Saturday, December 30, 2006

Surface Supplied Air Diver - Technical Diving International (TDI) Specialty Course

Basic information

Surface Supplied Air Diver - Technical Diving International (TDI) Specialty Course

Course Outline:

Course Overview
Course Objective
Course Prerequisites
Equipment Needed
Required Training Dives
Course Content
Air Diving
Minimum Course Hours
Organization
Class Room
Open Water Dives/Exercises/Scenarios
Dive Debriefing
TDI Log Books filled out and signed by the instructor


Course is three full days, usually sign-in on a Thursday night, get the paperwork concluded, then Friday we go through the materials and the hands-on session using the Superlite 27's, or AGA's if you have/use them, then to the confined water.

Then Saturday we head to the "nice water" and each diver makes two separate dives, then tends and then uses the console. This is on a rotating basis. If you have non-divers we take them though everything except the confined water and in water activities. I do have them try on the helmets to get the idea of what their divers go through.

Then on Sunday we go to the "yukky water" and each diver makes two separate dives, then tends and then operates the console.

Depending on equipment and numbers of students, we usually get done late afternoon on Sunday, in time to travel.

Costs are for the text, materials, certification fees, Klamath County Sheriff Dive rescue team donation per student structured into the costs, and instructor fees. I do have group rates depending on the number of students.

The course is held in Klamath Falls, as that is where the equipment is located. I drive down from Portland on Thursday and the students show up, we meet for one to two hours, depending on circumstances.

Please email omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information on costs and specific times associated with the training.

Safety Recall Alert - AGA (Interspiro) full face mask

Interspiro Valve Cone Assembly, number 336-190-064 and 336-890-129 (hereafter called valve cone) is being recalled. You must remove and replace the valve cone immediately.

DO NOT DIVE the mask if you are not certain what is in your full face mask.

The recall pertains to AGA full face masks (FFM) with serial numbers from 227000 through 306999 or if your mask was shipped in July of 2002.

The serial # is engraved on the regulator body.

A quick way to determine if your at risk. Remove the intake hose from the mask (2nd stage) - it is "not" necessary to disassemble the regulator for this - look down into the intake. You will see a center cone that is black. If you can see a blue outside ring, this regulator is ok. If you can see only black "DO NOT DIVE THE MASK" until you can determine if it's part of the recall.

Regulator repair work should only be done by an Interspiro regulator technician. Do NOT work on your own mask.

More details to follow: Safety Recall Alert - AGA (Interspiro) full face mask.

Please email omnidive@omnidivers.com if you need additional help with this recall.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas 2006

Merry Christmas

and

God Bless

from the staff at Omni Divers

John 1: 1 - 14

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.
7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.
8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

You are cordially invited to a Birthday Celebration!!!

You are cordially invited to a Birthday Celebration!!!

Guest of Honor: Jesus Christ

Date: Every day. Traditionally, December 25 but He's always around, so the date is flexible...

Time: Whenever you're ready. (Please don't be late, though, or you'll miss out on all the fun!)

Place: In your heart.... He'll meet you there. (You'll hear Him knock.)

Attire: Come as you are... grubbies are okay. He'll be washing our clothes anyway. He said something about new white robes and crowns for everyone who stays till the last.

Tickets: Admission is free. He's already paid for everyone... (He says you wouldn't have been able to afford it anyway... it cost Him everything He had. But you do need to accept the ticket!!

Refreshments: New wine, bread, and a far-out drink He calls "Living Water," followed by a supper that promises to be out of this world!

Gift Suggestions: ; Your life. He's one of those people who already has everything else. (He's very generous in return though. Just wait until you see what He has for you!)

Entertainment: Joy, Peace, Truth, Light, Life, Love, Real Happiness, Communion with God, Forgiveness, Miracles, Healing, Power, Eternity in Paradise, Contentment, and much more! (All "G" rated, so bring your family and friends.)

R.S.V.P. Very Important!
He must know ahead so He can reserve a spot for you at the table. Also, He's keeping a list of His friends for future reference. He calls it the "Lamb's Book of Life."

Party being given by His Kids (that's us!!)!

Hope to see you there! For those of you whom I will see at the party, share this with someone today!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

DAN Training and Education, Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries - Provider, Instructor, and Instructor Trainer Levels



DAN´s Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Provider Course was designed to fill the void in oxygen first aid training available for the general diving public.


This course represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public in recognizing possible dive related injuries and providing emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and/or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.

In DAN´s most recent dive accident record, less than 33% of injured divers received emergency oxygen in the field. Few of those received oxygen concentrations approaching the recommended 100%. DAN and all major diving instructional agencies recommend that all divers be qualified to provide 100% oxygen in the field to those injured in a dive accident.

Link at www.omnidivers.com/danexaminerqualifications.html

Please email omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information on costs and specific times associated with the training.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Web Store

Dear Omni Divers Underwater Services, L.L.C.

First let me say congratulations and thank you for taking the bold step into e-commerce, launching your own webstore Omni Divers Online Web Store and selecting DiveBiz.net as your store's webhost.

We have installed and begun configuring your webstore. We are looking forwards to a successful launch of YOUR webstore!

Thanks again for choosing DiveBiz.net!

Dan Nafe
SCUBA-Training.net
5976 20th Street, #212
Vero Beach, FL 32966
voice: 772 299 0057
fax: 772 299 6257
http://www.scuba-training.net
e-mail: dan@scuba-training.net

Omni Divers Online Web Store

ERDI Ice Diving Operations - Klamath Falls Oregon - February 2007

NEW DATE

An Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) Ice Diving Operations class will be held in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Members of the Josephine County (OR) Search & Rescue Dive Team are planning on participating in the class. The class is to be held on the weekend (February 3 and 4, 2007). Class (introduction and preparation) will start at 6 pm in Klamath Falls, February 2, 2007 at the Dive Rescue Station in Klamath Falls. Training dives will be initiated on Saturday and completed on Sunday.

In addition to the Klamath County (OR) Sheriff Dive Rescue team which is hosting the event, public safety dive team members from Clark County (WA) Dive Rescue Team are participating during the exercises, starting Friday evening and concluding Sunday evening.

The exercises and training are open to any public safety diving team. In addition to the Ice Operations class an Ice Tending class is also being offered through ERDI.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers


DAN Training and Education
Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

Introduction

The DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers course represents training specifically designed for divers who dive as part of their job duties. It is not appropriate or designed for recreational divers. Students for this course must have an affiliation with an aquarium, commercial diving company or scientific diving operation.

The program includes the three required elements of the DEMP course (Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, AEDs for Scuba Diving and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries), along with workplace CPR and first aid, based on guidelines provided by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration on what that organization believes should be included in a work-place CPR and first aid course.

Since first aid skills deteriorate with time, retraining in this program is required every two years following successful completion of the course – although some local protocols and regulations require more frequent retraining. In addition, divers are encouraged to practice these and other diving skills regularly. All skills performed in an emergency should be within the scope of your training and experience.

Course Overview

Objectives
The objective of first aid is to establish and/or maintain the life of an injured or ill person until assistance (generally, emergency medical services — EMS) arrives or becomes available at the scene.

It is equally important that the rescuer do no further harm to the injured person. Providing oxygen to an injured diver, for example, will not cause any harm as long as the scene is safe and the oxygen equipment is functioning properly. This means that you must understand the limitations of your skills and knowledge and not attempt any procedure beyond your ability and the scope of your training.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Knowledge and skills development = 2 days

Certification Duration
This program comes with a two-year certification.

Skill Performance Objectives
Knowledge and Skill development topics in this program include:

Scene Safety Assessment
Initial Assessment
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Using an AED
Choking
Control of Bleeding
Bandaging/Splinting
Oxygen Equipment Identification
Using a DAN Demand Valve
Delivering Oxygen with a non-rebreather mask
Delivering oxygen as part of CPR using a DAN mask
Oxygen Equipment Assembly and Disassembly
Shock Management
Secondary Assessment
Management of wounds from hazardous marine life
Pressure Immobilization technique
Poisonings (discussion topic)
Burns (discussion topic)
Emergency Moves
Temperature Extremes (discussion topic)
Medical Emergencies (discussion topic)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Epcot® DiveQuest

Prepare for a totally unique diving experience! The Living Seas features a 6-million-gallon indoor aquarium with more than 65 species of marine life, including sharks, huge sea turtles, playful eagle rays, and schools of colorful tropical fish. With guaranteed calm seas, no current, and unlimited visibility, your quest for the dive of a lifetime ends here.

Duration: 3 hours with the in-water experience lasting 40 minutes.

Cost: $140 per guest (includes all gear, a limited-edition T-shirt, and certificate)

Additional Information

Theme Park admission is neither required nor included for this event.

