Dive Training

Skill 3 – Deep Water Entry

Giant Stride Entry

The giant stride is used when entering the water from a boat, piers, or dock and where the surface of the water is no more than 6 ft from your starting position.

To perform a giant stride entry follow the steps below:

  1. Stand with your feet at the edge of the boat deck, or platform.
  2. Place the snorkel or regulator in your mouth.
  3. Place your right hand over your face so it secures both your mask and snorkel.
  4. Place left hand over your weight belt buckle. This helps prevent the water impact from opening the buckle on entry.
  5. Check the area below you for any hazards or other divers in the area.
  6. While standing straight up and looking straight ahead at the horizon, step forward with either foot.
  7. You will enter the water with your legs spread wide apart. Bring them together as soon as you enter the water to help propel you towards the surface.
  8. Display the OK signal as soon as you surface.

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

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