Redboats.com.au offers Scuba diving trips, Freediving Trips, Snorkelling trips and other charter work. RedBoats are based in Portsea, (90 mins south of Melbourne) which is at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. RedBoats can relocate their vessel, Red Scout, as it is able to be moved by trailer.
What you need to know before you come:
As per the terms and Conditions at time of booking, please make sure that Redboats have a copy of your completed and signed SOU (Statement of Understanding) and a copy of your dive certification on file prior to arriving to dive.
You must undertake that you will not dive unless we have these on file. We only need these once. If you have previously sent them through, we do not need them again.
A blank SOU is below and it is attached to the email RedBoats will send you to complete.
Send a scan of your completed SOU along with a copy of your certification to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure your full name is in the subject heading. E.g. “John Smith”. Alternatively, you can bring them on board, however you undertake that you may not be able to dive unless you have completed this requirement.
DEPARTURE TIMES: These are subject to change. You need to check the website schedule the night before your trip to see if there is any minor change +/- 30 mins. If there is any major change you will be contacted by SMS or phone, so please keep your phone handy! Please be fully ready to go at departure point 15 minutes prior to departure time. This includes being geared up in a wetsuit with all of your gear connected and ready to go. If you have hired tanks from Redboats, they will be ready for you on the boat. If the weather is hot, please leave your suit undone, or go for a quick dip to remain cool. Being late or not being completely ready jeopardises the trip for others. Some of the trips we do are tide/current dependent and any delay can result in you missing the dive.
DEPARTURE POINT: If you are unsure of where your departure point is located, please select your departure point from the list for directions http://redboats.com.au/contact/ Please make sure you allow enough time to travel and finding a park (allowing for summer traffic)
WHAT TO BRING: (do not bring tubs or big bags)
Many thanks for your assistance.
Luke English 0400 068 627
Pty Ltd – ACN 116669026 P.O. Box 288 Blairgowrie – Victoria – Australia - 3942
STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK FORM (Diving)
Surname:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ First Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Address: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ City/Town: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _State: _ _ _ _ _Post Code: _ _ _ _ _ Email: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Telephone: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Date of Birth: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Emergency Contact: Name: _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Relationship: _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Phone Number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Dive Certification Agency:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Date:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Number:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Number of Dives:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Have you dived in temperate (cold) water before? Yes □ No □
Have you dived within the past 12 months? Yes □ No □
Date of last dive:_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ This is a statement in which you are informed of the established safe diving practices for skin and scuba diving. These practices have been compiled for your review and acknowledgement and are intended to increase your comfort and safety in diving.
Redboats terms and conditions which the undersigned has agreed to prior to booking for part of this statement of understanding document. These Terms and Conditions can once again be viewed on our website at http://redboats.com.au/terms-and-conditions/.
The signature on this statement is required as proof that you are aware of these safe diving practices. Read and discuss the statement prior to signing it. If you are unsure about any item of this document or Redboats terms and conditions, please contact us and ask. If you are a minor, this form must also be signed by a parent or guardian.
I, (Print Name) __________________________________________________, hereby acknowledge and agree that so far as permitted by Australian Law unconditionally waive and relinquish all claims for liability and release, and discharge RedBoats.com.au Pty Ltd and RedBoat Holdings Pty Ltd (hereafter “the companies” and all staff and/or contractors and/ or agents of Redboats.com.au Pty Ltd and RedBoat Holdings Pty Ltd from all claims, liabilities and causes of action that may arise for
1/ Personal injury.
2/ Property Damage
3/ Economic loss
4/ Wrongful Death wherever and however such may occur whether the same shall arise by;
6/ Breach of Contract
7/ Breach of any stature, code of practice or standard.
8/ Delay or cancellation. Or otherwise (hereafter “the liabilities” as a result of my participation in the aquatic activities.
2. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the companies from the liabilities in respect to any legal action brought against them as a result of my participation in the aquatic activities, acknowledge that:
a/ my participation in the aquatic activities is a potentially hazardous activity, which may result in serious injury, property damage, economic loss or death, and I am prepared to assume such risks.
b/ I am fully aware of the potential dangers and hazards associated with my participation in aquatic activities, and
c/ I have read and understood this document in conjunction with Redboats terms and conditions http://redboats.com.au/terms-and-conditions/ and intend these 2 documents to have legal effect to exempt and relive the companies from the Liabilities and I have signed it voluntarily and without any inducement by the companies.
1. Maintain good mental and physical fitness for diving. Avoid being under the influence of alcohol or dangerous drugs when diving. Keep proficient in diving skills, striving to increase them through continuing education and reviewing them in controlled conditions after a period of diving inactivity.
2. Am familiar with my dive sites. If not, I will seek to obtain a formal diving orientation from a knowledgeable, local source. If diving conditions are worse than those in which I am experienced, postpone diving or select an alternate site with better conditions. Engage only in diving activities consistent with my training and experience. Will not engage in cave or technical diving unless specifically trained to do so.
3. Use complete, well-maintained, reliable equipment with which I am familiar; and inspect it for correct fit and function prior to each dive. Deny use of my equipment to uncertified divers. Always have a buoyancy control device and submersible pressure gauge when scuba diving.
4. Listen carefully to dive briefings and directions and respect the advice of those supervising my diving activities. Recognize that additional training is recommended for participation in specialty diving activities, in other geographic areas and after periods of inactivity that exceed 12 months.
5. Adhere to the buddy system throughout every dive. Plan dives – including communications, procedures for reuniting in case of separation and emergency procedures – with my buddy.
6. Be proficient in dive table usage. Make all dives no decompression dives and allow a margin of safety. Have a means to monitor depth and time underwater. Limit maximum depth to my level of training and experience. Ascend at a rate of not more than 9 metres per minute. Be a SAFE diver – Slowly Ascend From Every dive. Make a safety stop as an added precaution, at 5 metres for three minutes or longer.
7. Maintain proper buoyancy. Adjust weighting at the surface for neutral buoyancy with no air in my buoyancy control device. Maintain neutral buoyancy while underwater. Be buoyant for surface swimming and resting. Have weights clear for easy removal, and establish buoyancy when in distress while diving.
8. Breathe properly for diving. Never breath-hold or skip-breathe when breathing compressed air, and avoid excessive hyperventilation when breath-hold diving. Avoid overexertion while in and underwater and dive within my limitations.
9. Use appropriate safety gear, whenever feasible. This includes a SMB (Safety marker Buoy) which I understand to be mandatory when Scuba Diving on RedBoats
10. Know and obey local dive laws and regulations, including fish and game and dive flag laws. I have read the above statements and Redboats terms and conditions http://redboats.com.au/terms-and-conditions/ and have had any questions answered to my satisfaction.
I understand the importance and purposes of these established practices. I recognize they are for my own safety and well-being, and that failure to adhere to them can place myself and others in jeopardy when diving.
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