Guests ages 10 and up are welcome to participate and must have a SCUBA certification. Guests between 10 and 14 must to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Younger guests will need Junior SCUBA certifications.

All required equipment is provided, including mask, fins, tank, buoyancy compensator, regulator, weightbelt, and a 2.5mm shorty wetsuit. (You may bring your own mask, if preferred.)

Comfortable changing rooms with showers are provided, but be sure to bring your own swimsuit.

Call 407-WDW-TOUR for reservations and information.

Please do not bring cameras of any kind. However, other members of your party may be able to photograph or video parts of your dive from the observation windows in the pavilion.

TIPS and FUN FACTS

Every creature in The Living Seas is a protected species.

Aquarium water temperature is in the mid-70s.

Swimming with the Manatees


Today, Sunday, November 12, 2006, we went swimming with the manatees. It was so amazing. It was better than I could have imagined. They are such gentle creatures. They just chill and hang out with you. However, one pooped on my head when I was petting his belly. It was pretty nasty and my mom was laughing so hard. I took it as good luck. Don't some cultures think it is good luck to be pooped on by a bird, I think it must be even better luck to be pooped on my a large marine mammal. (That's me (Heather with the green fins swimming with the manatees.) And the other snorkler is Tracey.

Post by Heather Arthur

DAN Takes Another Giant Stride in the New Year

Next edition of popular annual DAN publication due in early 2007. Limited advertising opportunities still available.

Divers Alert Network (DAN) will launch a new edition of Giant Stride, the organization’s publication aimed at prospective, student, and new divers, in early 2007. Redesigned to be part of “DAN Is My Buddy,” a revitalized Student Member Program spotlighted at DEMA earlier this month, Giant Stride introduces new divers to the sport through information, stories, and safety tips.

Each student enrolled in DAN’s Student Membership Program will receive a complimentary copy of Giant Stride. The publication is also available for distribution to all dive centers and instructors at no cost.

“The reaction to the first edition of Giant Stride so far exceeded our expectations that we wanted to include it as part of the retooled Student Membership Program,” says Jim Gaston, the team leader of “DAN Is My Buddy” and manager of the Student Membership Program. “I think its value lies in the fact that Giant Stride is a resource for both instructors and students. We’re excited to introduce its redesign as part of DAN Is My Buddy.”

The magazine covers such topics as an introduction to scuba, what to expect during training, resources at a diver’s disposal, dive safety and etiquette, profiles on divers who have made the sport their careers or hobbies and common medical issues of interest to new divers.

Giant Stride is scheduled to be published once a year and is distributed throughout the dive industry. Advertising opportunities are available through Nov. 30; should you wish to place an ad, contact Julie Clarke or Brittny Davis at (919) 684-2948.

Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical and research organization dedicated to the safety and health of recreational scuba divers. DAN’s Student Membership Program is a free program offered to all entry-level divers and includes $20,000 of recompression treatment insurance in the unlikely event a student develops decompression illness during the course of their training.

The Student Membership Program is open to all entry-level divers, and any certified scuba instructor in the DAN Americas region may enroll their students. A new DAN Is My Buddy DVD is available to all instructors for use in their classes; new divers can take home a student version of the DVD. A new interactive website, www.danismybuddy.com, was created to answer questions and concerns commonly expressed by new divers and to provide excitement and information when a new diver wants it most.

For more information or to request materials, please call (919) 684-2948.

Free DAN Online Seminar Discusses Diabetes and Diving

For years, divers have been diving with diabetes – safely – even though it was considered a contraindication to diving. In May of 2005 the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and DAN jointly sponsored a workshop on the topic. Co-organizers of the workshop were Guy deL Dear, MB, FRCA; Neal W. Pollock, PhD; and Donna M. Uguccioni, MS.

As dive leaders, and divers interested in diving safety, you are probably interested to learn about the outcome of that workshop. Now you can by viewing the newest DAN Online Seminar called Diabetes and Recreational Diving: History and New Guidelines. It includes useful background information and a summary of the consensus guidelines developed through the workshop. It is based on a presentation written by Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D. He is a research physiologist at the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center and a member of the Research Department at DAN.

This is the fourth DAN Online Seminar on diving medicine topics. The first three programs were:

Ears and Diving Seminar by Dr. Frans Cronje president of DAN Southern Africa

Pathophysiology of Decompression Illness by Dr. Richard Moon, Senior Medical Consultant to DAN

Inert Gas Exchange, Bubbles, and Decompression Theory by Dr. Richard Vann, Vice President of Research at DAN

The other three online seminars cost $25 to view. Participants also receive a certificate directly from DAN for successfully completing one of the fee-based seminars.

Thank you for your support of DAN and dive safety. Please do not hesitate to send us any questions or comments.

Safe diving,

Eric Douglas
Director of Training
Divers Alert Network

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Dive Accident First Aid for Nondivers

Dive Accident First Aid for Nondivers

Purpose


Educate non-diving spouses and bubble watchers about the signs and symptoms of dive emergencies and how to respond to them.

Focus

This program removes much of the “why” information. This information is important for divers to know and understand, but less so for spouses or non-diving interested parties. This program simply focuses on the things to look for and what to do about it when they appear.

Materials for this program consist of:

􀂃 A student handbook
o A single composite video on DVD included with the student handbook for homestudy or later review

􀂃 Instructor guide outline
o The skills sections of this course will focus more on role play with new scenarios to be focused on the unique perspective of the non-diver.

This program will answer three basic questions:
􀂃 What do I look for?
􀂃 What do I do when I see it?
􀂃 What do I use to provide care?

This program will include the skills from:
􀂃 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving
􀂃 Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
􀂃 First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

While the skills from Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries and Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™) are useful, they are of limited application in an entry-level basic course for non-divers. If non-divers are interested, they can take those additional diver-level programs based on the information imparted from this basic program. That information and those skills are not included in this program to avoid complicating or intimidating the non-diver providers.

General Outline

􀂃 If you see signs and symptoms of DCI, provide oxygen with a Demand Valve or Non-rebreather mask.
􀂃 If the diver isn’t breathing, initiate rescue breathing with supplemental oxygen.
􀂃 If there are no signs of circulation, begin CPR with supplemental oxygen and use the AED.
􀂃 If the diver has an envenomation…
􀂃 If the diver has an abrasion…
􀂃 If the diver has a bite…

Dive Accident First Aid for Nondivers

Instructor Credentials

Requirements

• Current, active status DAN Instructor or Instructor Trainer

Certified to teach

• Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
• First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
• Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving

Note to Instructor Trainers: There is no additional training or certification required for the Nondiver Provider Program. Any Instructor certified to offer the individual DAN Training Programs can offer this program. After certifying Instructor Candidates to conduct each of these training programs independently, orient them to the Non-diver Provider Program.

Student prerequisites

• Required current certification in CPR. Basic life support skills must be completed satisfactorily.

Program Organization

• Follow the program outline, showing the video segments for each segment and then conduct skills for each segment

o Or

• Have the non-diver provider candidate view the DVD at home and then come to class ready to participate in skills.
• Conduct the skills session for each program session as outlined.
o Skills sessions cover the skills new to each course section.
o Use the Skills pages from the DAN Instructor Manual as outlined.
o Have the students follow along in the Nondiver Provider Manual.
• Administer the student examination at the end of the program.
o Use the answer keys included with this guide.

Recognition Materials

• Use the Nondiver Provider Student Handbook with integrated successful completion card

DAN Provider Registration

To register a DAN Non-diver Provider, the DAN Instructor must submit to DAN Training a signed and completed Course Roster. Course Rosters must be submitted to DAN Training within 10 business days of the course. Course Rosters may be submitted one of four methods.

Mail to: DAN Training, 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC 27705 USA
Fax to: DAN Training, + 1-919-490-6630
Electronic mail (e-mail): oxygen@diversalertnetwork.org
Online form at in the Instructors Only section of the website

With electronic mail, it is recommended that you request a receipt from your mail server. DAN Training will send the DAN Instructor an electronic confirmation of receipt of the electronic Course Roster.

Instructors should maintain all Student Registration Forms, Statements of Understanding, Practical Evaluation Records and Examination Answer Sheets as part of their class records along with any Administrative paperwork required by the Training Association with which the DAN Instructor is affiliated.

Providers may send Course Evaluations directly to DAN Training, or the DAN Instructor may collect them from course participants and forward them with the Course Roster to DAN Training.

Recertification

This certification expires after 24 months from the date of completion.

Course Outline

Introduction

• Explain the purpose of this program and the general approach.
• Either show the video segment or, if the students have viewed the video at home, conduct the skills sessions as outlined below.

