Dive Accident Responder Course

Rob and Martin attended the DDRC‘s ‘Dive Accident Responder’ course on Saturday 17th March 2018. (Garry attended it in 2017.) The day included: A practical refresher of basic life support (BLS), including oxygen administration and automated external defibrillation (AED) A presentation on decompression illness, and the ‘five minute neuro exam’, including practice carrying it out Talks from the RNLI and HM Coastguard on their search and rescue techniques and helicopter operations, including an accident management scenario discussion A dry dive to 40 metres A backstage tour of the recompression chamber facilities. There was plenty of opportunity to ask questions...

Marsa Shagra, Egypt

At the end of November 2017 Ellie, Pete, Steve and myself (Rob) set off for a week at the Red Sea Diving Safari resort of Marsa Shagra. For those of you not in the know of this place Marsa Shagra diving village consists of accommodation ranging from tents to deluxe chalets, a main dining hall where you get all your meals buffet style, a bar and most important of all ‘the shade’ where you store your equipment, kit up and get cylinders from. The set up is basically turn up to dive when you want between opening hours which...