Shape Suunto's Scuba Products

Do you fancy helping shape Suunto’s future products?

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Suunto Diving UK is looking for people to take part in series of classroom validation studies.

Are you:

  • Tech savvy and want to own the latest technology
  • Leading an active and adventurous lifestyle that sees you participating in many activities
  • Participating in a cross section of watersports including scuba diving

If you fit the bill and can spare about 2 hours on any of the dates below, then please email Suunto and they will send you further information on how to book on to the session.

  • Thursday June 16th – Aquasport International, Solihull 17:30 or 20:00
  • Friday June 17th – Wraysbury Dive Centre 17:30 or 20:00
  • Saturday June 18th – Andark Diving, Southampton 10:00 or 12:30

Please share this with any of your friends you think might be interested and also fit the criteria.

 

SEABEAR Diving Technology Acquired By Johnson Outdoors

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Dr Arne Sieber at the 2015 Boot Diving Show Image Credit: Rosemary E Lunn

Within the last 48 hours an exciting announcement has been made which has the potential to revolutionise Scubapro's computer line. Johnson Outdoors - whose brands include Scubapro and Sub Gear - has announced that they have acquired SEABEAR.

SEABEAR specialises in the development of underwater instrumentation. This European company was founded and is headed up by Dr Arne Sieber. Sieber is a research scientist with knowledge of applied sensor technologies. His work has been published in peer reviewed journals, he has filed 9 patents and spoken at many international diving conferences such as EUROTEK.

Now Arne Sieber is joining Johnson Outdoors' 'Diving Unit' which makes and markets Scubapro dive equipment. A spokesman for Johnson Outdoors stated that "SEABEAR’s technology expertise will strengthen innovation and enhance opportunities."

Arne Sieber stated that he shares Johnson Outdoors’ dedication to create advanced, reliable products that make diving safer and more enjoyable. "We are thrilled to join the Johnson Outdoors’ family, the SCUBAPRO brand and to be part of an exciting future,” Sieber confirmed.

"Solving the Mystery of Dying Starfish" wins Emmy for Laura James

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Laura James in her beloved Puget Sound

Talk to filmaker and underwater explorer Laura James for five minutes, and the name 'Puget Sound' will be mentioned in the conversation somewhere. You soon learn this is no coincidence. Laura's self imposed mission is to share the undersea world of this Washington State Sound in such a way that people discover what is going on beneath the waves, and learn to love and protect the Sound as much as she does.

It does help that this self-effacing West Seattle advocate is a respected, Emmy award winning, accomplished recreational, technical and rebreather diver with north of 5,000 dives underneath her belt. Using the power of film and journalism she highlights pollution problems and other environmental factors that impact on this inlet of the Pacific Ocean.

In 2013 Laura James collaboratived on a report 'Sea Otters v. Climate Change' and won an Emmy Award for her photography in June 2014. The report was honoured as best 'health / science feature / segment'.

On 6th June 2015 Laura earned her second Emmy in the 'Environmental Feature / Segment' category for her story 'Solving the Mystery of Dying Starfish'.

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Laura is an active GUE and Megalodon CCR diver

"I had noticed on my dives in Puget Sound that the starfish were getting sick, deteriorating and subsequently dying quite rapidly. Other people had reported it, but nothing was happening about this mass mortality event, and I felt the 'Star Fish Wasting Syndrome' needed highlighting.

Reports starting surfacing from Alaska to as far south as San Diego of tens of thousands of starfish dying. This raised the question of whether this starfish die-off was an indicator of a larger problem. At first it seemed only to affect one species known as the Sunflower Starfish (or Seastar). Then it hit another species, and another. In all about a dozen species of Seastars were dying along the Pacific westcoast.

I was fortunate that I had an amazing team of dive buddies behind me, helping make the video dives possible.  I had pitched the story a number of times, but no one bit until I shot the first batch of footage and then it took off. I worked with husband and wife team, Michael Werner and Katie Campbell.

I knew that Katie would be perfect to produce this and do the story justice after working with her on 'Drained: Urban Stormwater Pollution'. (This video won the Society of Professional Journalists award for Best Online Video for the Western Washington Chapter and was nominated for two Emmys. And it was also featured in the Reel Water Film Festival and Sea Cinema Film Festival.) We make a great team - Katie and Michael filmed the topside footage - whilst Lamont Granquist and I shot the underwater stock.

