The teaching of in-water Rescue Breaths (RB) is integral to diver training at Sports Diver and above. BSAC advice has been that this is not currently achievable safely whilst following the Covid-19 guidance. However, as the restrictions are slowly being eased, it is understandable that students will once again wish to progress their training.
In order to facilitate training for those who wish to complete diver grades, BSAC has been reviewing its guidance and has now published further recommendations for Instructors and Diving/Training Officers to provide three options that may be utilised whilst maintaining Covid-19 safety measures.
- Use of in-water rescue manikins
- Use of a simulation technique (together with extensive shore-based practise with a CPR manikin)
- Use of a trained diver from the same household