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Test Your Advanced Open Water Knowledge

Quick Quiz for Advanced Open Water Divers (answers below)

Q1. Once qualified as an PADI Advanced Open Water diver, you are qualified to dive to:

    A.     26 metres (85 ft)

    B.     30 metres  (100 ft)

    C.     100 metres (328 ft)

    D.     40 metres (130 ft)

Q2. What happens to the underwater pressure every 10 metres (33 ft) while descending

        A.     It triples

        B.     It doubles

        C.     It increases with one atmosphere (atm)

        D.     It increases 50 percent

Q3. If a tank of air lasts 90 minutes at the surface when breathing normally, how long will it last at 10 metres (33 ft) of depth

        A.     15 minutes

        B.     45 minutes

        C.     30 minutes

        D.     90 minutes

Q4. Which one of the following statements is correct:

        A.     Dive tables are not recommended to bring if you have a dive computer

        B.     Air is mostly made up of oxygen

        C.     You should always dive with a dive buddy

        D.     Neoprene is negatively buoyant

Q5. What is the general mix of gases in a normal scuba cylinder:

        A.     15% oxygen, 84% Nitrgoen, 1% other

        B.     78% oxygen, 21% Nitrogen, 1% other

        C.     33% oxygen, 66% Nitrgoen, 1% other

        D.     21% oxygen, 78% Nitrogen, 1% other

Q6. A red flag with a diagonal line from the top left to the bottom right corner signifies:

        A.     To notify people on the beach that there are dangerous currents in the water close to the shore

        B.     To notify boats that there are divers in the water

        C.     To notify divers that there might be sharks in the water

        D.     To indicate a place or area offering diving related activities

Q7. Ambient pressure means:

        A.     The pressure surrounding a diver at any given depth

        B.     The pressure found at the surface before a dive

        C.     The maximum pressure that will be felt during a dive

        D.     The pressure of the currents that can be felt during a dive

Q8. What are the five steps in a pre-dive safety / buddy check

        A.     Buoyancy, buddy, releases, air and mask

        B.     Buoyancy, buddy, weights, mask and final OK

        C.     Buoyancy, weights, releases, air and BCD

        D.     Buoyancy, weights, releases, air and final OK

Q9. You are diving in a strong current and upon surfacing have realised that you are being towed away from the boat, you should:

        A.     Swim back towards the boat while waving your arms so that the boat can see you

        B.     Make yourself float, signal for help and wait for the boat to pick you up

        C.     Signal for help and then start to swim towards the boat

        D.     Descend underwater to make it easier to swim back to the boat

Q10. On a guided dive, your Divemaster signals to you by putting both hands together making a cup form, he is signalling:

        A.     Home

        B.     You lead, I will follow

        C.     Stay together

        D.     Boat

Q11. During a dive you suddenly realise that you can longer see your buddy, you should:

        A.     Continue searching until you get low on air, then ascend and alert EMS

        B.     Start searching immediately in a circular pattern

        C.     Stay where you are and wait for him to come back

        D.     Continue looking for 1 minute and if not found slowly ascend

Q12. To reduce the risk of decompression sickness (DCS – nitrogen bubbles blocking blood circulation/flow in your body after a dive):

        A.    Ascend (go up) to a shallower depth if you feel dizzy and thirsty

        B.    Breathe more slowly than normal using Nitrox

        C.    Use Nitrox / Enriched Air on every dive

        D.    Make a safety stop at 5 metres (15 feet) at the end of each dive.

 

Quick Answers:

Q1.        B – 30 metres (100 ft)

Q2.        C – It increases with one atmosphere (atm)

Q3.        B – 45 minutes

Q4.        C – You should always dive with a dive buddy

Q5.        D – 21% Oxygen, 78% Nitrogen, 1% other

Q6.        B – To notify boats that there are divers in the water

Q7.        A – The pressure surrounding a diver at any given depth

Q8.        D – Buoyancy, weights, releases, air and final OK

Q9.        B – Make yourself float, signal for help and wait for the boat to come and pick you up

Q10.      D – Boat

Q11.       D – Continue looking for 1 minute, and if not found then slowly ascend

Q12.       D -  Make a safety stop at 5 metres (15 feet) at the end of each dive.

 

 

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