PADI Open Water E-Learning Quick Review
1. If your ears or sinuses hurt while you are descending (going down), it usually means:
your air spaces are equalized (cleared).
your mask strap is too tight.
you are feeling a squeeze and need to equalize.
your mask is too small.
2. You should not dive if you have a cold or allergies because:
you may become unconscious (dazed, out cold) without warning.
you may become tired or seasick easily.
you may not be able to equalize pressure in your body air spaces.
you will use your air up too fast.
3. Holding your breath while scuba diving can:
cause lung injuries.
push air into the blood stream and chest area.
lead to life threatening injuries.
all of the above
4. What is the most important rule in scuba diving?
Never dive alone.
Always perform a predive safety check.
Establish positive buoyancy and relax when at the surface.
Breathe continuously and never hold your breath.
5. If you work too hard and find it difficult to breathe underwater, you should:
inflate your BCD.
stop all activity and rest, hold onto something for support if possible.
swim right away to your buddy and signal for help.
do a controlled emergency swimming ascent (CESA – swimming up to the surface saying the ah-h-h-h sound).
6. You know you are properly weighted for diving if you:
float at neck level with your BCD about half full and you are holding a normal breath of air.
sink slowly holding a normal breath of air and an empty BCD.
float at eye level holding a normal breath of air with an empty BCD.
sink easily with a partially filled BCD.
7. If you and your buddy were separated underwater what would you generally do?
Go up right away, wait a minute and then go back down underwater.
Search for a minute underwater and then go up to find your buddy.
Go to the surface right away and get out of the water.
Find your buddy’s bubbles and follow the bubbles to find your buddy.
8. Imagine you feel a mild current at the start of your dive. How should you begin this dive?
Dive with the current.
Dive across the current.
Dive against or into the current.
Dive at an angle to the current.
9. Imagine you were boat diving and you were caught in a strong current at the surface. What should you do?
Make yourself float, signal for help, rest and wait for the boat to pick you up.
Descend (go down) and try to swim against the current near the bottom.
Make yourself float, signal for help, and try to swim against the current.
Try to swim against the current by staying just below the surface.
10. Most injuries caused by aquatic animals happen because:
the animal is aggressive (like a bully).
the animal cannot see that you are a diver.
the animal thinks you are food.
the animal is trying to protect itself.
11. In an out-of-air situation, and you are close to your buddy, the best thing to do is to:
switch to your buddy’s alternate air source.
make a controlled emergency swimming ascent (CESA – swim up to the surface saying the ah-h-h sound).
buddy breathe (share a single regulator with your buddy).
None of the above.
12. Divers who act foolishly at depth may start acting normal again if they:
ascend (go up) to a shallower depth.
breathe slowly and deeply.on 2
signal their buddy for help.
all of the above
13. You are likely to increase the risk of decompression sickness (DCS – nitrogen bubbles blocking blood circulation/flow in your body after a dive) if:
you dive in poor visibility, strong moving water, and rough seas.
you are tired, cold, sick, thirsty or overweight.
you do not look after your equipment.
all of the above.
14. To reduce the risk of decompression sickness (DCS – nitrogen bubbles blocking blood circulation/flow in your body after a dive):
make a safety stop at 5 metres/15 feet at the end of each dive.
ascend (go up) to a shallower depth if you feel dizzy.
have your tank filled only at a dive center you trust.
breathe more slowly than normal.
15. You make two dives in one day and you are flying home on a commercial plane. What is the minimum time you have to wait before you can go on the plane?
You do not have to wait
16. You dive to 59 feet for 22 minutes. After a 30 minute surface interval, you plan to dive to 50 feet. What is the maximum allowable time for the second dive?
17. Imagine you are an Advanced Open Water Diver planning to make two dives. The first dive is to 70 feet for 30 minutes, and the second dive is to 60 feet for 39 minutes. How long would you have to stay on the surface between dives (minimum surface interval) to do these dives safely?
1 hour and 4 minutes
1 hour and 32 minutes
18. Imagine you dive to 56 feet for 44 minutes. After a one hour surface interval you do a second dive to 56 feet. Losing track of time, you notice your bottom time is now 37 minutes. What should you do?
Ascend (go up) right away to 15 feet and stay there for 8 minutes before going to the surface.
Go to the surface right away and contact the nearest recompression chamber.
Ascend (go up) right away to 15 feet and stay there for 3 minutes before going to the surface.
Ascend (go up) to 10 feet and stay there until you use up your air.
19. The first step in using your dive computer is
setting the time and date.
reading the manufacturer’s instructions.
calibrating it for enriched air nitrox.
setting it for fresh or salt water.
20. When planning a dive with a computer, you use the “plan” or “NDL scroll” mode (or other name the manufacturer uses) to determine
the maximum depth of the previous dive.
the no decompression limits for depths (typically in 3 metre/10 foot increments).
whether your computer is compatible with your buddy’s computer.
the best settings for your backup computer.
21. When making computer assisted dives
each diver needs an individual computer.
each buddy team needs a computer.
up to four divers may share a computer.
None of the above.
22. It’s important that you not turn off a dive computer between dives because
the divemaster may object because you can’t recall the dive information for logging.
it would lose memory of the previous dive and not calculate repetitive dives correctly.
it won’t come back on, or it it make take a long time to power up.
doing so is hard on the batteries and may cause the computer to fail.
23. If you accidentally exceed your computers no stop limits
make a safety stop for three minutes at 5 metres/15 feet.
decompress according to the computer’s instructions.
surface immediately, breathe oxygen and report your condition to the divemaster.
None of the above.
24. If your computer fails during a dive, use your backup computer to continue the dive. If you’re not wearing a backup, you should
ascend, make a safety stop and end the dive.
borrow you buddy’s backup.
continue the dive until low on air, but make no repetitive dives.
Any of the above is acceptable.
25. You make two dives in one day and are flying home on a commercial plane. You should wait until your computer says you can fly or ________hours, whichever is longer.
BONUS QUESTION: If you see a woman attempting to bathe off the back of her boat at The Bitter End, should you:
Avert your eyes
Grab the binoculars
Yell, "Soap it up!"
Ignore her because she's probably some 50 year old leatherskin in a bikini
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