Dive Industry News

New US law threatens dive operators

The liability requirement was included in the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Lawmakers had been led to believe that Section 11503 of the NDAA was simply a “fix for the families who lost loved ones” in the tragic Conception Dive Boat fire of 2019, DEMA writes.

But the new law goes far beyond one tragedy—it lines the pockets of trial lawyers and does nothing to make sure dive boats are operating safely. 

Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire Announces New PADI Instructor Development Course Dates

The courses offer the perfect preparation for a career in the dive industry. Our Course Directors and IDC Staff Instructors transfer their years of practical experience with great enthusiasm.

When choosing Buddy Dive Resort for an Instructor Development Course, IDC candidates will learn the tricks of the trade at a resort that has been known for its top diving operation for 40 years.

DAN Offers Regional Emergency Hotlines in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific

Earlier this year DAN launched a dedicated Spanish-language emergency hotline. Now, Spanish-speaking divers can call +52-557-100-0540 to talk to Spanish-speaking medical professionals.

Although DAN has had Spanish-speaking medical staff for many years, the Spanish-language DAN Emergency Hotline means that now the person who answers the call will speak the caller’s own language.

This new hotline follows the Portuguese-language DAN Emergency Hotline (+55-11-3042-1157) that was launched in 2015 for divers in Brazil.

David Charash Named 2022 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year

Dr. Charash is a board-certified emergency medicine and undersea and hyperbaric medicine physician who has been caring for injured divers since 1993.

Early in his career he recognized the need for quality education for both divers and those in the medical community who care for them. He has developed workshops, symposiums, lectures, and a podcast (Fitness in Diving) about dive medicine, safety, and technology.

DAN Welcomes 2022 Interns

L to R: Alex Balan, Beth Jones, Aaron Kissel, Liam Brennan

The DAN Internship Program was created 23 years ago to give qualified students valuable experience in dive safety research. While the program is still research-oriented, its scope has expanded over the years to include projects that focus on other facets of DAN’s mission to help divers in need and to promote dive safety through education.

These interns will spend several months at DAN headquarters in Durham, NC, working with the Research, Medical Services, and Safety Services teams on various projects and research efforts.

DAN Asks Divers to Donate in Support of Dive Safety

When you give to DAN, you support the DAN Emergency Hotline, ensuring it stays available 24/7 to assist divers everywhere. Since it went live in 1981, the hotline has helped tens of thousands of divers in times of need.

With many people returning to the water this summer after prolonged periods away, continued operation of this essential emergency service is more important now than ever before.

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Instructor Trainer Mark Powell is now Director of Global Development

Mark Powell is now Director of Global Development

In 2017, Mark Powell became TDI / SDI's 'International Business' Manager. This job has recently been expanded to become a full-time role for the award-winning author, instructor trainer and 'tech-diving guru'. 

Mark Powell is uniquely qualified to help dive centers and professional members. Brian Carney

 

 

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Do you have a deep understanding of BSAC and the wider diving industry? Take a giant stride and apply to become BSAC's Diving & Training Advisor

Are you BSAC's new Diving & Training Advisor?

The successful candidate will need to have a deep understanding of BSAC and the wider diving industry, because the right diver will work in partnership with the BSAC regions and dive centres to maximise opportunities for diving.

This exciting role will support the delivery of BSAC’s new strategy. It's therefore essential that the experienced instructor can deliver in a dynamic working environment that requires close collaboration with colleagues.