Diver Safety

Safety Standards & Procedures

Based on current worldwide accident statistics it is accurate to state that recreational scuba diving is a safe sport. Improvements in equipment, emphasis on proper and thorough training and responsible dive operators have all contributed in minimizing the inherent risks in diving. However the very nature of scuba diving contains the potential risk of injury and as in most other recreational activities that potential risk is occasionally realized and must be prepared for.

At Downbelow we have established extensive safety standards and procedures, which are enforced, regularly monitored, updated and tested. Our training courses adhere to PADI Standards and Procedures and UK HSE guidelines. We believe that through risk assessment, preparation & training we are able to reduce the risk and plan for emergency assistance.

All Downbelow staff are trained in first aid and CPR with the Emergency First Response qualification, all dive centre teaching staff are updated Emergency First Response Instructors.

At Downbelow we provide specialist equipment of a high quality. We maintain air quality test records & equipment service & inspection records. All equipment is either new or maintained to manufacturer guidelines.

Dive centre and dive vessel First Aid & Oxygen Kits meet British HSE & Emergency First Response (EFR) requirements. our communication network includes marine radio’s, mobile telephones and satellite phones. Under the internship program with Downbelow you will learn and realise the importance of safety, preparation and risk assessment.

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