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Laura James with her 2015 Emmy Award

It was important to me that we got citizen scientists involved with this project. The big problem we had with this epidemic is that there was no baseline. Quite simply the starfish got sick and we noticed this. We needed a way to show this in real time - how it was spreading - hence we built a website to track posts to media sites using #SickStarfish. We encouraged Pacific divers to take photos of starfish and and hash tag it 'SickStarfish'.

I must admit I am still pretty stunned to receive this award because we were up against a great story about wolves. This Emmy is very pretty special to me. The story we created felt like my baby, from pitching it, shooting compelling underwater footage and then watching it grow and reach a national audience.

I want to shoot stories that connect with non-divers, that bring them along, without spoon-feeding or dumbing down the content. Jacques Cousteau brought diving stories into our living room. He invited us to join him on a grand undersea adventure. I don't have grand undersea adventures, I have environmental stories about Puget Sound that once heard, can help make a positive difference. Probably the most amazing part about 'Solving the Mystery of Dying Starfish' is that it inspired Congressman Danny Heck to write a Bill after he had seen the footage. For me that makes the process of 'tilting at windmills' worth doing."

Sea star wasting syndrome is still ongoing. If you wish to be part of the research, follow this link.

High Profile Diving Educators Join RAID UK

***BREAKING NEWS***BREAKING NEWS*** Overnight training agency RAID has issued the following statement; "RAID UK along with RAID International is excited and very proud to announce two of the most prominent UK diving educators have joined the RAID Team. We welcome Paul Haynes and Charles Hawkes to RAID and as RAID Instructor Trainers.

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Paul Haynes

Paul and Charles need no introduction to the dive world and their respective resumes read like an encyclopaedia of diving. For example, Paul first dived in 1989 while serving as a Royal Marine Commando and quickly developed a passion for sports diving. As Director of Haynes Marine (www.haynesmarine.com), a specialist diving consultancy, with a strong background in sport, occupational and military diving, he is an enormously experienced Technical diver. Known for his North Sea deep shipwreck exploration, amongst his other credentials, Paul holds several rebreather instructor trainer qualifications with BSAC and PSAI. He has worked on many diving expeditions including on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), the race to recover the ships bell from H.M.S. Prince of Wales, which was sunk in a depth of 75 meters / 225 feet in the South China Sea during WWII. Consequently Paul is a well sought after international speaker and because of his outstanding reputation within the Technical diving community and interpersonal skills, he will deliver an exceptional level of technical instructor development training for RAID UK and RAID generally.

On the other hand, Charles first started diving in 1976 in Fiji. He became a PADI instructor in 1986 and a PADI Course Director in 1998. He is a DSAT Tec Rec instructor Trainer. He also holds qualifications with DAN, TDI, ANDI, BSAC and IANTD. Charles has extensive dive retail experience, having managed and owned a busy five star IDC centre in Scotland for a number of years before becoming a freelance Course Director. More recently Charles has gained substantial experience working within the offshore and marine training industry, developing various training programmes and training systems including evaluating training techniques to include a variety of survival, marine, medical, radio and firefighting programmes.

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Charles Hawks

Together Paul and Charles are proven people trainers with versatile skills in sales, marketing and communication. They bring unique training techniques to RAID’s growing online training platform and will work closely with RAID UK Directors James Rogers and Paul Toomer in educating divers and instructors to the RAID diver training system. Paul Haynes said; "The highly innovative approach to online learning and documentation management pioneered by RAID, combined with elevated diving standards, low carbon footprint and a comprehensive suite of training programmes offers divers and diving Instructors an exciting and progressively structured personal development path.  As a consequence I am delighted to be asked to join the RAID technical training management team and feel privileged to be part of what I feel is the most exciting development in the sport diving industry for a generation". Charles Hawkes said; “In the world of global training and instruction more and more industries are choosing computer based training systems for their in house and remote training programs. It is refreshing to see the way RAID have collaborated with industry experts to produced their suite of outstanding diver programmes. I’m looking forward to helping them roll out their refreshing ideas and concepts”. RAID International CEO, Jim Holliday, says, “We’re not going to brag about the achievements we’ve made at RAID in such a very short time since our relaunch earlier this year. We just want people to consider us as a serious alternative to other training agencies by taking a look at the quality of instructors, stores and diving personalities that have come on board since our relaunch. These highly creditable dive industry personalities know we have something special and I would like to personally add my congratulations and welcome Paul and Charles to our team”. Visit: www.diveraid.com

 

   

Deadline for AAUS Foundation Scholarships Approaches

We recently caught up with the Chairman of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences Foundation, Dr Neal W. Pollock.