AEDs for Scuba Diving

Knowledge Development

Skills
(skills pages available on 3-4 through 3-13 from the skills guide of the AED Instructor Manual)

• SAFE
• Initial Assessment with Basic Life Support
• CPR Review
• Providing Care with an AED

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

Knowledge Development

Skills
(skills pages available on 3-10 through 3-15 from the skills guide of the Instructor Manual)

• Equipment Identification
• Demand Valve
• Non-rebreather mask

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Knowledge Development

Skills
(skills pages available on 3-12 through 3-19 from the skills guide of the HMLI Instructor Manual)

• Control Bleeding
• Shock Management
• Wound Management
• Pressure Immobilization Technique

Final Discussion

Follow Up

• Remediate skills or examinations as necessary.
• Issue student recognition materials to successful candidates of the Dive Accident First Aid for Nondivers Program.
• Remind students complete retraining is required within 24 months.

Diving Emergency Specialist

Diving Emergency Specialist

PROVIDER APPLICATION

A RECOGNITION PROGRAM FROM DAN

Sign up for the DES QUEST! Qualify June 1 - Dec. 31 • See www.DiversAlertNetwork.org
DAN believes safe divers are those who continue to seek out training and improve their skills. By continuing to learn about dive safety and the care of injured divers, you have obtained a truly unique status.

To receive your Diving Emergency Specialist recognition from DAN, please submit to DAN Training a completed copy of this application, along with photocopies of current certifications for the following:

(check off)
� ❏ Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (or equivalent)
� ❏ Current CPR and First Aid ratings
� ❏ Rescue Diver certification
� ❏ Application fee of $20

and Three of the following
� ❏ Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (or equivalent)
� ❏ First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (or equivalent)
� ❏ Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving (or equivalent)
� ❏ On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers (or equivalent)
� ❏ DAN REMO2 TM
� ❏ OR a current DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider certification, which includes Advanced Oxygen

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name _________________________________________________
DAN Member #__________________
Address__________________________________________ City_______________________________
State/Province _________________ Zip/Postal Code______________ Country_______________
Contact Phone ______________________________ Email __________________________________
Shirt Size: ❏ M ❏ L ❏ XL ❏ 2XL

PAYMENT INFORMATION

❏ Check — Payable to DAN in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. Bank
❏ MasterCard ❏ VISA ❏ American Express ❏ Discover
Card Number (13-16 numbers) ______________________________ Exp. Date_________________
Cardholder Name _____________________________________________________________________
Signature ___________________________________________________________________________

TRAINER INFORMATION

DAN Instructor _________________
Dive center affiliation (if any)___________ Instructor Name _________________________
Name to be entered in drawing (individual instructor or dive center) ____________________
* For pro drawing only; individual divers are automatically entered.

Mail the completed form to: DAN Training, 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC 27705
or fax it to: +1-919-490-6630 or email: oxygen@DiversAlertNetwork.org

Friday, November 17, 2006

DAN Training and Education

DAN Training and Education
DAN Examiner Program

Historically only DAN Staff has been able to conduct DAN Instructor Trainer Workshops, but in an effort to meet the growing demand for ITWs, DAN has developed the Examiner program.

Responsibilities
DAN Examiners will provide a vital link to DAN Training and have additional responsibilities above that of an Instructor Trainer. Some of those additional responsibilities include:

Conduct ITWs
Conduct Trainer Updates
Beta test new DAN courses
Be part of a pool of speakers for the “This is DAN” presentation

Eligibility
Applicants to the DAN Examiner program must complete all eligibility requirements prior to consideration to attend the course.

Course Director or Instructor Trainer with recognized scuba training organization
DAN Diving Emergency Specialist Trainer recognition
CPR Instructor Trainer with recognized organization
No verifiable quality assurance issues as a DAN Trainer or Instructor within the previous two years
Completed the required DAN Trainer Update 2006
Completed Core Online (Must have completed after last revision in November 2005)

Examiner Course Fee
The fee is $295 and includes the course and all materials.

Selection Criteria
DAN Training will evaluate applicants on a number of criteria in addition to the application itself.

DAN Business Member affiliations
DAN Training Center affiliations
Length of time as a DAN Instructor
Length of time as DAN Instructor Trainer
Number of providers certified
Number of instructors certified
Previous participation in DAN Training Updates
Marketing Plan
References
Overall presence and understanding of DAN, DAN Mission and DAN Training
Other support of DAN, such as but not limited to:
Attendance of a DAN DMT course
Referral or On Call physician
Hosted DAN Research Intern
Attend or staff DAN Diver Days
Participation in Online Seminars (such as Ears and Diving)
Participation in DAN Research Studies

Annual Teaching Requirements
DAN Examiners will be expected to maintain an active role and will have annual requirements which must be met to retain current status as a DAN Examiner. Examiners will need to teach five new DAN Instructor Trainers each year or teach 20 individual ITW Modules. An example of an ITW Module would be a DAN Instructor Trainer taking additional courses. Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries and On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers would be two ITW Modules. Finally, Examiners will need to participate in regularly scheduled online chat sessions facilitated by DAN Training.

Examiner Course Syllabus
The Examiner Course will consist of three and a half days and be conducted before and during an Instructor Trainer Workshop.

Day One — Examiner Course
History of DAN—This is DAN discussion
Recent changes to any DAN Training standards
Paperwork and Materials including a discussion of different administrative issues
How to order ITW materials
Political Sensitivities
Role-model teaching presentations and evaluations
How to conduct the ITW
Day Two, Three and Four — Audit and participate in Instructor Trainer Workshop conducted by DAN Training Staff

Download Examiner Course Application (PDF: 90 KB) on the DAN website

For additional information, please contact DAN Training at 919-684-2948 or 1-800-446-2671 x555. You may also contact us by email at Oxygen@DiversAlertNetwork.org.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Important International Freediving Challenge Set

USA Freediving to Challenge Japan Freediving in Competition November 16.

The United States Apnea Association, USAA, has been asked by Asahi Television to field a team of US Freediving athletes to compete head to head with athletes from Japan in Tokyo, Japan to be aired by the network on November 16. Four male and one female athlete will compete in the discipline of Dynamic No Fins, DNF.

DNF is a challenge to swim as far as the athlete can on a single breath for distance in a pool without the aid of fins. The athletes use breaststroke while staying submerged throughout their performance. At the conclusion of their performance the athlete must surface and compete a surface protocol to show they are in control of their performance. The surface protocol must be completed in the first fifteen seconds after the athlete surfaces. The athlete is required to remove their facial equipment, signal okay and say, “I am okay.” within those fifteen seconds. AIDA Judges will be present to validate all performances.

US athletes will represent their country and US Freediving while competing head to head with their Japanese counterparts. Glen Garrett (Wy), Kevin Busscher (Hi), Deron Verbeck (Hi), Brett LaMaster (Hi), and Julie “Jewels” Russell (Az) will be traveling with Linden Wolbert and Grant W. Graves. Grant and Linden will be support staff for the event. Glen is the current US National Record holder in this discipline, Julie is the current US Record holder in Constant Weight No Fins, and Brett is the former world record and current US National record holder in Constant Weight. Kevin is the former US National record holder in this discipline. Deron is the current US National record holder in Free Immersion.

The US group departed November 12 traveling to Tokyo. Training begins on November 13. The competition will be on November 16. Brett LaMaster remarked, “This is incredible to be able to travel to Japan to compete against our friends in Japan and represent the US and US Freediving. They have some really good athletes, this is going to be a good competition.”

The USAA is a nonprofit association founded on the democratic representation of freediving within the United States and internationally. Founded in 2003, the USAA consists of an active membership dedicated to furthering freediving in the United States and abroad. For more information about the USAA, the U.S. National Freediving Competition, and membership please visit www.usfreediving.org.

The International Association for the Development of Freediving, AIDA, is the international sanctioning body for freediving, individual and team competition, and freediving world record attempts.

For more information about AIDA please visit http://www.aida-international.org

PADI and DAN Join Together in Diver Safety

Two leading dive organizations issue important joint announcement during DEMA Trade Show in Orlando.

Orlando, FL – 14 November 2006 – When two industry leaders join forces, something great is bound to transpire. At the PADI Member Social kicking off the DEMA Show 2006 in Orlando, Florida, USA, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) announced a new alliance with Divers Alert Network (DAN).
Joining together in the interest of increasing safety for all divers, the collaboration brings together the complimentary elements of PADI’s expertise in training and education, and DAN’s expertise in emergency assistance, insurance, medicine, research and dive safety training. As of 31 December 2006, the PADI-endorsed Diver Protection and Student Protection programs will be discontinued, and on 1 January 2007, DAN will be PADI’s preferred provider of dive accident insurance. PADI will also encourage the use of DAN’s Student Membership Program and actively support DAN’s Recompression Chamber Assistance Program.

