Dive Training

Skill 19, Remove and Replace Scuba Unit On The Surface

How to remove and replace your BCD on the surface:

  1. Inflate your BCD.
  2. Loosen and remove the shoulder straps, chest and waist straps, plus the Velcro cummerbund.
  3. Making sure not to become entangled slowly slide out of your BCD and keep hold of it, making sure it does not float away from.
  4. Hold the BCD with both your arms across the top and use the BCD to help keep you afloat.

Put the BCD back on:

  1. Make sure the all the straps are loose
  2. Orient the BCD and tank horizontally
  3. “Spread”open the BCD up so that the left and right sides are floating open at the sides of the tank , with the inside of the BCD showing
  4. Move so that your rear end is at the bottom of the tank and sit on it.
  5. Move both arms down and slip them simultaneously into their respective left and right hand straps
  6. Quickly secure the Velcro waistband and all straps

Video provided by our friends at www.coconuttreedivers.com & www.goprocaribben.com

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