2019 Joint Service Diving Conference

The next Joint Service Diving Safety Conference will be held on 20 Mar 2019 at HMS RALEIGH and will offer the opportunity for sub aqua divers from all 3 services to meet, share experiences and knowledge.  There will be a wide range of speakers including a BSAC representative, the Superintendent of Diving, Diving Standards Officer (AT), and of course JSSADC.

There will also be the opportunity to have a Q&A session with members of the Joint Service Sub Aqua Diving Policy Advisory Committee (JSSADPAC) and a social event in the evening.

Once again we’ve laid on courses both before and after the conference:

  • Advanced Diver Theory lessons: 18-19 Mar 19
  • Diver Coxswain Assessment: 18-19 Mar 19
  • ESADS Refresher Course: 21-22 Mar 19
  • Marine Radio Operator: 21-22 Mar 19

Full details are at the link below:

To book your place please complete the form below and return to us:




Training Packs for Army Expeditions

Army Sub-Aqua Diving Adventurous Training Expeditions will now be provided with British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) foundation level diver training materials. This is intended to help reduce the costs incurred by expeditions.

Further details including the process can be found in 2018DIN07-102 Notification that BSAC Sub-Aqua Diving Training Packs can now be obtained for Army Sub-Aqua Diving Personnel on Army expeditions.  These can be applied for using Annex A to the DIN.




Use of Commercial MoD Approved Centres (Com MACs)

A letter has just been published that clarifies Joint Service Adventurous Training (JSAT) policy for the use of Commercial MoD Approved Centres (Com MACs).  This also provides the most up to date list of which  centres have been approved and the courses that they are able to deliver.

The letter can be accessed at this link.

 

 




2019 Cyprus and Gibraltar Exped Slots

ATG(A) have just released 2018DIN07-090 which contains information on the 2019 sub aqua expeditions slots in Cyprus and Gibraltar.  This can be downloaded at this link or via the intranet.

Bids are to be submitted by 21 Sep 18.




New JSSADC Email Addresses

After our conversion to MoD Net, all JSSADC email addresses have changed.  You can now contact us using the following:




Over the Counter Medication & Fitness to Dive

Diving Safety Memorandum 09/18 has just been released and provides information on the impact Over The Counter (OTC) medication can have on fitness to dive.  In particular there are issues with Sidenafil (Viagra) and other drugs, which cause a similar effect as PDE-5-inhibitors.  These have been shown to promote the onset and severity of neurological decompression illness (DCI).

Download Diving Safety Memorandum 09/18 for full details

 




Ex Dive Eagle 2018 – Instructors and Safety Divers Required

Ex Dive Eagle is the delivery of a 1 week Ocean Diver and 1 week Sports Diver course based out of RAF St Mawgan Cornwall for 6 students on each week.

We require one instructor ESADS/BSADS and three rescue divers (minimum SD) for the Ocean Diver course on 9-14th September 2018 and one instructor ESADS/BSADS for the Sports Diver course on 16-21st September 2018.

Volunteers would preferably be RAF personnel, however all volunteers are welcome. This is a chance to test the feasibility of UK diver training delivery from St Mawgan with a view for further delivery in 2019. This will hopefully grow our numbers within the association and branches for the future.

All enquires should be made to Sgt Kev Ford at – [email protected]

 




RNRMSAA AGM at Porthkerris 7 Sep 18

The 2018 Royal Navy Royal Marines Sub Aqua Association (RNRMSAA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at Porthkerris on 7 Sep 18 at 1030hrs.  There will also be the opportunity for a weekend of diving at Porthkerris for those who wish to attend.

Further details including the admin instruction and agenda are available from the chairman Lt Cdr Ken Black on [email protected]




Entrance to Devonport

The main  entrance to Devonport Naval Base (aka Camels Head Gate) will be closed from 13 Jul 18 for approximately 9 months.  This will allow improvements to security and safety to be completed but will have a significant impact on those attempting to gain entry to the base, including JSSADC.

All visitors to JSSADC should familiarise themselves with Naval Base Commander’s Memorandum (NBCM) No 61/18 to ensure minimal disruption.  A copy of this can be acquired by contacting JSSADC Cse Clerk.  Appropriate extracts will also be included in Joining Instructions for students and guest divers.

 

 




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 hazard to consumers. Any regulator with the new HP Poppet must be fitted with the new style.

For further information & instructions on how to have affected regulators rectified visit https://recall.oceanicworldwide.com/