“The alliance between PADI and DAN is a shining example of how industry organizations working together can benefit all divers,” commented Drew Richardson, President and Chief Operating Officer of PADI Worldwide. “PADI focuses on the core competencies of excellence in training and diver education, while providing PADI Members access to DAN's world renowned diver safety programs.”

The alliance between PADI and DAN represents two of the most recognized brands in the diving industry bringing their respective strengths together to create a stronger network for all divers to utilize. Between DAN and PADI, divers have access to every level of dive training from entry- through professional-level, a comprehensive dive accident insurance program, dive safety training, information and safety resources, and 24-hour emergency assistance. The value of dive accident insurance is well-known throughout the industry, and it benefits all to encourage every diver to carry it. At no cost to the student or instructor, the DAN Student Membership program provides an excellent risk management tool for every dive professional and operation, as it offers an extra level of protection to the students they teach, the importance of which is addressed throughout PADI’s professional-level training.

PADI’s support of DAN’s Recompression Chamber Assistance Program (RCAP) comes from an understanding of the importance of ensuring the proper care and treatment of injured divers. Established in 1993, RCAP was developed as a means to assist recompression chambers through technical and educational support, as well as equipment for facilities in remote locations.

It’s important to note that professional-level divers carrying liability insurance through Vicencia & Buckley are not affected by this change. PADI will continue to work closely with Vicencia & Buckley to offer PADI Professionals and Dive Operations comprehensive liability insurance.

Dan Orr, President and Chief Executive Officer of DAN adds, “PADI has always been a tremendous supporter of DAN, and this alliance represents the continuation of that support, as well as an unprecedented opportunity for us to further our mission. We are thrilled at the prospect of introducing so many divers to the resource DAN can be for them, and we look forward to welcoming into the fold all divers new to our organization and providing them the many benefits of DAN membership and insurance.”

PADI is the world’s largest recreational dive training, certification and membership organization. PADI Members (dive centers, resorts, educational facilities, instructors, assistant instructors and divemasters) issue nearly 1,000,000 certifications worldwide each year, making underwater exploration and adventure accessible to the public, while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service.

Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical and research organization dedicated to the safety and health of recreational scuba divers and is associated with Duke University Medical Center. Founded in 1980, DAN has served as a lifeline for the scuba industry by operating the only 24-hour diving emergency hotline, a lifesaving service for injured divers. Additionally, DAN operates a diving medical information hotline, conducts vital diving medical research, and develops and provides a number of first-aid and continuing education programs for everyone from beginning divers to medical professionals.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Surface Supplied Diver and Instructor Courses - 2006 - 2007

Courses to be offered Winter 2006 - 2007

This winter the Klamath County (Oregon) Sheriff Dive Rescue team will host a series of surface supplied diver and instructor courses.

The courses include:

surface supplied tender
surface supplied air diver
surface supplied nitrox diver
surface supplied operator (advanced)

In addition, companion Instructor courses are also being held.

surface supplied tender instructor
surface supplied air diver instructor
surface supplied nitrox diver instructor
surface supplied operator (advanced) instructor

Please email omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information on costs and specific times associated with the training.

Link at www.omnidivers.com/tdisurfacesupplied.html

Your Host is the Klamath County Sheriff Dive Rescue team
Certification through Technical Diving International (TDI)

Link at www.tdisdi.com

Surface Supplied Tender
Surface Supplied Air Diver
Surface Supplied Nitrox Diver
Surface Supplied Air Operator

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Kirby Morgan - Technician Training - December 9 - 10, 2007

The weekend of December 9-10, 2007, is the two full day Kirby Morgan regulator servicing and technician course. John Ritter is putting together a special class for us in order to allow us to be certified on as many of the KM line as possible. In other words between us we have the following equipment available and we will be certified on all of it. A bit of a push in two days but seems the best solution really.

SuperLite - 27
EXO-26
Bail-Out Block
Dive Control System (DCS) - I
Dive Control System - II

The DCS is largely a lot of plumbing, but it's important to understand how to disassemble and check out the fittings. The pneumofathometer and pressure gages must be sent out to a different certified agency for calibration (specialized equipment) - but we will have the skills to remove and re-fit the gages.

If anyone has trouble with close up detail work (eyes) then you should obtain some close up glasses prior to the class - I found this helps when I was in the Interspiro/AGA class last year. The off the shelf ones should work fine.

This is part lecture, but mostly hands-on factory certified technician course. The main purpose is to train technicians to work on this equipment.

Class starts at 08:30 Saturday morning and runs all day. Same for Sunday. I don't know exactly what time the class ends on Sunday, but I understand its most of the day (but I don't think it runs late).

SeaTac Airport is a good 45 minutes from downtown Seattle and that is on a "good" traffic day.

We just need to know arrival/departure data so that we can arrange to pick you up. I am driving the truck so plenty of room for lots of equipment and up to 5 people.

David Parsons
Clark County (WA) Dive Rescue Team

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

DAN Trip Insurance Incentive Program for 2006 - 2007

October 23, 2007,

Dear Conrad and Phil,

Thank you for agreeing to participate in the DAN Trip Insurance Incentive Program (DANTIIP) for your Klamath Falls location. I have placed an order for you to receive 50 brochures in the mail shortly. Place your custom link on your website:

Please remember that:

You will only receive incentive amounts on policies sold through your custom link. You must be active DAN Business Member in US, Canada, Guam or Puerto Rico.

The best part of the program is that we have made it easy for you to participate… no forms or applications to mail or money to collect and track. Everything is done online using our secure website through a custom link we provide you. By using this link from your website to ours, your business is automatically listed as the source of the trip insurance customer.

We encourage you to use our free online educational seminar to learn more about the DANTIIP benefits so that you can become even better at earning the cash incentives. Check it out here: http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/training/courses/online/intro.asp?course=17

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments any time throughout this process. You input is valuable to the success of this program.

SAFE DIVING!

Sam

Samara Merrill / Business Memberships
Divers Alert Network
6 W. Colony Place
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-684-2948 ext. 224
Fax: 919-490-6630
email: smerrill@dan.duke.edu

Sunday, October 22, 2006

DAN Business Membership Program for 2006

DAN Divers Alert Network - Scuba Diving and Dive Safety Association

Dear Conrad and Phil,

First off let me say welcome to your new location to our DAN Business Membership Program for 2006 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. We will send your Welcome Packet that includes the DAN flag, the 2 free membership coupons, more DAN Brochures, and lots of other handy materials that you should be receiving in the mail shortly. Your new Business Membership Dependent (aka: BIZZ D) location ID number is 1836477.

To make sure you understand some of the most important benefits to your membership, I’ve highlighted them below:

1. FREE DAN Membership

- This seems to be one of our most popular benefits of DAN Business Members, you receive two free individual membership coupons ($58 value). Which you may use these yourself, or give them away. I know some dive centers give them to their instructors, while others use them in raffles. Membership is also a prerequisite for purchasing DAN dive accident insurance.

2. Web Listing-Exposure to New Customers via DAN's 200,000-plus Members

- Your business will receive a listing in the Dive Business Directory on the DAN website. Included can be a hotlink to your website, bring more traffic to your website (or if you don't have one this can create a presence for you on the internet for new customers searching for dive business in your area.

3. Rewards

- Because you're on the frontline in the diving community we're asking for your help to promote DAN to your staff, students and customers. Letting them know about the different services we provide: 24-hour diving emergency hotline, medical information line, dive medical research. These are supported in part by the DAN Membership (listed above). As a DAN business member you will be rewarded for your efforts. When you refer people who have never been DAN Members before, you will receive points. How many points will you earn?

1 point for every new DAN Membership,
1 point for new Standard or Master Plans,
2 points for new preferred plans, and
1 point for every 10 Student Members. (The Student Member program is FREE to you!)

So what can you get with points? The new Rewards Program allows you to redeem your points to buy every product DAN sells. You can also use your points to pay for your next Business Membership renewal. You will have two years to accrue points before they expire. Points can be redeemed any time of the year.

Here is the custom link that goes to a DAN Membership Application. When your customers use this link, that you put on your website, your Business Membership Number is automatically entered. This is a great way to assure you received points for new members using electronic applications.

1) Place a link on your website:

2) Visitors click from your site to DAN's New Membership Application.

3) If they join, you earn valuable points! Points are awarded for new memberships only.

· You can download a DAN logo to use with your link if you don't already have one.

