Welcome to DIVESAFE International for Occupational SCUBA Diver Training.

This is the online portion of the program. Additional training involves practical workshops and in person exams.

Course Curriculum

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  • 1

    Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 1 Math Basics

    • Introduction and Objectives

    • Fractions and Decimals

    • Equations

    • Mathematical Problem solving

    • Units of Measurements

    • Chapter 1 Knowledge Review

  • 3

    Chapter 2 Basic Physics

    • Introduction

    • Matter and Energy

    • Definitions in Physics

    • Pressure Calculations in Diving

    • Underwater Effects

    • Exercise 2 Physics Basics

    • Exercise 2 (answers)

    • Assignment 1 - Dive Physics - Part 1

  • 4

    Chapter 3 Diving Physics

    • Introduction

    • Diving Formula Sheet

    • Depth and pressure formula sheet

    • Properties of Gases

    • Boyle's Law

    • Charles's Law

    • Gay-Lussac's Law

    • General Gas Law

    • Dalton's Law

    • Henry's Law

    • Exercise 3

    • Exercise 3 (Answers)

    • Assignment 2 - Dive Physics - Part 2

  • 5

    Chapter 4 Buoyancy

    • Introduction

    • Archimedes and Theory

    • Objects

    • Buoyancy Calculations

    • Exercise 4

    • Exercise 4 (Answers)

    • Assignment 3 - Buoyancy

  • 6

    Chapter 5 Human Physiology

    • Introduction

    • Basic Human Anatomy

    • Circulatory System

    • Nervous System

    • Other Body Systems

    • Respired Gas Conditions

    • Hypercapnia

    • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    • Thermal Regulation

    • Hypothermia

    • Hyperthermia

    • Exercise 5 - Human Physiology

    • Exercise 5 (Answers)

    • Assignment 4 - Human Physiology

  • 7

    Chapter 6 Diving Physiology

    • Direct Effect of Pressure

    • Introduction

    • Lung Squeeze

    • Sinus Squeeze

    • Ear Squeeze

    • Tooth and Intestinal Squeezes

    • Man-Made Air Spaces

    • Lung Over-Pressure Injuries

    • Indirect Effects of Pressure

    • Decompression Sickness

    • Decompression Sickness Predisposition Factors

    • Treatment Tables

    • Exercise 6

    • Exercise 6 Answers

    • Assignment 5 - Dive Medicine

  • 8

    Chapter 7 Decompression Tables

    • Introduction

    • Development of U.S. Navy Tables

    • Development of D.C.I.E.M Tables

    • Recreational Diving tables

    • Dive Charts

    • D.C.I.E.M Dive Tables

    • D.C.I.E.M Dive Table Procedures (Single/Repetitive dives)

    • D.C.I.E.M Dive Table Procedures (Minimum Surface Interval)

    • D.C.I.E.M Dive Table Procedures (Multilevel and Altitude Dives)

    • D.C.I.E.M Dive Table (General Procedures)

    • Exercise 7

    • Exercise 7 (Answers)

    • Assignment 6 - D.C.I.E.M. Dive Tables

    • DCIEM Tables: Surface Intervals less than 15 minutes

  • 9

    Chapter 8 Dive Planning and Risk Assessment

    • Introduction and initial planning.

    • Hazards

    • Risk Assessment

    • Emergency Preparedness

    • Exercise 8 - Emergency Planning and Risk Assessment

    • Exercise 8 (Answers)

  • 10

    Chapter 9 Dive Accident Management

    • Introduction

    • First Aid

    • Dive Rescue

    • Out of Air Situations

    • Other Emergencies

    • Exercise 9 - Dive Accident Management

    • Exercise 9 (Answers)

    • Assignment 8 - Dive Accident Management

  • 11

    Chapter 10 Diving Regulations and Standards

    • Introduction

    • Commercial Diving Regulations

    • Commercial Diving Standards

    • WorkSafe BC Part 24: Diving and Fishing Regulations: General Requirements

    • WorkSafe BC Part 24: Diving and Fishing Regulations: Scuba Specific

    • WorkSafe BC Part 24: Diving and Fishing Regulations: Surface Supply Specific

    • Exercise 10

    • Exercise 10 (answers)

    • Assignment 7 - Industry Regulations

  • 12

    Chapter 11 Dive Equipment

    • Introduction and SCUBA Cylinders

    • Regulators

    • Gauges, BCD's, Dry Suits & Spare Parts

    • Full Face Masks

    • Exercise 11: SCUBA Equipment

    • Exercise 11 (answers)

    • Assignment 9 - SCUBA Equipment

  • 13

    Chapter 12 Dive Communications

    • Introduction and Hand Signals

    • Line Pull Signals

    • Voice Communications

    • Exercise 12 - Dive Communications

    • Exercise 12 (Answers)

  • 14

    Chapter 13 High Pressure Breathing Systems

    • Introduction

    • Air Compressors.

    • Compressor Power.

    • Compressor Operation

    • Air Quality and Storage

    • Exercise 13 - High Pressure Air Systems

    • Exercise 13 (Answers)

  • 15

    Surface Supply Diving

  • 16

    Practice EXAM

    • FINAL EXAM Information

    • Chapter 1 Math Basics. EXAM sample

    • Chapter 2 Dive Physics - Part 1 EXAM sample

    • Chapter 3 Dive Physics - Part 2. EXAM Sample

    • Chapter 4 - Buoyancy EXAM sample

    • Chapter 5 Human Physiology EXAM Sample

    • Chapter 6 - Dive Medicine EXAM Sample

    • Chapter 7 Diving Physiology EXAM Sample

    • Chapter 8 D.C.I.E.M. Dive Tables EXAM Sample

    • Chapter 9 Dive Accident Management EXAM sample

    • Chapter 10 Industry Regulations EXAM Sample