Category: Equipment

Undemanded BC Inflation

Users of AP Diving jackets with an AP200 inflator need to be aware that loosening of the plastic securing nut where the inflator hose connects can result in rapid, undemanded inflation of the BC. To avoid this issue, nuts are

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DSM 14-18 Suunto Zoop Novo

Several Suunto Zoop Novo dive computers used for AT diving have been discovered to offer reduced no-stop dive times compared to similar devices.  DSM 14-18 has been released to allow similar computers to be identifed and directs that they are

Oceanic Regulators – Worldwide Recall

There exists a possibility for the Oceanic diaphragm style regulators sold or serviced between October 1, 2017 and May 25, 2018 with a new HP Poppet to significantly restrict airflow at low tank pressures (below 500 psi), posing a drowning

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Defective Throw Line

During a recent rescue drill, a defective throw line was discovered with a very low breaking strain.  Riber Products Limited (RIBER) who supplied it have identified a batch of 208 throw bags which could be at risk. To ensure that throw

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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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Aqualung Safety Recall

Aqua Lung is conducting a voluntary product check of select regulators with the Automatic Closer Device (ACD) yoke systems. The concerned regulator models are: The Titan LX ACD Yoke Regulators The Core ACD Yoke Regulators The Legend ACD or the

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DSM 07/17: Northern Diver Submersible Pressure Gauge (SPG)

Following recent incident reports received from an expedition, Diving Safety Memorandum 07/17 has been issued regarding Northern Diver Submersible Pressure Gauges. All JSAT divers should download and read the DSM from the link below or on the MoD Diving Safety website

Kit Check!

Two recent incident reports from an AT diving centre have highlighted issues with submersible pressure gauges (SPG).  Fortunately both failures occurred on the surface rather than in water and the only injuries were minor. Although not the case in this

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Issues With Loan Pool Equipment

During the Q&A session at the end of the JS Diving Safety Conference, it became apparent that some units and expeditions had encountered problems with diving equipment issued from the AT Loan Pool at Bicester.  A number of these have

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