Rules for safe scuba diving
– These rules apply for all scuba diving conducted by NTNUI DG, and for any member if equipment by NTNUI DG is used.
All divers must have:
- An internationally recognized scuba diving certification
- Read and understood NTNUI DG’s rules for safe diving
- Been familiarized with DG’s safety equipment
And the following rules apply:
- A dive leader must be appointed at every dive, and be competent with the diving being done. The dive leader is sovereign in all his/hers decicions.
- Dive leader determines if the environmental conditions at the dive site, and the dives planned, are safe.
- Communications (Phone of VHF) must be checked
- Never dive alone.
- Should contact be lost under water, return to the surface and re-establish contact (normal and safe ascent-rate)
- Agree on time, depth, direction and potentially decompression with the dive leader.
- Do a buddy-check or similar pre-dive equipment-check
- If one in the buddy-team wishes, a buddy-line shall be used.
- Divers must adapt depth and difficulty of dive according to certification and experience.
- Max depth for diving with air is 39m
- Do not dive if you feel unwell, insecure or are influenced by medicine or alcohol.
- It’s never embarrassing to skip a dive
- Always have the following safety-equipment:
- Dive-leader suitcase (misc first-aid and other equipment
- Every diver must have at least two second-stages.
- When diving with a ceiling (deco, wreck, cave), to separate gas-sources must be used.
Translates Autumn 2018