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The Right to Refuse Service
October 4th, 2019
Denying service to a paying customer can be difficult, especially if the customer is outraged or the business owner is more concerned about revenue than safety....  Read More
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Equipment Maintenance
October 3rd, 2019
Equipment failures can happen anywhere, especially if we neglect to understand the potential for failure. Routinely servicing your equipment will help keep your business thriving by ensuring the safet...  Read More
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Fire Safety In the Dive Industry: Part 1
October 3rd, 2019
While prevention is key, being aware, prepared, trained and equipped will ensure the best possible outcome in a fire. Do not try to be brave; if you are unsure, untrained or responsible for others, ev...  Read More
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Fire Safety in the Dive Industry: Part 2
October 3rd, 2019
Preventing fires is paramount, but we need to be prepared to deal with fire emergencies when they occur....  Read More
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Emergency Planning: Practicing the Plan
October 3rd, 2019
Your team needs to understand the situation and be able to prioritize actions when faced with emergencies. While risk will always be present, improved knowledge, understanding and preparedness remain ...  Read More
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Emergency Planning: What Makes a Good Plan?
October 3rd, 2019
Focus on the major risks — those that will have the biggest impact on the operation and that may cause injuries, fatalities or major loss to property. ...  Read More
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Recompression Chamber Safety
October 3rd, 2019
Instead of simply listing requirements relevant to the safe recompression of injured recreational divers, DAN identified real, likely hazards, quantified their significance and presented mitigation gu...  Read More
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Air Hoses: A Closer Look
October 3rd, 2019
In our ongoing effort to learn more about these hose failures, we consulted the manufacturers. A major supplier expressed great concern about the reports and asked that we share as much information wi...  Read More
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Protect your Environment
September 30th, 2019
Dive businesses, professionals, divers and the broader dive community should be aware of the harm their activities could cause. Pollution, damage, invasion by non-endemic life-forms, removal of protec...  Read More
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Piston or diaphragm: Does it matter?
September 26th, 2019
The most important factor in a properly working regulator is not what you use but how you use it. Personal preference can guide your purchasing decision; modern regulators from a quality manufacturer ...  Read More
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DAN was there for me.
September 6th, 2019
Be sure to go over emergency procedures in every dive briefing. ...  Read More
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The Paper Nautilus
September 5th, 2019
Paper nautiluses, also known as argonauts, come to the surface at night to mate and to trap air in their shells to use for buoyancy....  Read More
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