As safety is of paramount importance to us, we provide safe top quality equipment to our customers for their dive experience. Therefore, our equipment will never be tattered faded or unserviceable. Moreover, we offer top quality brands such as Apex, Shearwater, X Deep, Scuba pro and Cressi whether you are new to diving or a seasoned professional.
The standard open water equipment package contains Apex and Scuba pro gear for our discerning customers.
At DIVERS FIRST, we practise what we preach and invest in up-to-date oxygen delivery systems and related First response items. Naturally, we aim not to need these products with our first rate safety guidelines but we are always prepared.
So, here at DIVERS FIRST, we have provision of DAN Oxygen Unit with MTV. Thanks to the Manually Triggered Ventilator (instead of the standard Demand Valve), this DAN Oxygen Unit makes it also possible to resuscitate a non-breathing diver with 100% oxygen.
Our First Aid provisions are regularly inspected to ensure every item is within date and fit for purpose in the unlikely event it is needed.
At DIVERS FIRST, SAFETY comes FIRST.
Eight Simple COVID-19 Risk Reduction Steps for Divers
COVID-19 primarily spreads by inhaling small droplets exhaled by an infected person (respiratory transmission), and by touching the eyes, nose and/or mouth after touching something an infected person touched or sneezed / coughed on (contact transmission). By staying aware of both, risk-reduction is usually straightforward.
Keeping things simple usually works well.
Don't go diving if you have or may have (symptoms), or have been exposed to any infectious disease. Isolate until healthy and clear according to medical advice.
Support the space program.
On the surface and out of the water, apply social distancing and give each other the local minimum required separation.
Keep your dirty mitts off!
Sanitize / wash your hands before and after touching any dive gear (including your own), even if touching was in/underwater. Don’t touch someone else’s gear unless absolutely necessary. It’s not clear that immersion reduces COVID-19 contact risk, so assume that it doesn’t. Note: Recommended hand sanitizers are 60°/o+ alcohol and highly flammable. Do not use hand sanitizer near oxygen nor a fire source. Be sure hands are fully dried before using either.
Don't clam up: Medical mask etiquette.
My mask helps protect you. Your mask helps protect me. Let’s follow local protocols and not be shellfish.
COVID-19 hates scuba.
Your mask reduces eyes and nose contact-risk, and keeping it on is the best habit whenever you’re in the water anyway. Breathing from a regulator reduces your respiration transmission risk.
Be a lean, clean, sanitary machine.
Use defog. Disinfect masks, snorkels, regulators and BCDs before another person uses them, and before storing them. Don’t sling the … stuff … out of your mask after a dive. Rinse it some where appropriately. Avoid spitting /blowing nose etc. into the water where others will be / are. Use tissues and discard them appropriately. Wash / sanitize your hands after touching high contact surfaces like railings, door pulls, etc.
Sharing air is bad.
At the surface. Diving, dive gear and wind affect the direction and distance our exhalations travel. Stay aware and avoid being on, and having someone on, the ”receiving end” when clearing snorkels, breathing hard after freediving, etc. Regulator-breathing helps protect you, but your exhalations might affect someone who’s too close and not using a regulator.
But sharing air might be really important underwater.
So, don’t test breathe your alternate second stage. Test purge it during checks, but leave it disinfected in case someone needs it. Or, test breathe it, then redisinfect it.
10 tips for
Make scuba diving a safety activity by getting certified to dive and observe the following safe diving safe practices:
Plan your dive & dive the plan
Always perform a safety stop on every dive
Performing a safety stop at 5-6 meters (16-20 feet) is safe practice.
Never hold your breath
Holding your breath is possibly one of the most dangerous things to do when scuba diving.
Ascend slowly & safely
Following the smallest bubbles to the surface will keep you safe on your ascent.