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2016 JS Diving Safety Conference

The next Joint Service Diving Safety Conference will be held on 16 Mar 2016.

Once again it will be held at HMS RALEIGH near Plymouth, and will offer the opportunity for sub aqua divers from all 3 services to meet, share experiences and knowledge. We’ll have a wide range of speakers including the new BSAC National Diving Officer (NDO), Superintendent of Diving, Diving Standards Officer (AT), and of course JSSDAC.  A key note speaker hasn’t been booked yet but we’re happy to  take suggestions!

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.



To make the trip to Plymouth worthwhile, and hopefully attract some more junior divers, we’ve also laid on courses both before and after the conference.  There is an Instructor Foundation Course (minimum grade Sports diver) the two days before and Diver Coxswain and SADS Refresher the days after.  We’re also going to lay on the opportunity to complete Collective First Aid Training (CFAT) which we hope will allow everyone to get this done ready for the season ahead.

Full details are at the link below:

2015DIN07-156 – 2016 JS Diving Safety Conference

To book your place please complete the form below and send back:

Annex_A to 2015DIN07-156


2016 JSSADC Programme

The 2016 JSSADC programme has now been produced and all courses can be found on the website.  The key change is that we’ve simplified the process to get to ESADS.  From the end of this year, there will no longer be separate Expedition SADS Development and Branch SADS courses.  They’ve been merged together to create a single course which will be tailored to those attending.

In order to build on the increasing numbers going through the SADS process, we’re also now offering more opportunities to get on the Branch SADS course and take the ESADS assessment.  It is very much hoped that this will further increase the numbers of active BSADS and ESADS out there.

Some other particular highlights of the 2016 programme are:

The programme is also available to download from this link (version 4 – dated Jan 16)