Course Outline

Objective: Respond to a simulated BCD failure by orally inflating the BCD while you are on the surface and underwater.

Value: If your low-pressure inflator hose is disconnected, you know how to orally inflate your BCD while you are underwater and on the surface.

How It’s Done:

  • Follow these steps if you are on the surface.
    1. Before you go underwater, take a breath of fresh air.
    2. Blow about one-half of your air into the small BCD hose mouthpiece while depressing the dump button.
    3. Release the button.
    4. Repeat these steps until you are floating.
  • Follow these steps if you are underwater.
    1. Take a breath from your regulator.
    2. Blow about one-third of your air into the small BCD hose mouthpiece while depressing the dump button.
    3. Release the button.
    4. Repeat these steps until you are neutrally buoyant.
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