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Underwater Vehicle Training Prop

Discussion in 'Training, Practices and Equipment' started by Resqdivemedic, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Resqdivemedic

    Resqdivemedic Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: chepachet, RI USA
    So I saw the video from Miami Dade dive rescue team on the ERDI blog and really liked the prop they used in the pool to simulate victim rescue from a submerged vehicle. Funny thing is that my team has been talking about getting a car and stripping it to use for training, until I saw this. I ended up making it. Haven't tried it out yet, we have a drill with it soon. The way it works is a manikin is placed in the wooden seat and strapped in, we are using old backboard straps. The diver enters the pipe from the opposite end, locates the victim and cuts the belt. The victim is pulled back through the pipe and taken to the surface. I like it because a lot of variables can be thrown in like blacked out mask and maybe entanglement. He are some photos of the finished prop. Thanks Miami Dade, great idea!

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  2. ReefGuy

    ReefGuy Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Punta Gorda, Fl.
    That is a cool idea. We're fortunate enough to have a Buick submerged in our training pond. It's getting old, though and starting to fall apart. This might be a good alternative for replacing it

    Thx for sharing.
  3. jencks23

    jencks23 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Connecticut
    A great Idea, we are going to look into experimenting with one

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