Dive Planning Resources

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Recommended Resources for Dive Planning

Careful and thorough planning and implementation are the keys to efficient and safe diving operations. Learn everything you need to know about dive planning with these diver continuing education resources!

Dive Planning

NOAA Diving Manual 5th Edition, Chapter 11 is titled "Dive Planning." This chapter covers every aspect of dive planning:
  • Selection of Equipment NOAAbundle
  • Dive Team Organization
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Hand signals, surface to diver recall systems, line signals, surface signals
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Pre-Dive Equipment Checklists
  • Air Consumption Rates
The NOAA 5th Edition Diving Manual is an excellent resource for all divers - recreational, scientific, technical, commercial, and public safety. New and seasoned divers will all find this manual useful, practical, and applicable.

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Rebreather Dive Planning

For those of you who dive rebreather, you know that the self-discipline needed in theMastering Rebreathers pre-dive planning process spills over into the dive as well. With rebreathers it is extremely critical that you stick to the parameters established during planning.

Mastering Rebreathers by Jeffrey Bozanic covers:

  • Pre-Dive Planning
  • Pre and Post-Dive Checklists
  • Pre-Breathing

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Cold Water and Ice Dive Planning

Ice diving requires extensive planning and a number of personnel to be doneColdWaterDiving correctly. In his book, Cold Water Diving: a guide to ice diving, John N. Heine, past president of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) discusses: 

  • Evaluating Ice Conditions
  • Preparing the Site
  • Evaluating Weather Conditions
  • Tether Line and Tender
  • Diving at Altitude
  • Suiting Up

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