Guided Diver Open Water Dive Skills

Which skills are required to complete the Guided Diver course open water dives?

For example, mask partial flood comes before mask full flood, and so on. However, the specific timing of when to teach these skill types during Confined Water sessions will depend on the confidence levels of your students and logistical considerations.

Numbered skills in bold must be completed in order. 

Mask Skills Buoyancy Skills Snorkel Skills Equipment Skills Regulator Skills General Skills
1. Partial mask flood and clear 1. BCD inflation and deflation at the surface. 50 metre snorkel swim Equipment assembly and disassembly (x3) 1. Breathing underwater Equalisation techniques
2. Fully Flooded mask clear 2. Neutral Buoyancy Disconnect and reconnect LPI 2. Regulator clearing Predive Check
3. Mask removal and replacement 3. Hover Weight system removal and replacement at the surface 3. Regulator Recovery Controlled descent
4. No mask breathing Emergency weight drop Snorkel to regulator exchange Controlled Ascent
Resecure a loose cylinder band Hand Signals
Weight Check
Updated on 17 April 2024