S-3.1, r. 8 - By-law respecting qualifications for recreational underwater diving

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(ss. 4 and 8)
— Content listed in Schedule 2 under the heading “Theoretical examination”.
— Appropriate selection and use of the various specialized equipment required for recreational underwater diving at the Class B diver level including compass, dive light and digital decompression device (dive computer).
— Environmental phenomena that may influence a dive including currents and tides.
— Principles of underwater navigation, including the use of a compass and the use of natural references at the bottom.
— Principles of compressed breathing gas consumption, including the calculation of the volume of compressed breathing gas available to a diver according to the planned dive.
— Basic principles related to planning and engaging in night diving, current diving, limited visibility diving and deep diving.
— Safety requirements in various conditions of recreational underwater diving at the Class B diver level, including a description of the required equipment and precautionary measures.
— Principles underlying the action to take in case of emergency decompression.
— Reading and using of a decompression table in recreational underwater diving.
— Basic knowledge and precautions with respect to specialty diving including ice diving, wreck diving (with penetration), diving with compressed breathing gas other than air, diving using a closed circuit or semi-closed circuit scuba system, cave and cavern diving and other types of more technical diving.
— Ability to correctly and efficiently display all the diving skills referred to in Schedule 2 under the heading “Practical examination in open water”, adapted to Class B diver conditions for night diving, deep diving (up to 30 m/100 ft) and limited visibility diving.
— Ability to plan a night dive and a limited visibility dive, and to observe the safety requirements applicable to these dives.
— Ability to plan an exploration dive using underwater navigation skills, demonstrate the use of a compass and navigation techniques using natural references.
— Ability to plan a dive observing no-decompression limits to a depth of between 18 and 30 m, with a decompression stop simulation at a depth of 5 m during the ascent.
M.O. 2002-01, Sch. 3; M.O. 2011-01-31, s. 12.