· Here are some examples of how other Business Members have used it. http://www.omnidivers.com/ http://www.a1scuba.com/

4. Best Pricing

-You will receive the best pricing on DAN products. You can take advantage of Quantity Pricing on products and training materials. You'll also be able to then increase your revenues by selling DAN products. The price list and product fliers will inform you of your special Business Member discounts. Our retail products have great retail margins when ordering in quantity. You will notice a great discount on student workbooks.

- If you wish to place purchase orders or be invoiced, please fill out and return the credit application that you will see in the benefits packet that will arrive soon.

5. Recognition Material

-As a business member you will also receive a certificate and window decals that you can display to show your customers that you support diving safety. You will also get a DAN Dive Flag or the DAN Medical FAQ Book, Subscription to Alert Diver, On Board and HighViz Newsletters and 25 DAN rental tank stickers. Your Business Membership number is printed on your statement and certificate. Be sure to write or stamp this number on all your brochures. This is how you collect points for free DAN products like the O2 kits.

6. Diver Identification System

- With DAN’s Diver Identification System (DIDS), Dive Masters will always know how many divers have returned safely from their dive and how many are still enjoying the dive. Check out the flyer you’ll find in your packet and fax it to me to receive your free DIDS board (free shipping in the continental 48 States).

7. Dedicated Toll-Free Hotline

- Do you have a question about our programs or need help placing an order? Call our dedicated toll-free number at 1-877-532-6776 and speak to one of our Business Membership Representatives today.

8. Dedicated E-mail Address

- As a Business Member, you can send your questions and comments directly to: BizMember@DiversAlertNetwork.org

9. Trip Insurance Custom Link

- You will only receive incentive amounts on policies sold through the custom link.

- You will also be sent trip insurance brochures to hand out to your travelers and divers.

- The is a cash incentive.

- You must be a legal US, Canadian, Guam , or Puerto Rican citizen to purchase trip insurance.

10. Want to learn more about DAN and know how to have DAN help you improve your business?

- DAN now has four brief web-based education seminars that talk about DAN Membership, DAN Business Membership, Student Membership and the Trip Insurance Incentive Program. Each of these programs includes vital information for business owners and dive instructors. They show you ways that affiliating with DAN can make you more successful.

- Leading a trip? Take advantage of the Trip Insurance Incentive Program for Business Members. Want to sell DAN products? Business Membership can show you how to get quantity discounts. Teaching open water students? Use the Student Membership program to protect them and earn points. Even the DAN Membership overview gives you additional details on DAN Membership that you probably didn’t know. This can help when you are promoting DAN Membership and insurance to your divers and is another great way to earn points.

-Take advantage of each the following programs. They are short and free. And may even help your bottom line. Click here to see any of the 4 seminars: http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/training/instructors/seminars.asp

Please let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything else I can do to help.

SAFE DIVING!

Sam
Samara Merrill / Business Memberships
Divers Alert Network
6 W. Colony Place
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-684-2948 ext. 224
Fax: 919-490-6630
email: smerrill@dan.duke.edu

DAN Divers Alert Network - Scuba Diving and Dive Safety Association

Friday, October 20, 2006

ERDI Ice Diving Operations - Klamath Falls Oregon - January 2007

An Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) Ice Diving Operations class will be held in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Members of the Josephine County (OR) Search & Rescue Dive Team are planning on participating in the class. The class is to be held on the weekend (January 27 and 28, 2007). Class (introduction and preparation) will start at 6 pm in Klamath Falls, January 26, 2007 at the Dive Rescue Station in Klamath Falls. Training dives will be initiated on Saturday and completed on Sunday.

In addition to the Klamath County (OR) Sheriff Dive Rescue team which is hosting the event, public safety dive team members from Clark County (WA) Dive Rescue Team are participating during the exercises, starting Friday evening and concluding Sunday evening.

The exercises and training are open to any public safety diving team. In addition to the Ice Operations class an Ice Tending class is also being offered through ERDI.

2007 Ice Diving - Lake of the Woods, Klamath County, Oregon

An Ice Diving class will be held in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Introduction and dive briefing will be held Friday, January 26, 2006 at 6 pm. The diving portion of the class will be held on the weekend (January 27 and 28, 2006). Class preparation will start at 9 am in Klamath Falls. We will complete all the diving on Saturday and Sunday.

Link at www.ommidivers.com/ice.html

2006 DAN On-Line Auction starts November 1, 2006



DAN Development
2006 DAN Online Auction


Divers Alert Network is pleased to announce The 2006 DAN Online Auction to be held November 1 thru December 1, 2006. DAN will present this fifth annual online auction to benefit dive safety in a unique partnership with members of the dive business community.

You are invited to join this venture to support safe diving. ALL DOLLARS raised from highest bids will be used to support DAN outreach and support programs. These include:

The DAN Endowment
DAN Research Internship Program
Project Dive Exploration
Research
Diver IDentification System

HOW DOES IT WORK?

All items for auction are provided by DAN partners:

dive stores
industry manufacturers
suppliers
tour operators
destinations
charters
artists
and others

Bidding:

Bidders bid online at www.DiversAlertNetwork.org
Bidders are DAN members and non-members
Bidding starts on November 1, 2006 at Noon EST
Bidding closes December 1, 2006 at Noon EST
Auction Partners are notified by December 8 of highest bidder identity

All winning bid funds are transferred to support the programs listed as noted:

1/3: Project Dive Exploration & Research Internship Program
1/3: Research & Diver IDentifiction Program
1/3: The DAN Endowment

WHAT CATEGORIES OF ITEMS ARE OF INTEREST TO BIDDERS?

EQUIPMENT
Snorkels, Fins, Masks
Tanks
Bags
Knives
Wet Suit, Dry Suits
Regulators
Computers
Lights
Booties, Hoods, Gloves
Other Accessories
TRIPS
CHARTERS
LIVEABOARDS
ARTWORK
BOOKS
CAMERAS
CLOTHING
JEWELRY
FIRST AID EQUIPMENT
AIRLINE TICKETS
SKI TRIPS
AND MORE…..

*DO NOT send items to DAN!
We want to put you or your distributor in direct contact with the diver! DAN reserves the right to decline to accept items offered for auction at its discretion.

WHO DOES WHAT?

DAN PROVIDES:

Auction online site on Divers Alert Network website
Promotion of auction to all DAN members via mail, fax, email and/or online, as well as in articles and advertisements
Link from 2006 DAN Online Auction site to Your website
Use of your name, logo, and email address and web address on the DAN Auction Page with your donated item(s)
Your company name on the Auction Partner Page on DAN's website
Your company name in Alert Diver as a DAN Auction Partner
Auction Partner Emblem for your use in Partner advertising
Receipt at close of auction for item(s) received for the auction. (Note: IRS regulations prohibit DAN from listing the dollar value on your receipt.)*
Name and contact information of winning bidder to Partner.

*Note: The cumulative retail dollar value of the item(s) donated will be applied to identify you as a DAN Corporate Donor for 2006-2007 and will determine your level of recognition. Special Offer for Auction Partners: cumulative item value for Auction Items at $150 or more provides a 12-month hotlink from DAN to your site (normally $1,500 benefit.)

DAN AUCTION PARTNER PROVIDES:

Equipment, cameras, trips, tickets, clothing, etc. – new items with full warranty only*
Full description of item(s) (to appear online) (DAN may edit copy)
Suggested retail price
Your logo (TIF, JPG, or EPS), email address, and Internet address for inclusion on the auction page
Once you receive the final bidder name, contact and deliver item(s). We ask that delivery of item(s) be through your local distributor if at all possible.
We ask that you use the Corporate Partner Online Auction Emblem on your website with a direct link to the auction site and in your advertising to help spread the word of this auction and your participation.

Join Divers Alert Network in its mission of emergency service, research, education, training and outreach for dive safety by becoming an Auction Corporate Partner.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

PSI/PCI Eddy Current Technician Course - October 21, 2006


October 8, 2006

Worldwide Training in High Pressure Cylinder Safety and Eddy Current Testing

Greetings,

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming PSI/PCI Eddy Current Technician training.

The next course in your area will be held Saturday, October 21, 2006, at Washougal, WA and starts promptly at 10:00 am. Directions to the training site at
www.omnidivers.com/visualcylinderinspectionclasses.html
.

ECT - Eddy Current Service Technician - Eddy Current testing is a powerful addition to visual cylinder inspection however many in the industry continue to use such devices on the wrong cylinders or fail to operate the equipment properly. This 3 to 4 hour course provides Visual Cylinder Inspectors with the added training to know when and how to conduct a proper Eddy Current Tests of SCUBA and SCBA cylinders in addition to hands on experience with Eddy Current devices. Attendants are required to be certified by PSI/PCI as Visual Cylinder Inspectors and participants receive certification as Eddy Current Service Technician upon course completion.

