Are you thinking about attending Rebreather Forum 3.0 in Orlando next month?
If not you could be missing the most important conference ever convened for rebreather divers.
Dr. Andrew Fock will share his finding on accident analysis. His abstract might shock some people.
It reads: “Available rebreather fatality case data were reviewed. Rebreather deaths occurred at about 10 times the rate of normal recreational SCUBA diving. No brand of rebreather was over represented and mechanical rebreathers were just as likely to be involved as electronic rebreathers. About two-thirds of fatalities were associated with high risk dives or high risk behavior. Human factors analysis showed multiple points at which the Human Machine Interface (HMI) can result in an error that may lead to a fatality.”
Dr. Simon Mitchell, Phil Short, Martin Robson, Kevin Gurr, Dr. Richard Pyle, Dr. Bill Stone, myself and many others are amongst the presenters and facilitators who all felt this conference was important enough to volunteer and buy their own tickets to the event. I encourage anyone in the community who wants to learn about trends, procedures and safety to attend. - Jill Heinerth