Oceanaddicts are delighted to announce that we are now a DAN Partner and in association with James Stockdale DAN Instructor, we are hosting a DAN ONE course, on board Embarr, on Thursday 28th July. The ONE course is a combination of OFA (Oxygen) & NEU (Neuro).
The cost of the course is €260 and includes all materials, certification and lunch. If interested you can contact Anne at email@example.com phone 087-7903211 or James at firstname.lastname@example.org phone 085-7103330
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries represents entry-level training to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise possible dive-related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.
The course is designed to train and educate the general diving public in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury. In addition, this course will introduce novice divers to the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury signs and symptoms, response and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.
The DAN Oxygen Provider course is not designed to train lay persons to provide oxygen to the general public. While the medical standards and equipment are the same regarding the emergency use of oxygen for both divers and non-divers, the DAN Oxygen Provider course does not prepare individuals to respond to the ill or injured member of the general public by using emergency oxygen.
This course, On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers, is an advanced-level program that provides additional training for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course within the past two years (24 months).
The DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Provider (“DAN On-Site Neuro Provider”) program is designed to:
Refresh the knowledge of the warning signs of a dive emergency
Identify when it is appropriate to conduct an on-site neurological assessment
Conduct an on-site neurological assessment
For more information about the ONE course visit the DAN web site, links for the OFA is http://daneurope.org/web/guest/training/ofa and the NEU is http://daneurope.org/web/guest/training/neuro.
Our day started at 7.00am with a breakfast before hauling anchor and heading for Sheep’s Head to dive the Bullig. There was a bit of a swell at the dive site so we headed in the bay and anchored at Dooneen Pier and headed to the Bullig by Rib. None of the divers had dived the Bullig before and were all well impressed. The Bullig is a Pinnacle rising from the seabed of 60M to 12M. It could be referred to as a high energy site with the rock covered with life, shoals of fish patrol it and cray fish are often seen. Our divers were so impressed that they wanted to dive it again after lunch.
I'm going for a swim
Tonight we are back in the safe anchorage of Lawrence Cove where we had a Bar-B-Q on board and some of the divers have now gone for a night dive on the Bardeen Reefer, a small wreck in the channel between Bere Island and the mainland. The conditions are super for it with clear skys and flat seas. We had a beautiful sunset so lets hope it’s a promise of nice weather for tomorrow.
Happy Divers return from the Second Dive
We arrived in Lawrence Cove Bere Island in the early afternoon after we had a lovely relaxed trip from Baltimore. It was a beautiful day with perfect sea conditions as we passed the distinctive shape of the Fastnet Rock. Rounding the Mizen the coastal scenery was breathtaking bathed in warm summer sunshine. We passed by some old diving haunts, Three Castle Head, The South Bullig, Dunmanus Bay, The Bullig, Sheep’s Head before heading in the bay to Bere Island. Previous dives were relived and new ones anticipated, but today we were picking up the remainder of our guests for the weekend, so diving will have to wait until tomorrow.
Our Liveaboard, Embarr, with our 6m rib, Up To Something left Kinsale this morning heading West for some multi location diving. Conditions were ideal with lovely summer sunshine and a kind sea. We plan to overnight in Baltimore and continue west tomorrow picking up our first diver tomorrow night. Our dive plan at the moment is flexible with all sites between Castletownbare and Cahersiveen up for grabs.
The first land mark we passed was the Old Head of Kinsale where today her lighthouse watched over a calm blue sea. On board at the moment are Skipper Graham, Chris, John and GDB (General Dog’s Body) your’s truly Anne. There was plenty of time for chat, and morning coffee passing the seven heads, with lots of discussions on different dive sites along the way.
By lunch time we were passing the Galley Head, and making good progress. We were shadowed on our Journey by a beautiful Dutch boat that had been moored in Kinsale for the last few days.
Passing the Stags we spoke of drift dives through them and diving the Kowloon Bridge, past the Kedges and we headed in bast the distinctive Baltimore Beacon to tie up at the pier in Baltimore.
Now to try and catch a few mackerel for our dinner…….