This certification course teaches the basics of conducting the eddy current testing of 6351 aluminum alloy cylinders as required by the US DOT. The course is suited for those new to eddy current testing and to those who need to be certified to conduct the tests as required by the US DOT as of January 1, 2007.

Topics of discussion are valuable for those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors.

Previously certified inspectors may attend this full course or the Refresher Course for re-qualification. The course is open to anyone and no previous eddy current experience is required.

The course tuition is $250.00 and includes a course curriculum workbook; supplemental materials and certification are also included in the course tuition.

If you have any other questions before the class is scheduled feel free to contact me directly.

Thanks again for you interest in our training program.

Regards,

Phil Graf
PSI/PCI Instructor # 130
PSI/PCI Eddy Current Technician Instructor # 29

omnidive@omnidivers.com

For more information about Visual Cylinder Training and Eddy Current Technician, both SCBA and SCUBA, contact omnidive@omnidivers.com.

Link at
www.omnidivers.com/visualcylinderinspection.html
.

Link at
www.omnidivers.com/visualcylinderinspectionclasses.html

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Technical Diving International - Surface Supplied Air Course - September 21 - 24, 2006 - Klamath Falls OR

Klamath County Sheriff Dive Rescue Team

is hosting

Technical Diving International (TDI) courses
Surface Supplied Tender
Surface Supplied Air Diver
Surface Supplied Air Operator


Courses to be offered September 2006


This September 21 - 24, 2006, the Klamath County Sheriff Dive Rescue Team will host a series of surface supplied air courses.

The courses include:
surface supplied tender
surface supplied air diver
surface supplied operator

In addition, a surface supplied nitrox diver course can be provided if the interest is warranted.

Please email omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information on costs and specific times associated with the dates.

Link at www.omnidivers.com/tdisurfacesupplied.html

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Open Water, Advanced Open Water, and Rescue Training - McCall Idaho Fire/Dive Rescue



McCall Fire/Dive Rescue


is hosting the following courses at their facility in McCall, Idaho.

Open Water Class starting September 28 and ending October 1, 2006.

Advanced Open Water Class starting September 30 and ending October 1, 2006.

Rescue Class starting September 29 and ending October 1, 2006.

You are invited to join team members in the classes.

Please email omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information on costs and specific times associated with the listed dates.

2006 DAN On-Line Auction



DAN Development
2006 DAN Online Auction


Divers Alert Network is pleased to announce The 2006 DAN Online Auction to be held November 1 thru December 1, 2006. DAN will present this fifth annual online auction to benefit dive safety in a unique partnership with members of the dive business community.

You are invited to join this venture to support safe diving. ALL DOLLARS raised from highest bids will be used to support DAN outreach and support programs. These include:

The DAN Endowment
DAN Research Internship Program
Project Dive Exploration
Research
Diver IDentification System

HOW DOES IT WORK?

All items for auction are provided by DAN partners:

dive stores
industry manufacturers
suppliers
tour operators
destinations
charters
artists
and others

Bidding:

Bidders bid online at www.DiversAlertNetwork.org
Bidders are DAN members and non-members
Bidding starts on November 1, 2006 at Noon EST
Bidding closes December 1, 2006 at Noon EST
Auction Partners are notified by December 8 of highest bidder identity

All winning bid funds are transferred to support the programs listed as noted:

1/3: Project Dive Exploration & Research Internship Program
1/3: Research & Diver IDentifiction Program
1/3: The DAN Endowment

WHAT CATEGORIES OF ITEMS ARE OF INTEREST TO BIDDERS?

EQUIPMENT
Snorkels, Fins, Masks
Tanks
Bags
Knives
Wet Suit, Dry Suits
Regulators
Computers
Lights
Booties, Hoods, Gloves
Other Accessories
TRIPS
CHARTERS
LIVEABOARDS
ARTWORK
BOOKS
CAMERAS
CLOTHING
JEWELRY
FIRST AID EQUIPMENT
AIRLINE TICKETS
SKI TRIPS
AND MORE…..

*DO NOT send items to DAN!
We want to put you or your distributor in direct contact with the diver! DAN reserves the right to decline to accept items offered for auction at its discretion.

WHO DOES WHAT?

DAN PROVIDES:

Auction online site on Divers Alert Network website
Promotion of auction to all DAN members via mail, fax, email and/or online, as well as in articles and advertisements
Link from 2006 DAN Online Auction site to Your website
Use of your name, logo, and email address and web address on the DAN Auction Page with your donated item(s)
Your company name on the Auction Partner Page on DAN's website
Your company name in Alert Diver as a DAN Auction Partner
Auction Partner Emblem for your use in Partner advertising
Receipt at close of auction for item(s) received for the auction. (Note: IRS regulations prohibit DAN from listing the dollar value on your receipt.)*
Name and contact information of winning bidder to Partner.

*Note: The cumulative retail dollar value of the item(s) donated will be applied to identify you as a DAN Corporate Donor for 2006-2007 and will determine your level of recognition. Special Offer for Auction Partners: cumulative item value for Auction Items at $150 or more provides a 12-month hotlink from DAN to your site (normally $1,500 benefit.)

DAN AUCTION PARTNER PROVIDES:

Equipment, cameras, trips, tickets, clothing, etc. – new items with full warranty only*
Full description of item(s) (to appear online) (DAN may edit copy)
Suggested retail price
Your logo (TIF, JPG, or EPS), email address, and Internet address for inclusion on the auction page
Once you receive the final bidder name, contact and deliver item(s). We ask that delivery of item(s) be through your local distributor if at all possible.
We ask that you use the Corporate Partner Online Auction Emblem on your website with a direct link to the auction site and in your advertising to help spread the word of this auction and your participation.

Join Divers Alert Network in its mission of emergency service, research, education, training and outreach for dive safety by becoming an Auction Corporate Partner.

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Technical Diving International - Surface Supplied Air Course - October 12 - 15, 2006 - Klamath Falls OR

Klamath County Sheriff Dive Rescue Team

is hosting

Technical Diving International (TDI) courses
Surface Supplied Tender
Surface Supplied Air Diver
Surface Supplied Air Operator


Courses to be offered October 2006


This October 12 - 15, 2006, the Klamath County Sheriff Dive Rescue Team will host a series of surface supplied air courses.

The courses include:
surface supplied tender
surface supplied air diver
surface supplied operator

In addition, a surface supplied nitrox diver course can be provided if the interest is warranted.

Please email omnidive@omnidivers.com if you are interested or want additional information on costs and specific times associated with the dates.

Link at www.omnidivers.com/tdisurfacesupplied.html

PSI/PCI Visual Cylinder Inspection Course - October 7, 2006


August 31, 2006

Worldwide Training in High Pressure Cylinder Safety

Greetings,

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming PSI Visual Cylinder Inspector training.

The next course in your area will be held Saturday, October 7, 2006 at Washougal, WA and starts promptly at 8:30 am. Directions to the training site at
www.omnidivers.com/visualcylinderinspectionclasses.html
.

This certification course teaches the basics of conducting the annual visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. The 7 - 8 hour course is suited for those new to visual inspection well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors. In addition, this course meets the OSHA and DOT requirements for employee HAZMAT training and attendants completing the course are qualified to conduct "in-house" HAZMAT training for cylinder handlers. Previously certified inspectors may attend this full course or the Refresher Course for re-qualification. The course is open to anyone 16 years or older and no previous cylinder inspection experience is required. Participates receive certification as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.

The course tuition is $250.00 and includes the text book "Inspecting Cylinders" by Bill High, a course curriculum workbook; supplemental materials and certification are also included in the course tuition.

If you have any other questions before the class is scheduled feel free to contact me directly.

Thanks again for you interest in our training program.

Regards,

Phil Graf
PSI Instructor # 130
omnidive@omnidivers.com

For more information about Visual Cylinder Training, both SCBA and SCUBA, contact omnidive@omnidivers.com.

Link at
www.omnidivers.com/visualcylinderinspection.html
.

Link at
www.omnidivers.com/visualcylinderinspectionclasses.html

IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Class - Klamath Falls OR - August 22 -28, 2006

August 22 - 28, 2006, was the completion dates for the IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix course. All students successfully completed the course, Congratulations!!

Below is listed some of the particulars for the course.

Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver

A. Purpose

1. This Program is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving. It is also intended to supplement the skills of recreational trimix divers.

2. The Program employs EANx mixes from 21% to a maximum of 50% oxygen. For divers qualified as recreational Trimix Divers mixtures of a minimum of 28 % oxygen combined with a Helium content that maintains an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw) may be used.

3. This program qualifies divers to perform Trimix Dives outside of training up to 150 fsw (45 msw) and perform decompression stops required dives up to 15 minutes using EAN 50 as a decompression gas.

