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 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
Diver IDentification System


All items for auction are provided by DAN partners:

dive stores
industry manufacturers
tour operators
and others


Bidders bid online at
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


Snorkels, Fins, Masks
Wet Suit, Dry Suits
Booties, Hoods, Gloves
Other Accessories

*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.



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.)


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 if you are interested or want additional information on costs and specific times associated with the dates.

Link at

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

August 31, 2006

Worldwide Training in High Pressure Cylinder Safety


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

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.


Phil Graf
PSI Instructor # 130

For more information about Visual Cylinder Training, both SCBA and SCUBA, contact

Link at

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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

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