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PADI DIVEMASTER

COURSE
Section I: Review of Sections 1-3 of the PADI Divemaster Manual

THE ROLE OF THE DIVEMASTER


Being a Role-Model

Maintaining
Professionalism

Excellent diving skills

Having expert dive and rescue skills

Confidence

Being a mentor to students

Practicing safe diving

Maintain your personal record

Reading people and situations

Planning dives

Care for environment

Be accepting

Equipped with appropriate gear

Problem-solving
Maintaining a Controlled Environment

CODE OF PRACTICE & DUTIES


Review the Code of practice in detail on page 8 & 9 of your Divemaster
Manual.

THE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE


PLAN
Things to consider when creating your Emergency Assistance Plan (EAP).:
How do you contact local emergency medical care?
How do you evacuate a patient to medical care?
How do you coordinate emergency recompression and other diver-specific
medical information?
What services can you expect and not expect from local emergency services?
What special contact numbers do you need in an emergency?
Where is the nearest communication, if not available at the dive site?
What route would you take in evacuating a patient to care if you would have to
do it yourself?

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
STEPS
1. Assess the situation.
2. Act on your plan.
3. Delegate.
4. Provide basic life support and first aid as necessary for the patient.
5. Control the scene.
6. Evacuate the patient.

RESOURCE
PADI. (2010). Divemaster Manual. (pp.8, 9, 37 & 48). Rancho Santa
Margarita, CA: PADI.