Below are a variety of videos to which your instructor may refer during your training.
1. Frog Kick
There are two basic “kicks” that dives use to propel themselves through the water. The most common is the flutter kick which most diver do naturally. In the flutter kick the legs remain mostly extended with a slight bend at the knees and the legs simply move up and down.
The “frog kick” is more difficult to master but has advantages over the flutter kick that make is superior in many situations and is the kick that experienced and especially technical divers rely on primarily because the frog kick allows the diver to swim very near the bottom without disturbing the a silty or muddy bottom.
2. Demonstration of Oceanic Veo 100 Dive Computer.
We use several different models of dive computers in our training however the Oceanic computers are most often used by KY Diver students. While the Oceanic computer issued to you for your training may be different than the computer used in the video (Oceanic Prodigy, Oceanic Veo 100, Veo 180NX, etc.) the primary screens present the same information. This is true even of other manufacturer’s computers. The purpose of this video is to allow the student to get an idea of what information their computer will provide and how it will be specifically presented on the Oceanic model computers.
3. The Diver’s Ear Under Pressure – Edmond Kay, M.D.
The video presented here is a symposium presentation by Dr. Edmond Kay, a physician and a diver who is well versed in diving physiology. Many divers do not fully understand how their ears respond to increases in pressure experienced during diving and what may be happening when they have problems. This video is an excellent presentation and features video otoscopy of divers in the audience who have experienced trouble with their ears while diving.
4. Shearwater Petrel Dive Computer – Nitrox Mode
The Shearwater Petrel is a multigas trimix dive computer appropriate for both recreational and technical diving. This video demonstrates the use of the Petrel for recreational (ie. no decompression) diving breathing nitrox.