The first reflection we made was before we learnt that it was not going to happen and we were only reflecting on the risk assessment and out entire planning of the trip.
We are aiming to get our dive certificates, half of us are getting the Open Water Dive (OWD) certificate and the rest are getting the Advanced Open Water Dive (AOWD) certificate as they have had previous experience.
We will be doing our dive certificate requirements for the first 3 days. On the 3rd day, we will use our dive skills to help on the Saving Nemo Snorkel Trail, helping college research initiatives to conserve the area by tracking the marine populations focusing on clownfish. After that, on the same day, we will get to know the island by kayak. The 4th day entails a beach cleanup and both groups coming together for a dive with a trash sort in the evening. The final day is only snorkelling near the island before returning to Singapore.
We will be going from the docks to an island by speed boat. After that, the activities will be on Rawa and its surrounding islands. For diving, the max depth for OWD is 18 meters and AOWD 30 meters.
- By the end of the week, to build collaborative skills and conflict resolution management by coming together to plan specific aspects of our diving trips while keeping in mind everyone’s needs and wants
- To understand the importance of safety and how it is the utmost priority during the week, and how safety levels should be measured before each activity is done
- Develop mechanisms to deal with being outside one’s comfort zones and adjusting to unfamiliar situations (such as issues that may occur when we dive e.g. equalization or clearing the mask)
- To achieve our certifications and thoroughly understand the process in which one is certified to become a diver
- Understand the importance of preserving marine ecosystems as well as the consequences of human made waste materials that are irresponsibly confiscated of
We will do an open water pool dive in Singapore before we go to the venue at Queenstown pool with Orca Nation. On top of the scheduled pool dive, we will meet to do some laps in the pool in order to be more comfortable with long periods in the water as well as our skills.
We will also try and create an exercise schedule for each week that focuses on cardio and endurance, since these are two very important components to diving. A lot of us are also doing physical activity for CAS, so we will look to maintain the physical activities that we are doing over the course of time preceding Project Week.
We will monitor this by regularly updating our CAS pages with the activities we are already doing, regarding our progress and so that it is evidence that we are staying physical in this time. We will also stay in frequent contact with each other, making sure that we are meeting the goals that we are setting ourselves.
Risk Assessment Documents Attached