Dr Pollock advised us that the the AAUS currently has four scholarships;

Kevin Flanagan Student Travel award, Kevin Gurr, Kathy Johnston Scholarship award, AAUS Logo, American Academy of Underwater Science, Christian McDonald, Steve Sellers, Dr Neal W Pollock, Scientific diving scholarships, Hollis Gear, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, scuba diving PR* Hollis Gear award
* Kathy Johnston Scholarship award
* Kevin Flanagan Student Travel award
* Kevin Gurr Scholarship

The deadline for applications this year is 30th June.

If you are, or know a student who is studying scientific diving, now is a good time to apply. Visit the AAUS Foundation website for further information.

RAID International Hits the UK

RAID International is stepping up for its UK and Maltese members following the appointment of well-known dive industry personality; James Rogers to the position of RAID Distributor for the UK and Malta with responsibility for RAID business development in that region.

Based in Newcastle and London, from 1st June 2014, James has started to work alongside UK based and RAID International Training Director; Paul Toomer and the RAID International Team generally, to promote RAID globally, applying his wealth of expertise and experience to grow and advance the business of diving.

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James Rogers / Photo Credit: Rosemary E Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company

James started diving in 1991, with a Bristol based dive centre and joined PADI in 1993. In addition to being an Open Circuit Instructor, James qualified as a SCR Instructor in 1997. He worked extensively with Douglas Nash, former Vice President of Sales and Marketing for PADI UK to grow and advance the UK dive market. He served in various positions at PADI including Distribution Co-ordinator, Sales Consultant, Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Field Services and Director UK Business and as such worked directly with most UK dive centres.

James is also well known internationally. In his near 20 year tenure with PADI, James Rogers was a regular attendee at international functions including all the UK Dive Shows and DEMA.

RAID International Logo_Rosemary E Lunn_Roz Lunn_The Underwater Marketing CompanyRAID already leads the way with the first fully online training platform; however it’s the redesign of the RAID courses alongside the new executive and key staff acquisitions that is truly exciting for the industry. James said: “RAID is utilising best practises of diver education and delivers a full range of diver training courses in ways never seen before. Simply put, it’s a “must” explore situation for all Dive Centres. Remember RAID speaks to non-divers as only a purely B2C online business model can, and allows its Members to train divers professionally whilst strengthening, not weakening, the dive training experience”.

RAID has the philosophy to build its international and local teams with experience staff that know the business on the ground. So RAID executive now consist of individuals like James who have a wealth of industry understanding and personal energy to serve RAID customers and continue to improve the industry for everyone’s benefit.

Watch this space, more RAID news to follow soon. Remember, change is essential. Be unafRAID

Dr Neal W Pollock to head up DAN's 75th Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine Course

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Dr Neal Pollock measuring decompression stress in a technical rebreather diver during Divetech's Inner Space, using transthoracic echocardiogram technology

Do you want to get trained by a renowned diving and environmental physiologist? Dr Neal W Pollock will be heading up the DAN 75th Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course in May. This six-day course will be held at Little Cayman Beach Resort in Little Cayman from Saturday 3rd to Saturday 10th May 2014. The course is designed primarily for physicians. It may be of value to emergency medical personnel, paramedics, nurses and other professionals with interest in diving as well.

The program delivers a range of topics to orient participants to the state of the art of diving safety, diving medicine, hyperbaric medicine and environmental physiology. Classroom time includes lectures and interactive case studies sessions.

Presentation topics include:

  • Medical and physical fitness to dive
  • Diving safety - issues and current research
  • Hyperbaric medicine - applications, protocols and mechanisms
  • Decompression physiology and pathophysiology
  • Diving injuries and management
  • Considerations for thermal stress, altitude exposure, freediving and special populations
  • Controversies in diving medicine

Further information is available here.

A Deceptively Easy Way to Die by Rosemary E Lunn

It is late Sunday night - the 29th December 2013 if you want me to be precise - and I am writing this article with my head and heart full of mixed emotions. I keep on thinking back to a dive that took place a mere four days ago. It was not a special or significant dive. It was not carried out by a leading explorer nor a diving personality. No one found a new species of fish or discovered a wreck, yet this dive has made international headlines. It has been discussed around the World on many newspaper and diving forums. Leading members of our community have spoken out and commented about it, just because of the outcome of this dive.

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Prepared, experienced cave divers at the Wes Skiles Peacock Springs Park
by Rosemary E Lunn / The Underwater Marketing Company

On Christmas morning a 35-year-old man took his 15-year-old son for a dive. They were trying out new scuba equipment excitedly unwrapped earlier that day. It all sounds quite normal until you add in the fact that the father was not a diving instructor, the son had no scuba training, and neither of them had cave diving training. Why do I mention this? The site chosen was Eagles Nest.

