Mordialloc Pier in Melbourne, where the Black Rock Divers Association hold an unusual examination. It's?
Mordialloc Pier in Melbourne, where the Black Rock Divers Association hold an unusual examination. It's the group's first tests for the aqualung diver's "C" certificates. Jumping in, is part of the test. Equipment can be lost unless it's done correctly.
Underwater exploring and fishing is increasing in popularity. There are some ten clubs already and more are being formed.
Here, Bill Sylvester lets water into his mask. This is to see if he can clear his mask should it flood by accident. The drill: over on the back and blow out hard through the nose. Next, Dave Perry and Bob Alderson seeing if they can survive using only one aqualung between them. This is vital knowledge in case a diver is trapped with faulty equipment. Panic can be a killer, should such an emergency really arise.
There are about one-hundred-and-fifty aqualung divers in Melbourne's bayside clubs -- a sport that Australians are taking to with skill and enthusiasm. They've passed their exam.