Safety from the surface
Give the diver your undivided attention before, during and after their dive.
  • Before the dive
    • Take the lanyard off your wrist and put it on theirs.
    • Ask them what their plan is for the dive.
    • Use their answer to calculate how long their dive should take.
    • If requested, adjust the line to their desired depth.
  • During the dive
    • Time the dive, either with a watch or by counting "one thousand, two thousand..." in your head.
    • Feel the dive by putting your hand on the line in a shaka shape and pressing with your thumb to feel the vibrations of the lanyard on the line.
  • After the dive
    • Watch for their 3 recovery breaths.
    • Watch for their OK sign.