Course Outline

Objective: Inspect your own and your buddy’s equipment to ensure that all components are operating properly.

Value: Completing a pre-dive check will familiarize the buddy team with how each other’s equipment works and how different equipment designs work.

How It’s Done: Use the BRAID mnemonic to help you check the equipment where:

  • B stands for buoyancy and weights.
  • R stands for regulators and releases.
  • A stands for air or gas checks.
  • I stands for instruments.
  • D stands for “diver is OK to dive.”
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