This film can be incorporated into the safety briefing to help engage passengers and reinforce key snorkelling safety messages.
Commercial snorkelling operators can use this film to encourage participants to:
- discuss any medical conditions with the crew
- use a noodle and life jacket
- team up with a buddy
- stay near the snorkelling supervisor.
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TITLE PAGE: Snorkelling sense
Dave the instructor: Ok guys, we want you to have the best day out there today. But before we jump in the water there's a few health questions you need to ask yourself; And please listed to our tips afterwards.
Do you have a medical condition like heart disease or angina?
Maybe asthma or a lung condition that could be aggravated by physical activity?
Eddy: Mmm, nope. Nothing springs to mind.
Dave the instructor: Do you have a medical condition that could lead to unconsciousness, like epilepsy or diabetes?
Eddy: (Thinks) Yeah, I do its call 'boredom'. When are we going snorkelling?
Dave the instructor: Are you an older person, maybe a little bit overweight and don't do much physical activity?
Eddy: I'm in tiptop shape. Nothing wrong with me. Tiptop shape.
Text to screen: late last night...
Dave the instructor: Do you have a family history of high blood pressure or maybe cholesterol? And do you smoke?
Eddy: (Thinks) No, only socially.
Text to screen: earlier that morning...
Dave the instructor: If you've answered yes to any of those questions and you're not a strong swimmer, do yourself a favour and grab a hold of a noodle and a jacket. It's going to help you float around it the water so much easier and you mightn't scare the fish as much.
Eddy: (Thinks) Yeah. Yeah, I could make that outfit work.
(Raucous rock guitar music plays)
Dave the instructor: Team up with a buddy as well, someone that you can keep and eye on.
Eddy: (Thinks) Oh, I hope to get to be her buddy!
Dave the instructor: Also while you're snorkelling around just keep and eye on where the lookouts and snorkelling supervisors are and snorkel close to the beach or the boat if you're not a strong swimmer.
Eddy:(Thinks) There's not need to worry about me mate, I've had a few swimming lessons… in my time.
Dave the instructor: Ok guys, look that's enough from me. Be careful out there and have some fun.
Text to screen: 10 minutes later...
Eddy: (Whispers) Hey, Dave, so…I'm a bit worried about how strong I am without that vest. As you can see I'm carrying a bit of fat. (Continues whispering indistinctly)
Text to screen: Discuss and medical conditions with the crew. Use a noodle and a life jacket. Team up with a buddy. Stay near the snorkelling supervisor …and enjoy your day!
On Screen - Contact details and credits
For more snorkelling safety tips visit worksafe.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 369 915.
Dave the instructor: Did you guys see anything?
Eddy: Oh yeah! We saw a wrasse. It was this big! (Laughs)