I would like to work together with RBW members to produce a standardize circuit of BUDDY rescue skills that I can integrate during training class and refreshers, At current the majority of the skills are self rescue with the majority around unit specific failures. Over the last few years I have taught quite a few CCR classes and dived with lots of certified CCR divers and many have poor buddy checks, a lack of understanding of buddy units and no real idea of what to do if the shit hits the fan.
There are a few skills integrated into most mod one courses e.g. unconscious diver lift what to do if somebody suffers ox-tox, and I throw in a few others for good measure panic ccr diver, diver tows, and surface rescue but I would like to produce a basic list that needs consideration with your help.
Once we have a good list we will need to come up with key steps that need to be considered for an effective rescue below are the basic that I believe need careful consideration.
Unconscious CCR diver at the surface –
Unconscious diver at depth -
Panic diver at depth –
Surface rescue -
Oxygen toxicity – convulsion
CCR diver with Hypercapnia –
As the world of Rebreathers continues to grow its essential we consider specific CCR rescue skills especial for those diving with OC buddies who have generally very little idea of the rebreather a small handout that can be used as a tool for briefing your OC buddy on what to do if something goes wrong during the dive may help to save a few lives so for me it’s a worth while cause.
I hope the members see this as a worth while process.
Thanks in advance