Eagle's Nest is a deep (94 m / 310 ft) sink cave based in Florida, USA. The NACD (The National Association for Cave Diving) and the NSS-CDS (National Speleological Society Cave Diving Section) clearly state that this is a very advanced dive and the minimum qualification to dive this site is a ‘Full Cave’ certification, a Trimix ticket and the diver should have appropriate experience with deep cave dives. Neither diver met these key criteria.

It was a ‘Silent Night’. The two bodies were recovered before Midnight on Christmas Day. This day will never ever be the same for the family, the officials who attended this scene and the cave divers who were called out to do the body recovery.

Eagles Nest, Diving Warning Sign, diving safety, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, scuba diving, cave diving, rebreather divingThe cave and diving community is currently suffering two conflicting emotions - huge anger and deep sorrow. These were two needless and unnecessary deaths. They should not have happened. Eagles Nest has a number of signs above and below water graphically warning of the dangers of diving the site without proper training, equipment and experience. Unfortunately it seems that certain individuals go through life believing that the rules just do not apply to them. Now the family is commenting that the site should be closed to prevent further deaths.

I can understand the family’s grief, but this knee jerk reaction will not make one jot of difference to safety. It will merely restrict access to a quality cave diving site that took a long time to gain. Cave divers in the main are responsible and disciplined. They take their sport very seriously and respect site access. They plan, they are properly equipped, and they are trained. Closing Eagles Nest will not make it safer, because the people likely to break into this site to dive it will be the ones who think the rules don’t count. They will probably be ill-equipped, have little or no relevant training and will probably also end up in a body bag. If the family truly want to make a positive difference to stop unnecessary deaths, perhaps they could campaign to remind divers of the dangers of diving beyond their training and experience.

A little good has already come about as a result of these deaths. In 1997 the cave community came together to write and film a short documentary called ‘A deceptively easy way to die’. Because of the Eagles Nest fatalities, this film is once again being watched.

I hope that the double fatality will make open water divers tempted to ‘check out kit’ or ‘just see what is down there’, think twice before entering a cave they are not equipped for. That they will read and respect the signs saying ‘there is nothing in this cave worth dying for’. So pass the message on. Please watch ‘A deceptively easy way to die’. Then share it, and talk about it with new divers and remind them that we are not setting rules to ruin their fun, but to keep them safe so they can enjoy many more Christmas Days.

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Exactly four months on, Friday 25th April 2014, CBS Miami has published this update on the double Christmas Day fatality.

DAN announces their 2013 DEMA Show Talk Schedule

The Research Team at Divers Alert Network America provide a series of free diving lectures at the DEMA Show. If you are attending the Orlando based event next month, this is an invaluable opportunity to get up to speed with the latest thinking in diving medicine. Over the course of four days, fourteen different lectures will be delivered by a team of doctors, researchers and medical experts.

Dr Neal W Pollock, a Research Director at DAN stated, "Our lecture series is a wonderful way for us to reach out to divers from all over the globe. We have found that DEMA Show attendees appreciate hearing in-depth lectures that make you think, on the latest in physiology, diving medicine or safety research. Our audiences are very positive and we often get excellent questions that produce ideas for new presentations and initiatives.

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Dr Richard D Vann, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology at Duke Dive Medicine and a consultant at DAN, checks out the DAN lecture series at the 2011 DEMA Show

Unfortunately not everyone is able to attend our bi-monthly community diving lectures in Durham, North Carolina, therefore these talks work very well as an informal two-way communication channel. There is such a thirst for knowledge out there, and we often get divers asking questions face-to-face (that they do not wish to discuss in the open sessions), either after a talk or later at the DAN booth (#1427).

This year's talk topics include;
- “Marine life toxicology: What the dive leader should know”
- “Myths & ‘Facts’ in Diving Physiology”
- "PFO & Recreational Diving”
- "What should be in your Emergency Action Plan”
- "Art and Science of Rebreather Diving: Deeper Access & Deeper Trouble”
- "What to Expect from Hyperbaric Treatment and How it Heals DCS”

So far everyone has gone away having learnt something from a DAN talk. I certainly get a kick out of educating divers to be safer or better informed, and what better way than to offer this lecture series. There is no charge to attend and no need to register for talks - simply attend Room S230E at the DEMA Show at the correct time. We look forward to meeting you."

