Diving in the "with corona" era

We still have to live with the new coronavirus for a while.

Keep calm and collect information , follow the precautions below, minimize the risk, and enjoy diving!


Things to note on the first day of the tour before joining the tour

1. Please check your physical condition including temperature measurement and participate in a healthy condition.

If anything goes wrong, postpone the tour. Schedule changes due to changes in physical condition are free of charge.

2. When using public transportation such as trains, choose a free time and wear a mask.

3. If you are traveling with another person, please keep the number of passengers modest, wear a mask, and open the windows to ventilate.

4. Wash your hands, gargle, and disinfect.

As soon as you arrive at the inn, wash your hands with soap, take a shower and change clothes if possible. Alcohol disinfection is also effective.

Five. Download Cocoa, a contact confirmation app announced by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

It seems that it will not be very effective unless it is as popular as Line, so everyone needs to download it.

Other than the above, measures taken as & Ocean

1. Takuma Sato himself undergoes antigen and antibody tests at least once a month to confirm that he is not infected with the coronavirus.

2. We will also hand over the test kit to customers who wish (actual cost = antibody test 2200 yen, antigen test 2800 yen)


3. We refrain from having dinner with a large number of people, avoid platters, and limit ourselves to individual menus such as set meals.

Four. Rental equipment is cleaned with a detergent containing a surfactant before and after use, and is sterilized with alcohol.

Eight new coronavirus infection control (PADI) that divers can do

Coronavirus infection is transmitted by inhaling particles scattered from an infected person (droplet infection). It has also been confirmed that infection can be transmitted by touching the surface of an object that has been coughed or sneezing, or by touching the eyes, nose, or mouth of an infected person (contact infection). Understanding these two transmission routes can easily reduce the risk of infection. Let's simply organize the response method and prevent infection.

1. 1. Do not dive if you have any symptoms or if you may have come into contact with an infected person.

Voluntarily quarantine until you are healthy and follow appropriate medical advice.

2. Keep a proper space.

At least on the surface of the water and on land, try to keep the distance recommended by the area.

3. Wash and disinfect your hands.

Always wash and disinfect your hands before and after touching your equipment, including your own. This also applies when the equipment is touched in water. Avoid touching other divers' equipment as much as possible. Since it is not known whether the infectivity of the new coronavirus will be weakened in water, it is necessary to avoid the arbitrary judgment that "the infectivity will be weakened".

Caution︓ Most of the recommended hand sanitizers contain more than 60% alcohol and are flammable. It is dangerous to disinfect near oxygen or the source of the fire. Also, make sure your hands are completely dry before handling oxygen or fire.

4. Wear a medical mask when talking.

Etiquette. Medical masks are a sign of compassion. Use a medical mask for land communication.

5. Use a mask and regulator on the surface of the water.

Wearing a scuba mask on the surface of the water prevents droplet infections from the eyes and nose. Also, breathing through the regulator does not inhale droplets, reducing the risk of infection.

6. Become a clean diver.

Use commercially available products to prevent fogging, and be sure to disinfect masks, snorkels, regulators and BCD before storing and using. If you blow your nose or gargle after a dive, do it in the right place and avoid other divers. Dispose of used tissue properly. Also, be sure to wash and disinfect your hands after touching parts that are touched by many people, such as handrails and doorknobs.

7. Be careful not to breathe or breathe other divers on the surface of the water or "share" the air.

Depending on the water surface conditions and the direction of the wind, the breath you exhale may fall on other divers. Be careful with other divers to avoid breathing, especially when clearing a snorkel or breathing after a freediving. Divers using regulators are safe, but be aware that other divers can take a breath.

8. After disinfecting the backup air source once, use the purge button to check the operation.

Underwater, there may be important occasions when you need to share air. If you use a backup air source, be sure to disinfect it.

& Ocean's attitude toward healthcare professionals and those who are engaged in work related to living infrastructure

& Ocean also accepts tour participation for those who are working to support the living infrastructure such as medical professionals and public transportation.

Healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, clinical engineers, clinical laboratories, and health care centers provide adequate protection against infection, test and treat patients, and prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections. We are doing work to save our lives, such as doing. Besides medical professionals, our lives are supported by these various people, such as long-term care facilities, nursery schools, supermarkets, pharmacies, trucking, and cleaning.
It is not permissible to discriminate against these people based on misunderstandings or prejudices regarding infection. Please obtain accurate information provided by public institutions and try to act calmly. If you do not understand, please refrain from participating in the tour.