Pre-Dive Scuba Training: Equipment

CONGRATULATIONS!

You've taken the first step to becoming a certified scuba diver! In this course, you'll learn all about the equipment that's necessary for completing a live scuba dive. The information you've learned here, you'll be able to translate into a real-life diving scenario, in order to receive your scuba certification.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objective #1

You will be able to identify 6 key pieces of equipment that are necessary to complete a live scuba dive by reviewing written descriptions and video tutorials, and passing an online quiz with 100% accuracy.

Learning Objective #2

You will be able to physically label each of the 6 pieces of dive equipment in a live dive scenario once she or he has completed the review of written materials, video tutorials, and completed the online quiz with 100% accuracy.

Learning Objective #3

You will be able state the purpose of and use for each separate piece of diving equipment by reviewing written descriptions and video tutorials, and passing an online quiz with 100% accuracy.

Learning Objective #4

You will be able to state how each piece of equipment is necessary to ensure a safe scuba diving experience by reviewing written descriptions and video tutorials, and passing an online quiz with 100% accuracy.

Learning Objective #5

You will be able to use this newly acquired knowledge toward completing their live dive scuba diving certification by reviewing written descriptions and video tutorials, and passing an online quiz with 100% accuracy.

When you're ready, check out www.padi.com and www.naui.org for detailed information on obtaining your scuba diving certification.

Table of Contents: Gear List

Scuba Mask

The scuba mask allows the diver to see clearly under water.

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Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)

The BCD, or buoyancy control device, gives the diver control over their flotation levels.

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Weight System

The weight system helps the diver to offset the tendency to float, especially when wearing a wetsuit. The weight helps the diver to descend slowly.

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Air Tank

A high-pressure, portable cylinder that's a relatively small, yet very strong container that holds large volumes of compressed gas.

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Regulator

The scuba regulator is a great invention that delivers the air from your scuba tank to you just the way you need it to breathe.

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Submersible Pressure Gauge (SPG)

An, SPG, or Submersible Pressure Gauge, displays how much air remains in your tank so that you can end your dive well before you get too low.

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Test Your Knowledge!

1) True or False

  • True
  • False
A mask is necessary for the diver to see under water.

2) Multiple Choice

  • To stay dry under water.
  • To allow for easy breathing under water.
  • To allow the diver to track air pressure and depth.
What is the purpose of a regulator?

3) Fill in the Blanks

The  allows the diver to control their under water by allowing the diver to manipulate their flotation levels in order to remain or more weightless.

4) Choose the Image

Please identify the piece of scuba diving equipment that allows the diver to retain air under water.

5) Multiple Choice

  • To allow for flotation control under water.
  • To allow for a steady descent and ascent under water.
  • To allow the diver to monitor their air tank pressure.
What is the primary use of an SPG?

6) True or False

  • True
  • False
The weight management system allows the diver to control the air pressure of the oxygen tank.