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Try Dives Divers must have full medicals

Posted by Mark Allen on February 7, 2017 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

After a visit from the HSE to the Diving Standards Team it has been deemed that a self declaration medical is no longer sufficient for service personnel to carry out a try dive as the service personnel are deemed to be at work. Thus they are subject to the Diving at Work Regulations 1997 (DWR97) and must have completed the military ‘Sports Diving Medical’ as laid down in BRd 1750A.

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Up Date to BSAC BLS Guidelines

Posted by Mark Allen on March 3, 2016 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Up Date to BSAC BLS Guidelines  


 Please find below an important update to BSAC's Basic Life Support Techniques (BLS) that you need to be aware of.

Every five years, experts in resuscitation from organisations around the world conduct a review of published literature. The 2015 review and a resulting consensus statement form the scientific basis of the European Resuscitation Council ...

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Letter Reference Lifting of the prohibition on CCR diving

Posted by Mark Allen on January 15, 2015 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (8)

9 Jan 15


ACNS (Pers)

Copy to:





A. Use of Closed Circuit Rebreathers (CCR) For MoD AT Diving dated 22 May 14.

B. ACNS(Pers) OSWG held on 19 Sep 14.


1. In May 14 you endorsed the recommendations made in Reference A and prohibited the use of Closed Circuit Rebreathers (CCR) until four conditions had been achieve...

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Posted by Mark Allen on October 16, 2014 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Nitrox Membrane Compressor

Posted by Mark Allen on July 28, 2014 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Dear all from the RAF SAA

I’m sure you’ll be pleased to hear that RAFS-AA’s Equipt Team has now installed and commissioned the additional Nitrox Membrane Compressor at the English Bay Expedition Centre on Ascension Island. The Equipt Team is lead by WO ‘Dickie’ Dickens and is comprised of a group of willing volunteers who take on this role outside of normal work. Funding was secured through the RAF Central ...

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diver recall

Posted by Mark Allen on February 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

From : Mr DP Robinson

Officer in Charge

Joint Service Sub-Aqua Diving Centre

HMNB Devonport

Plymouth, Devon


Tel: 01752 553718

Fax: 01752 552862

All JS scuba divers


27 Jan 14

Following the JS Diving Safety Conference on 14 Jan 14, it is clear that clarificatio...

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Letter concerning diver recall systems

Posted by Mark Allen on February 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 Diver Recall Clarification

I’ve just put out the letter below which I hope should address one of the concerns raised at the JS Diving Safety Conference:

Following the JS Diving Safety Conference on 14 Jan 14, it is clear that clarification is required concerning the responsibilities of SADS for ensuring that they have adequately considered diver recall. In my capacity as the sub-aqua SME to Captain Naval Physical Development (CNPD), and in conjunction with Superintende...

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Ascension Diving Restarts

Posted by Mark Allen on July 22, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A letter circulated today from CNPD & SOD has once again authorised Sub Aqua Diving In Ascension Island if Any Member wishes to have a copy of the Letter please Email Cdr Geoff Bowker

Duty Diving Medical Officers Number

Posted by Mark Allen on January 24, 2013 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear All as you may or may not know the DDMO's number has changed. the old number is now DDRC Plymouth this is the new DDMO number  00 44 7827 821980