From 1 September 2017, there will be a significant change to the regulations governing Adventurous Training diving. The existing suite of documents will be replaced by the following:
- Defence Code of Practices 22 – Guidance on MOD Joint Service Sub-Aqua Diving Projects dated 1 September 2017
The master versions of these documents are located on the Defence intranet but can also be downloaded from the links above. The following points should be noted:
- BRd 2806(5) is a large zip file (approx 9 MB) that will require extracting onto a local machine
- Many of the pdf annexes in BRd 2806(5) require Adobe Reader to be viewed properly so may not work in browsers such as Safari (apple devices) or Chrome (android devices)
- Despite a request for annexes to be in word the RN policy is that they should be in pdf format.
All diving supervisors (SADS) should have a copy of these documents in their possession, be familiar with the contents and comply with the regulations within.