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Unformatted text preview: lab. (Any misses beyond one must have been made up.) • Exam 2 (at the last regular class meeting) will include material in the text as well as information presented in class and/or labs that is beyond the information in your textbook. Health and Fitness s Good health is important for diving. s You should refrain from scuba diving if you
are not well.
The best way to maintain fitness for diving
is diving or swimming. Stay active.
Medications and scuba diving do not
always mix. s
s What’s Next?
Scuba diving is one of the best activities that you will ever enjoy. s Certification as a diver is
your License to Learn. Basic Diving Equipment Mask
Equipment Care Student Performance: By the end of this lesson you will be able to: s
s s Describe how to select diving equipment.
List the basic equipment you need to go skin
Explain how to care for basic diving
equipment. Buying Diving Equipment There are several reasons to go to a diving retailer. s You can see and wear gear before you buy. s Scuba retailers can help you with
assembling and adjusting the equipment. s Scuba retailers provide instruction for
specialized gear. s Scuba retailers will service equipment. s Scuba retailers rent equipment. s Scuba retailers are your source for scuba
cylinder fills and last minute required items. Basic Personal Equipment
Comfort and Fit are extremely important! • Mask
• Boots Masks
s s s Enable you to see underwater.
Most important is that the
mask fits your face and is
Some of the esential features
of masks are:
There are many optional
features. Some include: New Masks s The lenses are covered with a thin film of
preservative/lubricant. s You can use toothpaste, SofScrub, or
cleanser to remove the protective film. s Each time you use your mask you will
want to prepare it.
• Commercial defoggers are available.
• In a pinch, spit works well. Snorkels
s Enable you to breathe
normally while you watch the
There are a few basic
Optional features include:
The most important things...
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2012 for the course PED 112 taught by Professor Jeff during the Spring '12 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '12