Selection and Training of Divers

  • Charles W. Shilling
  • Margaret F. Werts
  • Nancy R. Schandelmeier


The evidence is incontrovertible that if one wishes a task to be completed efficiently and safely, one must carefully select the individual who is to perform the task according to standard techniques and then see that there is proper motivation and adequate training. In underwater activity there is usually no problem of motivation, for most of the individuals are highly motivated volunteers, but there is a problem of selection and training. For selection, it is largely a matter of selecting out, i.e., not allowing those with disqualifying defects to come into underwater activity.


Scuba Diving Otitis Externa Marine Science Nitrogen Narcosis Marine Technology Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles W. Shilling
    • 1
  • Margaret F. Werts
    • 1
  • Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Communication Division, Department of Medical and Public Affairs The Medical CenterThe George Washington UniversityUSA

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