Many divers use a diving buddy check acronym or mnemonic to remember how to carry out a scuba dive buddy check. Acronyms or mnemonics include the ‘ABC’ BSAC buddy check and the ‘BWRAF’ PADI dive check. A scuba dive buddy check is for your safety and your buddy’s safety. The buddy checking makes sure your kit and your buddy’s kit is in working order. It helps to familiarise you both with each others scuba kit and confirms your air is switch on.