Full Face Mask and Underwater
outline for this session
Training outline for second
Training outline for openwater
Diver Checkout List
DiveLink Training Slideshow
Equipment Officer Steve
Giles goes over care, maintenance and general guidelines for using the
ScubaPro full face masks (FFM)
Divelink wireless communications.
Robert Loop holds up his mask for closer inspection during the
Mike Fisher learns how to adjust the communicator through the on, off
and emergency modes.
Team members topside watch as divers
practice mask adjustments. This was the first pool training session
using the individually issued FFMs. At this point, many members where
still experimenting with the configuration of their back-up air
Divers had to remove and replace the FFM
five times in this surface drill.
Underwater, divers moved on to the next
drill, mask flood and clear. This was repeated five times.
A dive buddy is there to help out when
During the next drill, divers are watched as
they remove and replace the FFM five times.
After achieving mastery of mask removal and
replacement, divers then had to switch to an alternate air supply and
back-up mask. This diver did not have a pony bottle set up yet, so a
spare air was substituted for the pool session.
Corrective lenses are easily installed into
the full face masks.
All the drills went well. Divers learned
valuable skills and increased their confidence using the masks.
After all the drills were mastered, divers
take turns reading off a list of words to topside. Surface support
evaluated the divers communications for clarity.
Jeff Gorski records diver proficiency during
the training session.
Openwater Training Lake Casitas
(See openwater training outline at top of page)
Divers are briefed at surface before
practicing the underwater drills. Both the Hysucat and Wellcraft are
stationed nearby for support and comm.'s coordination.