TECHNIQUES FOR ENTERING THE WATER WHEN SCUBA DIVING

BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER

A little reminder for your safety.

Before getting in the water, you need to maKe a few last minute checks. Firstly, regardless of the technique you've chosen, let's remember that it's essential to have checked your equipment, or that someone has checked it for you (cylinder open and normal pressure on the pressure gauge, no leaks, etc.).
Then, check that there are no divers below you. Finally, once in the water and stabilised with your BCD inflated, it is essential to tell your team and the boat that everything is fine.

DIFFERENT ENTRY TECHNIQUES

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VERTICAL ENTRY

The aim is to jump vertically, from a flat bottomed boat or a pontoon.

This technique involves several stages. Firstly, stand at the edge of the boat. Then hold your mask and your regulator with your right hand. Finally, take a large step forward whilst remaining straight and staring at the horizon.

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BACKWARD ROLL

Mainly used on inflatable boats or dinghies.

Sitting down, with your equipment on your back and hand holding your regulator and mask, you have to tip yourself backwards to fall into the water on your back. The buoyancy of your suit and your BCD will then bring you to the surface. Try throwing your legs upwards at the beginning of the movement.

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FORWARD ROLL

You start from a sitting position, with your legs outside the boat.

For this technique, you start off with a jump forwards, helped by the weight of the cylinder, to land on your back. Start in a standing position, with your knees against the boat's rounded edge or rail.

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SEATED ENTRY

Same principle as the backward roll...

This technique is mainly used on inflatable boats or dinghies. You start from a sitting position, with your legs outside the boat. And you simply tip forwards.

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ENTERING THE WATER WITHOUT EQUIPMENT

This method requires calm conditions : no swell and no current.

Here you have to inflate your BCD so it floats to the surface. You get in the water and put it on directly in the water, and not out of the water. The advantage is that you do not need to carry the equipment but the disadvantage of this technique is that you have to check that your equipment (buoyancy compensator, regulator, pressure gauge, etc.) is correct to avoid any nasty surprises on the way down.

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Romain, retail assistant at Decathlon-La Défense

I’m 29 years old. I'm a retail assistant in the water sports department of the Decathlon at La Défense. I first discovered the underwater world through snorkeling and it was at the age of 15 that scuba diving became truly a passion. Since that time, I've regularly gone scuba diving as part of clubs and on trips. I have my FFESSM (French Federation of Undersea Studies and Sports) Level 1 certification.

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