Susan Long of DUI has just issued the following statement.
"It is with a great deal of mixed feelings that I announce my resignation as President & CEO of Diving Unlimited International, Inc. (DUI). My last day is Friday 1st July 2016.
When I began at DUI in 1995 it was supposed to be temporary. I quickly realized that DUI was a very unique company with amazing employees and devoted customers. It was something of which I wanted to be a part. To have the opportunity to lead our team for the last 13 years has been an extraordinary experience.
I am eternally grateful for all that I have learned while here at DUI. I want to thank everyone who has supported me over the years. I have grown both professionally and personally.
No matter where I go from here, you will still see me diving my DUI - the world’s best drysuit.
I wish everyone at DUI all the best for a happy, healthy and successful future."
Just how slick are your 'dry runs'? Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) is inviting every diver that attends the Dusseldorf based Boot Show the chance to gain some free training and improve their techniques. It doesn't matter what experience you have (sport recreational diver or a technical diver) or what equipment configuration you dive (standard BCD or backplate and harness system).
GUE 'dry run' field drills include;
- How to tie boltsnaps
- The S-Drill - safety / gas sharing drill
- How to make a safe gas-switch
- Isolation manifolds - how they work and how to do a valve drill
- Setting up a back-plate and harness
- How to configure your suit inflate system
- How to assemble your regulator and hoses
- How to deploy a surface Marker Buoy
Click here to sign up for your voucher and your free Dry-run!
This is also a great opportunity to discuss skills and drills, get equipment advice, share your passion for the underwater realm, or plan an underwater session with an instructor at a GUE Experience Day later in the year. You can also check out various presentations on the TauchTurm or watch pool demonstrations.
This German based show kicks off on Saturday 17th January and the show is open until Sunday 25th January. You can find GUE in Hall 3, Booth E06, located next to Beyond The Shore (BTS), Halcyon and DUI.
The author working the OMS stand at the 1999 IANTD Technical Diving Conference, Coventry
BREAKING NEWS - Overnight Diving Unlimited International, along with their European partners, Bts Europe AG and CCR Sp. Z 0.0. has announced the acquisition of Ocean Management Systems.
The new company will be called Ocean Management Systems GmbH and will be based in Germany.
“The OMS brand is recognized worldwide with a solid reputation”, said Susan Long, DUI’s President & CEO. "Our goal is to bring divers the quality products they have come to expect from OMS combined with DUI’s reputation for exceptional customer support. Our partner, BtS, will do the same for divers throughout Europe. We will be working hard over the next couple of months to streamline the OMS product line with a release in early 2015.”
DUI will be distributing OMS throughout North America, Central and South America, Australia, Korea and Japan.
BtS will be distributing OMS throughout Europe, Russia and China.
International DISTRIBUTORS interested in OMS should contact Thomas Dederichs.
The Submarine Exploration Company - Suex - has announced that Casey McKinlay is to join the Italian scooter manufacturer as Director of Global Business Development.
Alessandro Fenu, Suex's Managing Director stated, "Casey brings more than 20 years of experience to the Suex team as one of the most accomplished technical divers in the world. His hands-on knowledge with diver propulsion vehicles, along with his product development insight, will be critical to improving existing products, and evolving the next generation of reliable, high quality, high performance military and consumer products. In addition to Casey’s experience beneath the surface, his extensive business acumen within and outside the diving industry will enhance Suex's distribution and brand identity around the world. This appointment is significant for Suex and we are excited about working with Casey to take Suex to the next level. I am certain our consumer and military customers will agree with us.”
Are you or do you know a certified diver from New England at least 18 years old? If you are interested in pursuing an underwater career and you are a qualified graduating high school senior, college freshman or sophomore, the Boston Sea Rovers are currently accepting applications for the 2013 Frank Scalli Annual Summer Internship.
The Internship will provide advanced dive training courses and ample opportunities to dive and train with a variety of dive professionals in abroad cross section of diving environments. Opportunities will include hands-on work with professional under water photographers and filmmakers, educational specialists, marine engineers and scientists, equipment manufacturer’s representatives, and dive shop owners.
In addition the Scalli Intern will be outfitted with dive equipment (provided by Sea Rover Clinic corporate sponsors) for their use throughout the summer and will receive the necessary financial support to ensure travel and living expenses.
The Sea Rovers must receive all packages by Friday 11th January 2013. Selected candidates must be available for interview during the period January 15 through February 1, 2013.
People attend Dive Shows for many different reasons, and a major one is to shop for a drysuit. There is a lot of choice for today's diver and sometimes it can all seem a bit overwhelming. So where do you start? One sensible option is to visit a dive show and talk to all the different suit manufactures. You should soon find something that suits your style of diving today, and of equal importance, your future diving too.
Rich Walker (Wreck & Cave and GUE's Director of Technical Training) will be on hand to assist potential DUI Customers on Stand 835 (SDS Watersports). If you've always fancied one of these suits, why not come and talk to him at DIVE.2011. Rich actively dives DUI because he thinks they're the only manufacturer that makes a drysuit that matches the style of diving he does.
DIVE.2011 will be held on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October 2011, at the NEC, Birmingham, England.