Using the acronym S.A.M.P.L.E. while conducting a secondary assessment on a non-life threating injury or illness will ensure you have recorded essential information for the next stage of medical care once they have arrived or you have assisted in the transport of a patient.  

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Tides affected by the relative position of the celestial bodies; The Earth, Sun and Moon, are diurnal, semi-diurnal and mixed tides as well as tides that are higher and lower than the averages daily tides, the Neap and Spring Tides. 

Topographical features such as the pitch of the shore or sandbars away from shore also have a big effect on local tidal movements so local knowledge is also imperative when considering entry/exit techniques and diving parameters when planning and executing dives. 

Learn more about the environment and how they affect dive p[anning in your PADI Divemaster and PADI IDC programs. 

Calculating minimum surface intervals is an essential skill for divers operating within logistical confines, wanting to make the most out of their diving day.

Take your PADI RDP and calculate the pressure group designation for the first dive using Table 1.

Now flip your RDP over to find Table 3 - find where the depth intersects closest with the adjusted NDL and then follow the table up to find the required pressure group designation.

Now use the table in reverse by taking the pressure group designation from Table 3 and intersecting it with the pressure group designation in Table 1 in Table 2.

This will give you the minimum surface interval required by the PADI RDP.

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Having an emergency beacon is required by many countries when operating in the open ocean - once activated they signal for a minimum of 24-48 hours allow rescue efforts to search and locate an individual separated from their vessel.

Continuing education for professional divers shouldn't happen only in the linear education of the agency flowchart but in a non-linear fashion incorporating skills and knowledge that improve their ability to be effective in their roles. 

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Over-expansion injuries may result in a variety of outcomes including pneumothorax, embolism and emphysema. 

Emphysema is a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness or which air is abnormally present within the body tissues.

Always dive when healthy and make safe ascents after every dive to minimize the risk of an over-expansion occurring in the first place.

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