FULL FACE MASK DIVER

By taking a course on using the Full Face Mask you can expect to learn how to properly use and maintain this specialized piece of dive equipment. This may include topics such as:

1. How to assemble and disassemble the IDM.

2. Proper fitting and adjustment of the mask.

3. Techniques for clearing and equalizing the mask.

4. Proper care and maintenance of the IDM.

5. Emergency procedures and troubleshooting while using the IDM underwater.

6. Tips for maximizing comfort and performance while diving with the IDM.

7. How to effectively communicate and signal with other divers while wearing the IDM.

STEPS

 Purchase your course material from our diveshop, you may choose from having the PADI Manual or PADI eLearning. If you have a busy schedule we suggest PADI eLearning to fit easily your scuba lessons during your work or at home. Work at your own pace, online or offline, connect with your instructor for inwater training, or whenever you have a question.
eLearning time commitment: 2-4 hours

Learn techniques for preparing and diving with a full face mask as well as proper maintenance. During a confined water dive, you get comfortable using your mask and practice skills in preparation for your open water dives. In open water, during two dives, you’ll demonstrate your ability to:
Properly prepare and check your mask for the dive.
Make adjustments underwater and clear water out of the mask.
Respond to simulated out-of-gas emergency situations

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver

Total time commitment: 1-2 days (dives must be completed over a maximum of two days)

Minimum age: 12 years or older

THINGS TO CONSIDER

MORE INFORMATION:

Minimum age: 12 or older

Course prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver

OTHER COSTS AND EQUIPMENT

This course requires both knowledge development and in-person training for certification.

When you purchase the PADI eLearning course or PADI Manual (diveshop), the cost covers the knowledge development portion only.

There is an additional cost to complete your practical training with a PADI Instructor. Please contact your PADI Dive Center or Resort for pricing. If you do not own a set of scuba equipment, you will need to rent gear.

Besides your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a full face mask that fits you and works with a regulator.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. Avoid disappointment, review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).