Month: March 2018

2018 JS Diving Safety Conference – Report

This year’s JS Diving Safety Conference was attended by approximately 90 people and was hosted by the Royal Air Force Sub Aqua Association at RAF Brize Norton. After the initial welcome and admin brief, the conference opened with an update

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Old Aluminium Cylinders – Warning

Following a number of recent incidents, the HSE have recently issued a warning concerning the risk of catastrophic failure of old aluminium scuba cylinders.  This concerns cylinders manufactured between 1963 and 1995. The action required is : Check to see

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DSM 02-18 – SCUBA Emergency Breathing Systems

Following discussions with HSE, JSSADPAC and at the JS Diving Safety Conference the Defence Safety Agency (DSA) has issued DSM 02-18.  This supersedes DSM 01-18 which is now obsolete. The DSM can be accessed on the DST website or at

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