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Cylinder Hazmat Fill Station Operations Course

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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

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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 |

Mango Inn Offers Tec Diving Thru Utila Dive Centre

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Utila Dive Centre is a well-established PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre and most referred and recommended in Central America and the Caribbean.

In 2001 we expanded our range of services and became a PADI TecRec facility, teaching diver and instructor levels for Tec Deep and Tec Trimix courses. Now we are launching 2 new packages specially tailored for certified Tec and Tec Trimix divers looking for a place to explore.

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July 11, 2016 |

Decades of Fitness and Diving

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By Gretchen M. Ashton

A diver certified at 20 years of age has the potential for more than 50 years of scuba diving.  During this diving lifespan many biological changes will occur. Beginning in early adulthood all body systems begin to lose capacity; muscle strength decreases, cardiovascular capacity diminishes, and body composition changes. Clearly illness should not be confused with aging, however, changes in the body due to aging are of the greatest concern when combined with illness, injury or a sedentary lifestyle. There are many theories of aging, but only physical activity is wholly agreed to reverse the effects of aging. As with diving, there are also risks associated with exercising.

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April 21, 2016 |

Fitness for Diving in the Hawaiian Islands

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by Gretchen M. Ashton, CFT, SFT, SFN, NBFE

Most divers don’t think “blue water diving” when visiting this tropical vacation destination, but the Hawaiian Islands are located near the middle of the Pacific Ocean more than 2,400 miles from the United States and more than 4,000 miles from Asia. Channels around the nine most commonly known Hawaiian Islands range in depth from 200 to more than 10,000 feet deep. The sheer size of the land masses can give divers a false sense of security. Conditions around the islands change quickly. Shore diving is prevalent with rugged volcanic terrain or steep deep sand and pounding surf.  Read more

March 30, 2016 |

Quinio El Guardian Citizen’s Science Dive Expedition

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By: Beverly Peterson

Almost a month has passed since Quinio El Guardian Citizen’s Science Dive Expedition set sail to the Revillagigedo Archipelago, (Socorro Islands), from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.  Each day I think of some part of that trip.  I live in La Paz, BCS, Mexico.

I remember everyone was finally aboard on November 7th and we set sail.  The seas were calm, the crossing was gentle.
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March 27, 2016 |
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