signal
  • Time
  • Airway (look up)
  • Reach (BCD exhaust up)
  • Swim (don’t use BCD to rise)

On Ascents, also Remember

  • No faster than 30ft/min (follow smallest bubbles).
  • Deflate BCD while rising.
  • Safety stop @ 15ft for 3 mins

Nitrox

  • Problem, end dive and ascend
  • VENTID => Vision, Ears, Nausia, Twitching, Irritability, Dizziness
  • Cylinder – Nitrox labeled, O clean, contents label
  • Blenders – DSAT certified? Recent Gas Quality Verification report?
  • Analyzer – calibrate to 20.9%
  • Oxygen partial pressure – 1.4 normal, 1.6 emergency

When Crabbing

  • Crab License
  • Crab Gauge
  • Crab / Lobster Bag
  • Cooler for crab
  • Ice for crab
  • Garbage bag and ties to line cooler / prevent spills