The Meaning of BWARF on a Pre-dive Checklist

by Anonymous



Hi, Could you tell me what BWARF on a pre-dive checklist means?

Sure thing. BWARF is actually a PADI acronym for a final pre-dive check. I was certified by NAUI so I don't use this one but all checklists basically cover the same fundamentals.

BWARF is the acronym used by PADI to remind divers of all the things they need to check before they enter the water. It's alway good to check for yourself as well as your buddy.

B stands for BCD/buoyancy: check that everything is connected (buckles, air inflator
hose, etc.). Make sure the dump valves are working, the BC holds air (no leaks/tears) and the tank is securely fastened.

W stands for weights: make sure the weight belts are on or are secure in their pockets
if you have an air integrated BC. Also check that weight belts are set for right hand releases.

A stands for Air: double check your air (and your buddys) is on. Check how much pressure is in the tank. Check the air to both the primary regulator and octopus.

R stands for Releases: check the releases (BCD, tank strap, attached equipment, etc.) - where they are, how they come undone and are they properly buckled before the dive. You need to be aware of how it works for your buddy in case of an emergency.

F stands for Final OK: Do a final head to toe check. Are the mask and fins on, does anything not look right on your buddy?

There are also some acronyms people use to make remembering the checklist easier. Two of the more popular ones are:

Burger
With
Relish
And
Fries

Big
White
Rabbits
Are
Fluffy

As you can imagine, there are alot more running around but those are two of the safest.

PADI's version is:
Begin
With
Review
And
Friend

Hope this answers your question. If I can help you with anything else, just let me know.

Dianne

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Bwarfing
by: Anonymous

Barfing At Wharfs's Really Fishy.

This is mine. Has advantage of making me think "Barfing at Wharfs... Bwarfing" so even if I only remember part of it, it still reminds me of the whole thing. Sometimes it causes me to put an "h" in there though, which I use as "help" as in "help your dive buddy"

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BWARF
by: Anonymous

Heard this one yesterday.

Because
We
Really
Aren't
Fish

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Filipino style
by: MC

Breakfast
With
Rice
And
Fish
***more easy to remember 😊

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Final Check before diving
by: Anonymous

The one I remember is
Big Women Really Are Fun.

Stick with what works for you...former Dive Master

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Bwarf
by: Anonymous

British
Women
Are
Reliably
Fantastic

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excellent
by: wsdwd

Good

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BWARF
by: Chappy

I thought up a good one that I haven't seen yet.

Begin
With
A
Review
First

It fits.

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My version of BWRAF
by: Anonymous

Barry
White
Rocks
All
Females

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The Balinese Version
by: Anonymous

Bali
Women
Are
Really
Fantastic

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BWARF
by: Anonymous

Blond
Women
Are
Really
Fun

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Pre-dive checklist
by: Anonymous

Breathing
Water
Ain't
Really
Fun

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BWARF
by: Anonymous

Bruce
Willis
Always
Ruins
Films

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Meaning of BWARF
by: Anonymous

Mine was Big Women Really Are Fun :0)

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BWARF
by: Anonymous

I was taught
Blonde
Women
Are
Really
Fun

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I was taught
by: Michael

that Blonde Women Really Are Fun

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BWARF
by: Anonymous

Mine would have to be:

Bruce
Willis
Ruins
All
Films

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More Bwarf acronyms
by: Anonymous

The easiest to remember is clearly:

Bangkok
Women
Really
Are
Fellas

;)

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