Category: Diving Regulations

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

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New JSSADC Email Addresses

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

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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

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New Email Addresses for DST

Following the upgrade to MoD Net, the Diving Standards Team have changed their email addresses.  They can now be contacted as below: Nick Harrington, DSO(AT) – [email protected] Marc Sturch, DSI(AT) – [email protected] Although their currently email addresses still work, it

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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Annual SADS Registration & Branch Reports Due

November is nearly on us which means that it is time for supervisors to complete their SADS registration forms and branches to submit their annual reports.  Details of both can be found in BRd 2806(5).

Revised Electronic SADS Slate

A number of people have highlighted that the electronic version of the new (2017) SADS slate contained in BRd 2806(5) has a number of issues.  These included only 7 spaces for divers on the reverse, incorrect spellings and insufficient space

Amended Branch Annual Report Form

A number of branches have highlighted issues with the Annual Branch Report form that was published in the most recent BRd 2806(5).  This has now been amended and version 1.1 produced which can be downloaded from the link below: Annual

Revised Incident Report Form

Following the change of email addresses for JSSADC, the JS BSAC Incident Report Form has now been updated.  The latest versions can be downloaded at the links below JS BSAC Incident Report Form (2017) JS BSAC Incident Report Form (2017)

Testing of Breathing Gas

Many people will have seen the recent unfortunate incident where a number of school children have been hospitalised after a diving lesson and the subsequent urgent message from the HSE regarding breathing gas from Aqualogistics in Stockport. The Diving Standards

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