CONTENT OF EXAMINATIONS – CLASS D DIVER
— Content listed in Schedule 4 under the heading “Theoretical examination”.
— Basic educational principles and the psychology of teaching.
— Ability to explain the structure, by-laws and services of the designated organization.
— Ability to explain the principles of planning and organizing a dive, the operation of clubs and other group activities.
— Safety requirements during swimming pool and open water lessons.
— Water supervision techniques specific to diving.
— Rescue techniques to assist a swimmer or a diver in difficulty and the first aid to be given.
PRACTICAL EXAMINATION IN SWIMMING POOL
— Scuba self-rescue skills and techniques and efficient and correct use of rescue techniques to assist or rescue a diver simulating distress.
PRACTICAL EXAMINATION IN SWIMMING POOL OR IN OPEN WATER
— Ability to correctly and efficiently display all of the diving skills listed in Schedule 2 under the heading “Practical examination in open water”.
— Ability to appropriately simulate first aid that must be given to a swimmer or a diver in the following conditions: unconsciousness, near-drowning, pulmonary barotraumas, perforation of the tympanic membrane, cold shock, marine animal bites and stings, injury to the vertebral column, decompression sickness.
PRACTICAL EXAMINATION IN OPEN WATER
— Ability to correctly and efficiently display all of the diving skills listed in Schedules 2, 3 and 4 under the heading “Practical examination in open water”.
— Organizing a dive, evaluating a site and outlining a diving plan, checking diving equipment, installing a dive flag to mark out a site and making a check-up dive.
— Demonstrate the complete rescue of a diver, wearing a scuba system, over a distance of 100 m, assist a diver simulating distress and tow a diver in difficulty to shore.
— Demonstrate the complete rescue of an unconscious submerged diver (assistance to a diver until the diver is out of water).