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Safety Requirements for Diving Aboard
Pressure Drop


To maintain the highest level of safety,
we require the following of ALL divers:


CERTIFICATION


  • MUST be a certified diver OR under an Instructor's
    supervision
    (instructor must be "current" and insured)

     (please bring your C-card and Logbook)

  • MUST have been diving in the past year
    (bring your logbook)

If you have not been diving within the past year, you may be required to take a refresher course, or make a "guided" dive
with an instructor or divemaster.  If this is the case, please call at least two weeks in advance to schedule whichever applies.

For deep/wreck dives:
(Exxon Template or Empire Mica)
in addition to the above requirements

  • Advanced Open Water or equivalent certification  
    OR have at least two logged dives to 80 feet or
    greater within the past 12 months

  • Depth gauge
  • Timing device
  • Alternate Air Source
  • Snorkel
  • (Computer is recommended)


For Middle Grounds dives:

in addition to the above requirements

  • Advanced Open Water or equivalent certification  
    OR have at least 5 logged dives to 100 feet or
    greater within the past 12 months

  • Dive Computer
  • Nitrox certification- recommended
  • Alternate Air Source
  • DAN Insurance or other personal dive insurance (must present at time of departure and be in current standing.)


EQUIPMENT


During the dive, ALL divers must have:

  • BCD with power inflator  (functioning properly)
  • Working regulators
  • Knife or cutting tool
                

For Night dives:
in addition to the above requirements

  • Primary Dive Light & backup light
  • Chemical Light  (or other "personal" marker light device)

AT ALL TIMES, ALL DIVERS SHOULD:

  • NOT be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
     If  you are drinking, or using drugs before the dive,
    you don't dive.


  • NOT "share" scuba regulator with non-divers
    or snorkelers


 Additionally, we ask that you DO NOT wear
"flip-flops" on our boats and docks.

    We are often asked about this policy, and we DO understand that the soles on many "flip-flops" are specially designed to grip wet decks, etc. Unfortunately, the shoes do NOT grip your feet so well, especially when wet. The result is often a serious ankle injury. Going barefoot is always acceptable!

Sandals with ankle support are OK.

 

Please keep in mind: 
ALL requirements listed here are
intended to insure YOUR SAFETY.

 



 

This site was last updated 05/28/09