COVID 19 – UPDATE 06/06/2020

On the day all divers will be required to complete a passenger access control

COVID 19 – UPDATE 3/6/2020

On the day all divers will be required to complete a passenger access control declaration form which we will hand out on board.

To come diving you must be fit, well and display none of the following symptoms or have been in contact with anyone else displaying these symptoms.

  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

 

Current recommendations from the Diver Alert Network are

• Divers who have tested positive with COVID-19 but have remained completely asymptomatic, should wait ONE month before resuming diving.
• Divers who have had symptomatic COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted by a divingmedicine specialist.

• Divers who have been hospitalised with or because of cardiac problems in relation to COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted or coordinated by a diving medicine specialist with cardiac evaluation, including echocardiography and exercise
test (exercise electrocardiography).

In line with current government guidelines (1st June 2020) we are only taking 6 divers all trips have been adjusted accordingly, for the next few weeks

Sea Leopard  has 40m2, of useable space, excluding the wheel house, so it’s up to you to keep a social distance of 2m from other divers and the skipper.

All divers must bring their own face mask, hand sanitiser, food, drinks and all dive gear.

Do not step aboard the boat until the skipper tells you too.

The allocated seating will be marked out.

Divers are not permitted to enter the wheel house.

Hand sanitiser should be used before loading/unloading and during the trip.

Face masks must be worn when loading/unloading the boat.

Before using the toilet you must wipe down the various surfaces which you will be touching with anti bacterial wipes. These wipes to be disposed of in the bin, not down the toilet. Sanitise your hands before leaving the toilet with the hand sanitiser provided.

When getting picked up after a dive, you must keep breathing through your regulator until sitting back in your allocated seat.

There is a free car park with trolleys, 2 min walk to the boat.

You must be qualified to the seabed depth listed.

You may dive solo if you have an alternate air source (Pony bottle,Twin set, Bail out) and are competent to do so.

Please be aware we do not offer a buddy service.

To come diving you must be fit, well and display none of the following symptoms or have been in contact with anyone else displaying these symptoms.

  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

Current recommendations from the Diver Alert Network are....

• Divers who have tested positive with COVID-19 but have remained completely asymptomatic, should wait ONE month before resuming diving.
• Divers who have had symptomatic COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted by a diving medicine specialist.
• Divers who have been hospitalised with or because of pulmonary symptoms in relation to COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted or coordinated by a diving medicine specialist, with complete pulmonary function testing (at least FVC, FEV1, PEF25-50-75, RV and FEV1/FVC, and an exercise test with peripheral oxygen saturation measurement) as well as a high resolution CT
scanning of the lungs.
• Divers who have been hospitalised with or because of cardiac problems in relation to COVID-19, should wait at least THREE months before applying for fit-to-dive clearance conducted or coordinated by a diving medicine specialist with cardiac evaluation, including echocardiography and exercise test (exercise electrocardiography).

In line with current government guidelines (1st June 2020) we are only taking 6 divers all trips have been adjusted accordingly, for the next few weeks.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us via our contact page or feel free to call us.

                                                                Hope to see you soon Al & Freda