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Cylinder Hazmat Fill Station Operations Course

Just one accident and word gets out in the small community that is diving.  Do you want to risk your reputation and service on an accident?

OSHA and USDOT require all employees who “are affected” by high pressure cylinders to receive “function specific” training to the HAZMAT within 90 days of employment and retraining every 3 years afterward.  Not all employers are aware of this, and outside the US, many just disregard it even when handling USDOT cylinders.
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November 10, 2016 |

What is Cylinder Inspection and Why it is IMPORTANT

Ninety percent of cylinder accidents occur at the fill station during fills. Unfortunately the reality is these accidents happen to frequently and cause not only damage but injury and even death.

And without formal, recognized training, you are also exposed to potential issues with liability and safety. Do your employees know what they should look for in order to fill those cylinders? Read more

October 21, 2016 |

MEET Stephanie Brewer

Dive with me and Scuba Thor on your next underwater adventure!

I am originally from the beautiful island of Maui. Ironically, it took a move to the Arizona desert for me to take up the exciting sport of recreational scuba diving! In 1989, I took scuba lessons in Phoenix and completed my certification dives in San Clemente off the California coast (brrrr!). I eventually went on to manage a dive training and travel center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read more

October 20, 2016 |


Source: EarthTouch News By SARAH KEARTES Oct 17 2016

Last week, we posted in detail about the rule violations that led to a shark-diving accident off Mexico’s Guadalupe Island. Shortly afterwards, a second accident (featured in a YouTube video) went viral online. Some media reports have confused the two encounters, as well as the facts in our report. So, let’s set the record straight. Read more

October 19, 2016 |
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