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Latest UHMS Guidelines On Recovering An Unconcious Diver From Depth To Be Presented At TEKDiveUSA 2014



TEKDiveUSA – the inaugural North American biennial advanced and technical diving conference – will be launched in Miami this Spring. It is being held on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th May 2014, and is similar in approach to both EUROTEK and OZTek.

It has been many years since America held a technical diving conference, and it is time that the USA had its own homegrown event. The focus of TEKDiveUSA is to entertain whilst furthering the educational aspects of advanced and technical diving. It also gives people who are out there doing exciting projects a platform to share their story with others.

During the weekend forty different talks and useful workshops will cover many aspects of diving; from wreck, cave and physiology through to technique, safety and imaging. Leading experts are flying in from all over the globe to speak at TEKDiveUSA 2014. It promises to be a truly inspirational diving conference.

Rosemary E Lunn, co-organiser of TEKDiveUSA stated, “I am delighted to say that we have got a number of top drawer speakers on board. Associate Professor Simon J Mitchell (Head of Anaesthesiology at the University of Auckland), Richard Lundgen (deep wreck explorer), Cristina Zenato (shark diving professional and cave explorer), Dr John Clarke (Navy Experimental Diving Unit) and Dr Neal W Pollock (research physiologist) have already said, ‘yes we’d love to come and talk, Roz.’ With the plethora of talks planned there will be something that will appeal to every hungry diver wanting to know more.”

“This conference will also be useful to dive professionals, managers and dive center owners. You certainly do not need to be a hard core tekkie to visit TEKDiveUSA, just someone who wants or needs to learn more about diving.

“Probably one of the most important presentations to be delivered during the weekend will be ‘Rescue of an unconscious diver from depth: the new UHMS Diving Committee Guidelines’. This is the first time this talk has been to a North American audience. If you are an advanced or technical diver, instructor, a military, commercial, scientific, public safety or media diver, the presentation is pertinent to you.

“Aspects of the correct course of action on finding an unconscious diver underwater have been debated on various internet forums:

– Should you try to replace the regulator?

– Should you wait until a seizure is finished before ascending?

– What procedures should be in place for a rebreather diver?

– Should you try to complete some decompression on a decompression dive?

– Should you try rescue breaths in water at the surface?

“The Diving Committee of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society recently completed and published a two-year project to review these questions. Associate Professor Simon J Mitchell will outline the committee’s findings, and the arguments supporting them.

“This is the perfect opportunity to get the entire community engaged – regardless of agency affiliation or philosophy – together as one unified group. It will be great to see everyone sharing experiences and be motivated by, and from each other. Foremost explorers and divers are booking in. If you want to hear about their adventures and expand your diving horizons, tickets are on sale. Secure your weekend pass (US$129.95) now via”


Murex Bangka Announce New Oceanfront Cottages & Beachfront Dining



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Located on a private, palm-fringed, white sand beach and surrounded by kaleidoscopic coral reefs that are bursting with colour and teeming with life, Murex Bangka Resort is a haven for scuba divers. A stay at Murex Bangka gives divers the opportunity to experience a virtually untouched, Indonesian tropical island paradise.

This stunning resort that harnesses solar power, is committed to sustainability and marine conservation – is now offering divers even more home comforts with the completion of its new Premium Oceanfront Cottages and a new restaurant offering exciting indoor and al fresco dining experiences.

NEW Premium Oceanfront Cottages

Murex Bangka Resort offers a duplex style and two detached Premium Oceanfront Cottages which are positioned close to the ocean and are just steps away from the beach.

These tastefully appointed and spacious air-conditioned rooms offer comfortable indoor living and large verandas with outdoor seating. Double and twin bed sleeping configurations are available and all Premium Oceanfront Cottages feature large ensuite bathrooms with twin basins.

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As well as the detached cottages, the duplex option offers two more individual premium living spaces. For families and groups of friends, the two adjoining duplex cottages and the shared adjoining common living room area may be opened up – making this an ideal and generously proportioned for option for families and groups who prefer to stay closer together.

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  • Large verandas with ceiling fans
  • Ensuite ocean view bathrooms with hot water rainfall showers
  • AC throughout the night
  • Minibar
  • Dressing table/desk area
  • Ample storage
  • King size or twin beds with mosquito nets
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Ample wall sockets for charging accessories
  • Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating
  • Shared common/living area (Duplex Cottages)

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New Beachfront Dining

After a day of diving, guests can now kick-back, relax and enjoy flavours from around the world in Murex Bangka’s new beachfront restaurant. As well as serving a la carte dishes from the inspiring menu, diners can enjoy both buffet and family-style offerings.

Dishes combine the freshest of local ingredients and include options for a range of dietary preferences and restrictions. Bangka’s new menu has been carefully curated with the assistance of an internationally renowned food and beverage consultant and there is a focus on combining traditional classics with more contemporary international plates.

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The new and impressive free standing main restaurant allows guests to dine just meters from the shore while enjoying beautiful beach and sea views. Three meals a day are on offer as well as an enticing selection of specialty coffees, teas, mocktails and cocktails. A wine menu is also available and a cold beer (or beverage of your choosing) makes for a perfect way to end the day while watching the sunset over the ocean.

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Book Your Stay

If you would like to find out more about Murex Bangka or to make a reservation, contact: or take a look at the Murex Resorts website:

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Oceanic+ Dive Housing Awarded the Red Dot Product Design Award 2024




Oceanic, a pioneer in scuba diving technology for over 50 years, announces that its Oceanic+ Dive Housing has been honored with the prestigious 2024 Red Dot Design Award. This esteemed recognition underscores Oceanic’s commitment to innovation and excellence in product design.

The Red Dot Award is an internationally renowned accolade, celebrating exceptional design quality and innovation across various industries. Each year, thousands of products from around the globe undergo rigorous evaluation by an expert panel of judges, with only the most outstanding designs receiving this esteemed award.

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing impressed the jury with its sleek and functional design, seamlessly integrating with both Apple Watch Ultra and iPhone devices to transform them into fully functional dive computers. This innovative product not only enhances the diving experience but also exemplifies Oceanic’s dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions for divers worldwide.

“We are thrilled to receive the 2024 Red Dot Product Design Award for the Oceanic+ Dive Housing,” says Mike Huish, CEO of Huish Outdoors. “This accolade is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence in design and technology in the dive industry. We are immensely proud of our team’s hard work and commitment to innovation.”

The Oceanic+ Dive Housing joins the ranks of previous Red Dot Award winners, reaffirming Oceanic’s position as a leader in the dive industry. This prestigious recognition further solidifies Oceanic’s reputation for delivering exceptional quality and performance in its products.

About Oceanic

Founded in 1972 by industry-pioneer Bob Hollis, Oceanic is a global dive leader committed to providing innovative, reliable, accessible and easy-to-use dive equipment to recreational divers so they can focus on what matters most: exploring the underwater world and appreciating the wonders of marine life. For over 50 years this philosophy has been woven into everything Oceanic does and is the foremost reason the company is considered a best-in-class, recreational dive brand. Oceanic is one of Huish Outdoors’ premier dive brands. To learn more, please visit

Sea & Sea is the home of Oceanic and other leading diving brands in the UK. 

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