B. Prerequisites

1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver with proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives or sufficient experience to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.

2. Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

C. Texts

1. IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Student Manual and Workbook, or equivalent text(s) approved in writing by the Board of Directors (written approval will be issued by IAND, Inc./IANTD World Headquarters).

D. Program Content

1. All Lecture and theory material must be completed.

2. This Program must include a minimum of 120 minutes of OW bottom time completed within 4 dives, 2 of which must be to depths between 100 fsw (30 msw) and 150 fsw (45 msw). If combined with a Deep Diver Program, the total dive time for both Programs must include a minimum of 160 minutes completed within 6 or more dives. Even if the time and skill requirements are met within fewer than 6 dives, the minimum 6 dives must be made. If combined with a Deep Diver Program 3 dives must be made to depths between 100 fsw (30 msw) and 150 fsw (45 msw). All dives deeper than 80 fsw (24 msw) must be made on recreational trimix mixtures.

3. Students are taught the use of Recreational trimix mixtures from 25% to a maximum of 40% oxygen and with a helium content with an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw) for diving. EANx mixtures in the range of 41% to a maximum of 50% oxygen are used to for safety and decompression stops.

E. Equipment Requirements

1. A safety or decompression gas cylinder (if used) rigged as either a pony or stage cylinder. Gas cylinders must be oxygen clean and oxygen serviceable where needed.

F. Program Limits

1. There may be no more than 4 students per Instructor. This ratio may be increased by 2 students for each assisting IANTD Divemaster, up to a maximum of 8 students with 2 IANTD Divemasters per class session.

2. No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 150 fsw (45 msw).

3. All dives must be conducted using EANx (maximum 40% oxygen). A higher EANx (maximum 50% oxygen) may be used at the decompression or safety stops.

4. All appropriate safety or required decompression stops must be performed.

5. Mandatory decompression stops are limited to a maximum of 15 minutes.

6. No dives made me made with a PO2 greater than 1.6.

G. Water Skills Development

1. A confined water session must be completed before conducting any OW dives.

2. Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of dive techniques and employ precision buoyancy control.

a. Swim in a simulated out-of-air situation (without breathing, and exhaling slowly) without a mask for a distance of at least 45 feet (15 meters), and commence gas sharing; or appropriate Rebreather gas management drill for out-of air diver. While gas sharing, swim for 3 minutes, then replace and clear mask.

Revision Date August 15, 2003
Copyright 2003 by IAND, Inc. / IANTD All Rights Reserved "The Leader in Diving Education"

Confined Water: yes
Number of Dives: 4 dives
Bottom Time: 120 minutes
Depth Limit: 150 feet
Dives to Specific Depths: 2 dives between 100 and 150 feet

IANTD Text: IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Student Manual and Workbook

Text Costs: $35

Certification Fees: $25

Instructor Fees: $495

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

Link at www.omnidivers.com/iantdrecreationaltrimixclass.html

IANTD Recreational Trimix Class - Klamath Falls OR - August 18 - 21, 2006


An International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD) Recreational Trimix Class was completed in Klamath Falls Oregon on August 18 - 21, 2006. Great job by all the students.

This Program is designed to provide Sport Divers with a breathing medium for extending their dives to Sport Diving Depths by using ENDs in the 40 to 80 fsw (12 to 24 msw) depth ranges. The diver may elect to dive the "mix" on tables or computers.

The IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver qualification may be taught as a single program or combined with a variety of the IANTD Advanced or Specialty Diver Programs.

The Program covers the use of Recreational (Rec) diving mixes in the range of 28 to 40% oxygen with Helium content to provide an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw).

The program qualifies divers to do no stop required dives using Recreational Trimix Gas mixtures to a depth of 100 fsw (30 msw) or deeper up to students previous qualification level.

Prerequisites: Must be a qualified Advanced Open Water diver or equivalent and EANx Diver or take the EANx Diver course in conjunction with the Recreational Trimix Diver course.

Link at www.omnidivers.com/iantdtrimixclass.html

Saturday, July 29, 2006

IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Class - Klamath Falls OR - August 25 -27, 2006

August 25, 26, and 27, 2006, is the scheduled and confirmed completion dates for the IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix course.

At the completion of the Recreational Trimix Diver class in Klamath Falls Oregon, students will begin the Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver course. Below is listed some of the particulars for the course.

Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver

A. Purpose

1. This Program is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving. It is also intended to supplement the skills of recreational trimix divers.

2. The Program employs EANx mixes from 21% to a maximum of 50% oxygen. For divers qualified as recreational Trimix Divers mixtures of a minimum of 28 % oxygen combined with a Helium content that maintains an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw) may be used.

3. This program qualifies divers to perform Trimix Dives outside of training up to 150 fsw (45 msw) and perform decompression stops required dives up to 15 minutes using EAN 50 as a decompression gas.

B. Prerequisites

1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver with proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives or sufficient experience to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.

2. Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

C. Texts

1. IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Student Manual and Workbook, or equivalent text(s) approved in writing by the Board of Directors (written approval will be issued by IAND, Inc./IANTD World Headquarters).

D. Program Content

1. All Lecture and theory material must be completed.

2. This Program must include a minimum of 120 minutes of OW bottom time completed within 4 dives, 2 of which must be to depths between 100 fsw (30 msw) and 150 fsw (45 msw). If combined with a Deep Diver Program, the total dive time for both Programs must include a minimum of 160 minutes completed within 6 or more dives. Even if the time and skill requirements are met within fewer than 6 dives, the minimum 6 dives must be made. If combined with a Deep Diver Program 3 dives must be made to depths between 100 fsw (30 msw) and 150 fsw (45 msw). All dives deeper than 80 fsw (24 msw) must be made on recreational trimix mixtures.

3. Students are taught the use of Recreational trimix mixtures from 25% to a maximum of 40% oxygen and with a helium content with an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw) for diving. EANx mixtures in the range of 41% to a maximum of 50% oxygen are used to for safety and decompression stops.

E. Equipment Requirements

1. A safety or decompression gas cylinder (if used) rigged as either a pony or stage cylinder. Gas cylinders must be oxygen clean and oxygen serviceable where needed.

F. Program Limits

1. There may be no more than 4 students per Instructor. This ratio may be increased by 2 students for each assisting IANTD Divemaster, up to a maximum of 8 students with 2 IANTD Divemasters per class session.

2. No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 150 fsw (45 msw).

3. All dives must be conducted using EANx (maximum 40% oxygen). A higher EANx (maximum 50% oxygen) may be used at the decompression or safety stops.

4. All appropriate safety or required decompression stops must be performed.

5. Mandatory decompression stops are limited to a maximum of 15 minutes.

6. No dives made me made with a PO2 greater than 1.6.

G. Water Skills Development

1. A confined water session must be completed before conducting any OW dives.

2. Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of dive techniques and employ precision buoyancy control.

a. Swim in a simulated out-of-air situation (without breathing, and exhaling slowly) without a mask for a distance of at least 45 feet (15 meters), and commence gas sharing; or appropriate Rebreather gas management drill for out-of air diver. While gas sharing, swim for 3 minutes, then replace and clear mask.

Revision Date August 15, 2003
Copyright 2003 by IAND, Inc. / IANTD All Rights Reserved "The Leader in Diving Education"

Confined Water: yes
Number of Dives: 4 dives
Bottom Time: 120 minutes
Depth Limit: 150 feet
Dives to Specific Depths: 2 dives between 100 and 150 feet

IANTD Text: IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Student Manual and Workbook

Text Costs: $35

Certification Fees: $15

Instructor Fees: $495

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

Link at www.omnidivers.com/iantdrecreationaltrimixclass.html

IANTD Recreational Trimix Class - Klamath Falls OR - August 25 - 27, 2006


An International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD) Recreational Trimix Class is going to be held in Klamath Falls Oregon on August 25, 26, and 27, 2006.

This Program is designed to provide Sport Divers with a breathing medium for extending their dives to Sport Diving Depths by using ENDs in the 40 to 80 fsw (12 to 24 msw) depth ranges. The diver may elect to dive the "mix" on tables or computers.

The IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver qualification may be taught as a single program or combined with a variety of the IANTD Advanced or Specialty Diver Programs.

The Program covers the use of Recreational (Rec) diving mixes in the range of 28 to 40% oxygen with Helium content to provide an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw).

The program qualifies divers to do no stop required dives using Recreational Trimix Gas mixtures to a depth of 100 fsw (30 msw) or deeper up to students previous qualification level.

Prerequisites: Must be a qualified Advanced Open Water diver or equivalent and EANx Diver or take the EANx Diver course in conjunction with the Recreational Trimix Diver course.

