Tech and Training

Technical Diving & Training

DAN Introduces Continuing Education for Dive Professionals

This free program focuses on risk mitigation and is now available to all dive professionals via DAN E-Learning. DAN expects this program will not only enhance divers’ safety but will also help reduce dive operators’ liability risk.

To encourage participation, DAN is offering discounted premiums on individual professional liability and group professional liability insurance to all DAN members who complete the e-learning, which can be done in about an hour. 

Screenshot of NovoScuba's website

New UK-Based Dive Training Agency Launched

NovoScuba, a UK-based dive training agency, has announced the introduction of a subscription-based training platform, aiming to offer an alternative approach to the traditional dive education system. The founders, leveraging over a century of combined experience in the diving industry, have designed a platform that they believe will modernize diving education by addressing some of the shortcomings of existing training methods.

SDI introduces new scuba instructor certification

This certification aims to recognise dedicated SDI Instructors and provide new professionals with a clear milestone to strive for.

One key objective is to acknowledge the accomplishments of SDI Instructors while encouraging the growth of the next generation of diving professionals. This rating celebrates their achievements and is designed for active SDI instructors committed to producing skilled divers.

Nuttlar Slate Mine

Diver explores the Nuttlar slate mine in Bestwig, Germany
Diver explores the Nuttlar slate mine in Bestwig, Germany.

Nestled in the mountainous area of Bestwig in western Germany is the Nuttlar slate mine, which offers divers an intriguing opportunity to step into the past. Kurt Storms gives us a glimpse of the underwater passages in the mine.

Celebrating 70 years of BSAC

For the last seven decades, BSAC has played a key role in promoting underwater exploration, safety and education. As we celebrate the club's remarkable journey, let us dive into the past and explore the significant contributions BSAC has made to the diving community.

Video

To celebrate 70 years, BSAC has created this special video as a thank you to our members, instructors, volunteers and friends across the world:

Introducing Diver's Wallet: Your Ultimate Dive Companion!

With Diver's Wallet, divers can now access everything they need, conveniently consolidated in one place, ensuring they stay organized and fully prepared for their next underwater adventure.

What Diver's Wallet offers:
1. Diving Certificates: Easily update and manage your diving certificates on your personal page, ensuring your credentials are up-to-date and readily accessible.

2. Diving Insurance: Keep track of your diving insurance status and never miss a renewal with Diver's Wallet's intuitive interface.