Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ice Diving McCall Idaho, March 13 - 15, 2009, Payette Lake

Omni Divers - Ice Diving, March 2009

Cascade Lake, Cascade, ID
Payette Lake, McCall, ID

March 13 - 15, 2009

Advanced Open Water Certification or evidence of deep, navigation, and night dives

Class - $295
Text - $35
Certification fees - $25

More Specific Detailed Information on Ice Diving 2009

Ice Diving: We have now established a date and will start in earnest for the preparations for the ice dives. We will soon make room reservations McCall, Idaho.

We will do a presentation in McCall on Friday evening at 6 pm at the new McCall Fire Station, McCall Idaho.

We still will need to get organized earlier than Friday night in order to see what everybody is going to bring as their share of shovels, tents, tarps, ropes, ice harnesses, cross cut saw, gas for the snow blower, the snow blower, blower oil, carabiners, dry clothing bags, several extra pairs of gloves, waterproof boots, dry socks, etc.

We will need to think of special safety measures overnight so no one falls in the hole, i.e. flagging, poles, etc.

About the only gear we don't have for ice diving is the tent, we can try to get the same tent we used last year from one of the ice divers or we can fabricate one from blue tarps and pvc pipe.

We have been getting interest statements and now we are getting deposits to verify how much really serious interest we have in ice diving in April 2008 in Idaho.

Please email if you are interested or want additional information.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

ERD I (Emergency Response Diver I)

Clark County (Washington) Dive Rescue Team is hosting an Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) ERD I course in Spring Creek, Oregon starting on February 8, 2009.

For more details email about course fees, dates, 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 for details, costs, prerequisites, etc.

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