Diver Safety Day update...May 19, 2007

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Posted by Walt on March 30, 2007 at 09:04:45:

The website has been updated with a tentative schedule - save the date and attend! The Fall DSD was fantastic!

Divers' Safety Day will be held on May 19, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Zuma Beach in Malibu.

The morning session will include registration, and a surf entry and exit demonstration and practical class.

After a lunch break, the afternoon session will include a panel discussion on diver emergency prevention and public safety personnel response, and demonstrations by the Los Angeles County Lifeguards and the U.S. Coast Guard.

0830 to 0900---Registration.
0900 to 1200---Surf entry and exit class: UIA insructors, LASD, VCSD, and LACFD Lifeguards will staff stations and provide advice:
1. Gear up--PFD, weight belt release, snorkle placement, buddy gear checks;
2. Surf entry--wave sets, surf zone hazards, safe entry;
3. Beyond the surf line--weight belt release and recovery;
4. Surf exit---timing of wave sets and crawl v. walk out.
1145 to 1245--USCG HH-65 landing and visit.
1200 to 1:30---Lunch (Zuma Beach beach food stand or bring your own picnic lunch).
1:30 to 3:00--Panel discussion: panel members--Mickey Gallagher, Jim McMicken, Rob Johnson, Dr. Tom Millington. Moderator: Stephen Mendel.
3:00 to 4:00--Demos--- surf rescue---removal of an injured diver from the surf zone; ocean SAR demo

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