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Welcome to the Suva Scuba Diving Club

If you live and dive in Fiji, are a visitor, a regular diver, interested in having a go or you work in the dive industry, then this is the place for you!

The Suva Dive Club and Suva Scuba organise local dive trips, day excursions along the Coral Coast, weekends away with local discounts, PADI training courses and social events.

Our e-mail news letter will keep you informed about local trips, special offers from resorts, training courses, 2nd hand gear for sale and club meetings. Sign up on this page!

Even if you are just passing through, drop us an e-mail and see what's going on in the local Fiji diving scene.

 

 

Liability and Diving

When you go diving at a resort, you will usually have to show a certification card and sign a liability release / assumption of risk form. What does that really mean? What if you had an accident and the operator was at fault? Can you sue? Well here is what the Divers Alert Network and a bunch of lawyers in the US have to say.

iability

The situation is a little different in Fiji though. We would love to hear any reports of incidents you may have had in Fiji or elsewhere in the Pacific


 

Recompression Chamber visit

 

I am often asked about diver safety in Fiji, particularly if there is a recompression chamber?

Diver safety is, fundamentally, the responsibility of the individual diver, but of course, depending on our experience level, we also rely to a greater or lesser extent, on dive operators, dive guides or DM's and instructors to assist us. Over reliance on others is not a good thing, especially if something goes wrong.

There is a great deal that individual divers can do to increase their own safety and preparedness. This may be some items of personal equipment like a surface signalling device, additional training, e.g. First Aid, and an awareness of what to do in the event of an incident. Depending on where you are in the world, the answer to this last will be different. If you were in the UK, dialing 999 will usually get you what you need. In Fiji, probably not.

To answer these questions, we will hold a safety briefing and discussion, and visit to the recompression chamber at CWM, this Saturday morning. The starting venue will depend on numbers interested but probably at the Yacht Club. We will start at 9.30am and should be finished before 12.

There will be a cover charge of $10 per person for staff attending from CWM, information packs and some refreshments.

Please let me know asap if you will be attending.

If anyone has any diving incidents they would like to discus, major or minor, in Fiji or else where, please feel free to contact me confidentially so we can discuss. It is often by looking at what went wrong that we learn the most.

You can download the Fiji emergency notes for divers here.

Hoping to see lots of you on Saturday.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 13 December 2013 08:42
 

Dive Computers - Safety

 

Dive ComputersFor those who own or are thinking of buying a dive computer, this article, while a little technical, sheds some light on the issues around the safe use of computers. In summary, it is very hard to say any one computer is safer than any other as there is no data available. What we do know is that having a computer allows more flexible diving and does not appear to increase risks above those incurred when diving using tables.

Here is the link to the DAN Alert Diver article.

 

After Work dives

Even though daylight saving has gone, the weather looks nice and it is still light at 6.30pm, so we are continuing the after work dives on Fridays depending on weather.. Departing the Yacht Club at 4.30pm and back at around 6.30 for a sundowner at the bar.

$75 per person. ($85 if we go to Navakavu)

We will be running a dive every week weather permitting.

We are also diving weekdays in the mornings a couple of days a week, so let us know if you are interested and we will sort out a trip.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 19:31
 
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