Diving Stories, Lessons and Information

This is a list of all the dive related media I keep an eye on for interesting lessons. I’m not going to categorise heavily as many of them have everything from trip reports to accident reviews and even gear unboxing. Alphabetical order, not preference order. I may eventually add commentary, but for the moment it’s just a list. Podcasts: The Dive Locker The League of Extraordinary Divers Agency Websites:

Getting started as a Dive Instructor in Australia

I recently moved back to Australia and there have been a few surprises in getting into dive instructing. Here’s what I’ve learned. Note that I got my SCUBA instructors certificate in the Caribbean, so these differences are specific to that experience. Summary You need an AS2299 medical. You need a training certificate complying with HLTAID011, which EFR does not unless given by someone with a certificate 4. DAN does not provide professional insurance in Australia DAN World is the local Divers Alert Network and you need to switch to them for medical insurance (or use some other medical insurance) Be familiar with the Worksafe codes of practice for diving in your state Cylinders need a hydrostatic test annually Insurance When I was diving in the Caribbean, and USA I used Divers Alert Network for both my medical and professional insurance.