Bonaire Scuba ECS | Some Refreshing Water

March 04, 2020

Students refreshing scuba procedures and safety precautions before departing to

After two days of completing classwork and creating projects, it was almost time to prepare for the departure to Bonaire. However, a SCUBA refresher course to re-establish safety procedures and make sure all important information was retained was necessary. Without this, there would be a much greater chance of someone forgetting something during the trip. To our surprise, once we arrived, a refresher pop-quiz was placed in front of us! Obviously, no studying was done prior to this, so it was slightly nerve-wracking for me; until I learned that the grade of this test did not matter since we had already passed it before. We, unsurprisingly, got our gear on rather slow, but it only made sense since our primary course was in August. Personally, I did not remember how to set up my gear, but I quickly retained the information after they retaught us how. After everyone had gotten all gear on properly we took a giant stride into the pool and patted our heads to inform the guides we were okay. You must pat your head to signify your safety regardless because it is very possible to get hurt when striding off the boat. Remembering to do things like this can be nerve-wracking, but I found that if I try not to focus on remembering every little detail, I automatically retain things without many problems. After we got in the water, we reviewed all necessary procedures such as emergency ascents, out of air emergencies, etcetera. Overall, remembering the information I learned was actually easier than I thought it’d be, and I am completely prepared for whatever Bonaire presents to me.

Students refreshing scuba procedures and safety precautions before departing to