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Safe snorkelling 2nd Ed Ebook

This product is proudly Australian Made

ISBN : 978-1-86283-178-0

Published Date : 27 July 2023

Product Code : F77P

Format : Downloadable pdf lifetime licence

Price: $330.00

Safe snorkelling workbook 2nd Edition Ebook

By Bob Moffatt
Wet Paper Publications

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This is a downloadable pdf sold with a lifetime PAY ONLY ONCE licence where the school agrees to the following conditions.

  • The publisher and author/s of this pdf file grants to the school a revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right and licence to use, FOREVER, the content, exercises, lab and field work lesson notes within the school for educational purposes only.
  • The title to, and intellectual property in these online resources rests with the publisher's author, illustrators, photographers and design consultants and nothing in the agreement should be construed as transferring those rights to the school.
  • Payment for this licence shall not constitute ownership.
  • However if any of your teachers transfer to another school or a teacher visits your school and that school does not have a licence, we require that the school without the licence buys one.
  • Also if your school IT department has adobe acrobat pro, the licence allows you to export the pdf to a power point and the content to be rearranged and reused as you like to suit your class environment.
  • However you MUST keep the attributions under the photographs and illustrations and if you use text, you MUST attribute the author.

Answer Ebook 
$77 - lifetime, pay only once, pdf file of answers


$44 - lifetime, pay only once, pdf booklet of all worksheets

Workbook outcomes

Here are the 140 plus outcomes that I've used to write the workbook.  You are free to copy and adapt these to adapt to your State Syllabus and create your own  lessons.

Click here to get a pdf of the objectives.

Sample pages

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Teachers Information

Why study this workbook?

  • This is a workbook for high school students wishing to attain the physical fitness and ocean situation awareness skills necessary to snorkel with their family and friends after they leave school. 
  • It is not a manual for snorkelling instructors, nor a guide for commercial operators who run snorkelling tours as part of their business.
  • None the less, if you want to get a job as a snorkelling worker, this workbook addresses many of the issues commercial snorkelling operators face and may serve as a useful introduction of what you can expect from your prospective employer.
  • There are plenty of publications that describe these requirements and can usually be found on Government websites that assist with workplace health and safety issues. For example
  • Snorkelling is studied in schools in most Australian states and your teacher will have organised a course that matches the curriculum. 
  • This edition has been organised with the basics first, so if you are completing a marine science course, with a few pool sessions before your trip and snorkelling in a supervised tour, sections 1-3 may only apply.  However if you want to work in the industry, the complete workbook gives you an insight into the course material you need to study.

Support Material

Free workbook outcomes
There are the 140 plus outcomes used in writing the workbook.  You are free to copy and adapt these to adapt to your State Syllabus and create your own  lessons.

Click here to get a pdf of the objectives

Answer Ebook available  
$77 - lifetime, pay only once, pdf file of answers

Student worksheet booklet

$44  - lifetime, pay only once, pdf file of answers


There are 6 sections and 14 worksheets


Section 1: Equipment selection

Masks, snorkels, fins, personal protection equipment, nderwater cameras and housings

Evaluate shark deterrent devices
Shark biology,  bands and shields

Spear fishing

Snorkelling PPE experiment

Worksheet 1: Equipment selection

Section 2: Snorkelling skills

Fitting your mask, snorkel and fins

Water entries and exits

Finning and diving

Snorkel and mask clearing

Ditching a weight belt

Safety signals

Rescue methods

Activity: Snorkelling certificate design

Worksheet 2: Skills knowledge

Section 3: Personal health risks

Risk, hazard, preventative measure.

Determining levels of risk
Medium risk example - coral cut, high risk example - snorkelling platform

Situation awareness

Hazards and preventative measures

Skin trauma, hyperthermia, heat loss, cramps, eye trauma, ear trauma, ear barotrauma, sinus barotrauma, seasickness, underlying health conditions, drowning, stupidity

Worksheet 3: Risks, hazards and prevention
Worksheet 4: Sunburn, heat gain and loss
Worksheet 5: Eyes, ears and sinuses
Worksheet 6: Underlying health conditions

Section 4: Environmental hazards


Risk levels change

Hazards and preventative measures

Boats and their operators, weather, tides and currents (strength and direction), entry and exit points, deep water free diving, sound, dangerous marine creatures

Worksheet 7: Environmental hazards

Section 5: Emergency planning

Evaluate snorkel trip planning

Determine ability to use equipment, evaluate the proposed site for hazards, evaluate emergency communication sites, evaluate groups medical conditions, evaluate weather and tides for safety, plan what to say in a safety brief

Stop the bleed

Coral cuts, lacerations, bleeding from the ear and nose, bleeding from big fish bites

Tropical and non-tropical stings

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Worksheet 8:  Emergency planning
Worksheet 9:  Snorkelling first aid
Worksheet 10: Dangerous marine creatures
Worksheet 11: CPR

Section 6: Snorkelling science

Vision underwater

Respiration and SWB

Oxygen, normal dive, dive withg hyperventilation

Buoyancy and snorkelling

Archimedes principle

Effects of pressure

Boyle’s law

Worksheet 12: Your snorkelling eyes
Worksheet 13: Shallow water blackout
Worksheet 14: Buoyancy and snorkelling

Section 7: Project ideas

 Boyle’s law experiment

 Make a Cartesian diver

 Research life on a reef

 Spear fishing

 Ecotourism tour evaluation

 Analyse shark PPE

 Make an instructional video

 Research PPE

 Working in the industry

 Prepare a snorkelling weekend camp

 Lung capacity experiment

 Medical declaration


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