For more information on the DAN Lecture series at the 2013 DEMA Show check out the DAN website or follow @DAN_America on Twitter for highlights and schedule reminders: #DAN13DEMA

DiveLife, Manchester’s premier Scuba Centre has moved and expanded

It’s the sport that so many of you have always wanted to do, but have just never got around to it.  Perhaps you tried it on holiday and loved it, but never thought you could do a course and get qualified. Or you’ve learnt overseas but never considered you could happily do it in theUK.  “It” of course is Scuba Diving.

Interest in scuba diving continues to grow and you can understand why when watching incredible marine life courtesy of the BBC’s Blue Planet.  With the Red Sea Riviera now a leading economical sunshine destination, more and more holiday makers are having their own ‘Blue Planet moment’ snorkelling the beautiful Egyptian waters. A fact that has impacted in a positive way on Whitefield based DiveLife (www.divelife.co.uk).

Less than four years ago DiveLife was a brand new dive centre. Today the shop on Bury New Road has been outgrown, hence the relocation to bigger premises just a 100 yards away around the corner behind the Beehive Pub. 

“At DiveLife we all have a passion for diving, and this is what DiveLife is all about”, explained Owner Brett Thorpe. “I guess this is probably why we’ve grown so quickly. Although we’re a young company, we do have a lot of ‘real diving’ experience. If you take the shop staff for instance, we’ve got 62 years of diving knowledge between the 6 of us, so we really do know about scuba diving and understand it’s such a cool sport.  Learning to dive can really change your life and we’ve had people who’ve tried it on holiday come to us to do to their PADI Open Water Course.  Because they love the sports so much, they’ve now swapped their pin-striped suit for a rubber one and become professional instructors, which means they can teach diving anywhere in the World”.

It’s a less well known fact that you don’t have to travel far to experience good diving. We’re lucky in the UK that our diving can be pretty awesome because of our rich and varied marine life. We’re also a maritime nation which means we’ve got unique opportunities to dive with mischievous seals, majestic basking sharks, and historical wrecks such as the German High Seas Fleet. Overtime these wrecks evolve into artificial reefs and get covered in a myriad of life including all sorts of anemones. The sheer opulence and richness of Jewel Anemones are completely unexpected and beautiful to look at and enjoy. Vibrant oranges, gaudy pinks and brilliant Forget-me-not blues that turn purple when a torch beam hits them, which is why so many British divers think that UK diving is some of the very best in the World.

Learning to dive isn’t difficult, but as with anything worth being serious about, you’ll need to invest some time and effort. Compared with other adventure sports it’s also relatively inexpensive. To take part you don’t need to be able to swim that well, just need to be in good health and be reasonably comfortable in the water. When it comes to courses, in Britain there are half a dozen dive training agencies, and one of the most popular is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and their Open Water Course.  This is an internationally recognised diving qualification so it’s no surprise that many people begin their exciting journey into the Underwater World by visiting their local PADI Dive Centre. 

“We’re a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre”, grinned Brett Thorpe.   “This is awarded to a dive centre that consistently achieves the highest standard of instruction.  Since we opened in Spring 2006, we’ve proudly trained and issued over 1,500 diving qualifications.  So if this is something that you’ve always wanted to do, why not come along and have a go. Twice a week we have a Scuba Experience night, and this is where complete beginners have the opportunity of doing a pool dive with one of our instructors. At £25 we’ve found this to be a very popular present for Christmas, Birthdays, or as a special treat, because it’s exciting, different and a unique experience. It’s really great to see each person surface after their dive with a big grin on their face saying “it’s the best thing I’ve ever done”.

You’ll be in safe hands at DiveLife because we have a strong and diverse professional instructional team with our male and female instructors ranging in age from 20 to 55.  Every one of us believes in developing their own personal diving knowledge since it provides the very best services to our customers. This means that if at any time someone needs some extra tuition for instance, we are able to help and support them.

This ethos is also carried over into our premises, because we know that divers want a fully inventoried shop containing only the very best brands.  It’s one of the reasons we grew out of Bury New Road because we can now stock all kinds and sizes of kit that enables us to give good quality equipment counselling. We’re very near to Junction 17 on the M60, so why not drop by for a cup of tea and see what DiveLife and our new shop is all about. At this time of year we often get requests for help from friends and family of divers popping in to buy them something, so please ask if you want some advice. We’ve got loads of free car parking, which makes looking for your first mask, fins and snorkel easy. And for those divers who have not discovered us yet, it doesn’t matter if you enjoy single cylinder diving, prefer a twinset, dive a Rebreather or just want to know more about snorkelling and diving, we would be delighted to help you get more out of scuba diving. It can be your passport to changing your life”.