Overview of lifejacket rules and recommendations for use plus links to detailed lifejacket guidance via Maritime NZ
Best communication devices to be carried on all vessels. Includes VHF radios, EPIRBs and considerations for phones
Brief description on non-electronic communication devices and simple guidance of their use.
Additional essential boating equipment listed plus Safer Boating Forum video on basic boat maintenance.
All vessels should carry a first aid kit. Get yours sorted with this simple guide.
An emergencies overview of burn injury treatment and hazards identification specific to boating.
While the only sure treatment for seasickness is sitting under a tree there is a few approaches we can take to help.
Prolonged exposure to cold weather and water can be life-threatening. Learn the steps to take to treat hypothermia.
Heat exhaustion can be a problem in New Zealand. Learn about the signs and treatment of hyperthermia.
A quick overview of the treatment of fish-hook injuries.
The simple task of posting a trip-report may be the difference between help coming quickly or not at all.
A brief overview of the essential rules of the road, as they apply boats operating in New Zealand.
Dive flags and regulations with the purpose of protecting vulnerable divers and swimmers in water must be observed by skippers.
Guidelines for anchor rode set-up, deployment, retrieval and jettisoning
How to plan the dive so you enjoy the dive and Survive the Dive
A concise guide to dropping off, retrieving and assisting divers in and out of the water.
Essential hand-signals for dive activity supervisors brief description of float use.
A quick overview of the environmental factors that must be considered in dive planning.
Concise step-by-step for responding to three dive emergencies
How to make a MayDay call.
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