Link at www.omnidivers.com/iantdtrimixclass.html

Monday, July 17, 2006

Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) (Public Safety Diving) ERD I course - McCall Fire and Dive Rescue, McCall, Idaho - August 2006

McCall (Idaho) Fire/Dive Rescue Team is hosting an Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) ERD I course in McCall, Idaho from August 11, 12, and 13, 2006.

For more details email omnidive@omnidivers.com about course fees, times, and equipment needs, etc.

The following is a brief outline of the course:

ERD I (Emergency Response Diver I)

This entry level emergency response diving course is designed to give the public safety diver the fundamental skills needed to safely function as part of a public safety dive team. This course is OSHA and NFPA compliant, as are all other ERDI courses.

Topics such as:

problem solving,
tender skills,
search patterns, and
evidence handling are covered just to name a few.

Dive skills include:

executing search patterns,
victim recovery, and
decontamination procedures among others.

ERD I also serves as a prerequisite to ERD I Ops Components courses.

ERD I Ops Components

ERD Drysuit Ops
ERD Ice Diving Ops
ERD Full Face Mask Ops
ERD Night Ops
ERD Small Boat Ops
ERD U/W Crime Investigation

The ERD Tender course is being held at the same time.

ERD Tender

This course is designed to introduce the public safety professional to the ERD Tender skills necessary to participate in public safety diving operations in a non-diving roll. Successful completion results in the ERD Tender certification.

The ERD Tender course can be taught in conjunction with the ERD I course. While the ERD Tender course is a non-diving course, the tender student should have a working knowledge of diving physics, physiology, techniques, and equipment.

Email us a omnidive@omnidivers.com for details, costs, prerequisites, etc.

Link at www.tdisdi.com/erdi/Courses.html

Another link at www.omnidivers.com/erdi.html

Sunday, July 09, 2006

IANTD Recreational Trimix Class - Klamath Falls OR - August 2006


An International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD) Recreational Trimix Class is going to be held in Klamath Falls Oregon in August 2006.

This Program is designed to provide Sport Divers with a breathing medium for extending their dives to Sport Diving Depths by using ENDs in the 40 to 80 fsw (12 to 24 msw) depth ranges. The diver may elect to dive the "mix" on tables or computers.

The IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver qualification may be taught as a single program or combined with a variety of the IANTD Advanced or Specialty Diver Programs.

The Program covers the use of Recreational (Rec) diving mixes in the range of 28 to 40% oxygen with Helium content to provide an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw).

The program qualifies divers to do no stop required dives using Recreational Trimix Gas mixtures to a depth of 100 fsw (30 msw) or deeper up to students previous qualification level.

Prerequisites: Must be a qualified Advanced Open Water diver or equivalent and EANx Diver or take the EANx Diver course in conjunction with the Recreational Trimix Diver course.

Link at www.omnidivers.com/iantdtrimixclass.html

IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Class - Klamath Falls OR - August 2006

August 26 and 27, 2006, is the scheduled completion dates for the IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix course.

At the completion of the Recreational Trimix Diver class in Klamath Falls Oregon, students will begin the Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver course. Below is listed some of the particulars for the course.

Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver

A. Purpose

1. This Program is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving. It is also intended to supplement the skills of recreational trimix divers.

2. The Program employs EANx mixes from 21% to a maximum of 50% oxygen. For divers qualified as recreational Trimix Divers mixtures of a minimum of 28 % oxygen combined with a Helium content that maintains an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw) may be used.

3. This program qualifies divers to perform Trimix Dives outside of training up to 150 fsw (45 msw) and perform decompression stops required dives up to 15 minutes using EAN 50 as a decompression gas.

B. Prerequisites

1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver with proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives or sufficient experience to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.

2. Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

C. Texts

1. IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Student Manual and Workbook, or equivalent text(s) approved in writing by the Board of Directors (written approval will be issued by IAND, Inc./IANTD World Headquarters).

D. Program Content

1. All Lecture and theory material must be completed.

2. This Program must include a minimum of 120 minutes of OW bottom time completed within 4 dives, 2 of which must be to depths between 100 fsw (30 msw) and 150 fsw (45 msw). If combined with a Deep Diver Program, the total dive time for both Programs must include a minimum of 160 minutes completed within 6 or more dives. Even if the time and skill requirements are met within fewer than 6 dives, the minimum 6 dives must be made. If combined with a Deep Diver Program 3 dives must be made to depths between 100 fsw (30 msw) and 150 fsw (45 msw). All dives deeper than 80 fsw (24 msw) must be made on recreational trimix mixtures.

3. Students are taught the use of Recreational trimix mixtures from 25% to a maximum of 40% oxygen and with a helium content with an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw) for diving. EANx mixtures in the range of 41% to a maximum of 50% oxygen are used to for safety and decompression stops.

E. Equipment Requirements

1. A safety or decompression gas cylinder (if used) rigged as either a pony or stage cylinder. Gas cylinders must be oxygen clean and oxygen serviceable where needed.

F. Program Limits

1. There may be no more than 4 students per Instructor. This ratio may be increased by 2 students for each assisting IANTD Divemaster, up to a maximum of 8 students with 2 IANTD Divemasters per class session.

2. No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 150 fsw (45 msw).

3. All dives must be conducted using EANx (maximum 40% oxygen). A higher EANx (maximum 50% oxygen) may be used at the decompression or safety stops.

4. All appropriate safety or required decompression stops must be performed.

5. Mandatory decompression stops are limited to a maximum of 15 minutes.

6. No dives made me made with a PO2 greater than 1.6.

G. Water Skills Development

1. A confined water session must be completed before conducting any OW dives.

2. Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of dive techniques and employ precision buoyancy control.

a. Swim in a simulated out-of-air situation (without breathing, and exhaling slowly) without a mask for a distance of at least 45 feet (15 meters), and commence gas sharing; or appropriate Rebreather gas management drill for out-of air diver. While gas sharing, swim for 3 minutes, then replace and clear mask.

Revision Date August 15, 2003
Copyright 2003 by IAND, Inc. / IANTD All Rights Reserved "The Leader in Diving Education"

Confined Water: yes
Number of Dives: 4 dives
Bottom Time: 120 minutes
Depth Limit: 150 feet
Dives to Specific Depths: 2 dives between 100 and 150 feet

IANTD Text: IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Student Manual and Workbook

Text Costs: $35

Certification Fees: $15

Instructor Fees: $495

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

Link at www.omnidivers.com/iantdrecreationaltrimixclass.html

Public Safety Diving - Training Weekend - September 2006

Klamath County Sheriff Dive Rescue Team
Hosting a PSD Training Opportunity
Come Join Us

Klamath County Sheriff Dive Rescue Team is hosting a Public Safety Diving (PSD) Weekend, September 8, 9 and 10, 2006, at Whiskeytown Reservoir, near Redding California.

Public Safety Diving Instructors from Washington and Oregon plan on attending to assist the Klamath County Sheriff Dive Rescue Instructors.

Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) and Public Safety Diving Association (PSDA) public safety diving instructors will be on hand to conduct classes, specialties, discussions, in-water work, and control of the overall training aspects.

Link at www.omnidivers.com/klamathcountysheriffsdiverescueteam.html

PSI/PCI Visual Cylinder Inspection Course - July 29, 2006


July 9, 2006

Worldwide Training in High Pressure Cylinder Safety

Greetings,

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming PSI Visual Cylinder Inspector training.

The next course in your area will be held Saturday, July 29, 2006 at Washougal, WA and starts promptly at 8:30 am. Directions to the training site at
www.omnidivers.com/visualcylinderinspectionclasses.html
.

This certification course teaches the basics of conducting the annual visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. The 7 - 8 hour course is suited for those new to visual inspection well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors. In addition, this course meets the OSHA and DOT requirements for employee HAZMAT training and attendants completing the course are qualified to conduct "in-house" HAZMAT training for cylinder handlers. Previously certified inspectors may attend this full course or the Refresher Course for re-qualification. The course is open to anyone 16 years or older and no previous cylinder inspection experience is required. Participates receive certification as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.

The course tuition is $250.00 and includes the text book "Inspecting Cylinders" by Bill High, a course curriculum workbook; supplemental materials and certification are also included in the course tuition.

If you have any other questions before the class is scheduled feel free to contact me directly.

Thanks again for you interest in our training program.

Regards,

Phil Graf
PSI Instructor # 130
omnidive@omnidivers.com

For more information about Visual Cylinder Training, both SCBA and SCUBA, contact omnidive@omnidivers.com.

Link at
www.omnidivers.com/visualcylinderinspection.html
.

Link at
www.omnidivers.com/visualcylinderinspectionclasses.html