Fathom Five 2005 Scuba Diver Safety Awareness Program (SDSAP). Karen Lassen, Parks Canada Glen Dunham, Parks Canada Tara Harpur, Parks Canada, Diver Registration Office Dr. George Harpur, Tobermory Hyperbaric Centre Raimund Krob, Ontario Underwater Council.
Fathom Five2005 Scuba DiverSafety Awareness Program(SDSAP)
Karen Lassen, Parks Canada
Glen Dunham, Parks Canada
Tara Harpur, Parks Canada, Diver Registration Office
Dr. George Harpur, Tobermory Hyperbaric Centre
Raimund Krob, Ontario Underwater Council
After a 7-year track record of no fatalities between 1989 and 1995, the annual
Scuba Diver Fatality Rate-per-2,000 registrations has started an unacceptable
and accelerating upward trend. The goal of this SDSAP is to reverse this trend.
Fathom Five SDSAP implemented beginning of 2005 Dive Season
Important: There is absolutely no way we can EVER be sure that the Fathom
Five SDSAP we implemented was the direct cause of having (0) Scuba Fatalities in
2005 and to date in 2006, but we think it’s reasonable to assume that it didn’t hurt.
*Stakeholders are all the groups/people that contributed to and/or
will benefit from Fathom Five’s 2005 Scuba Diver Safety Awareness Program (SDSAP)
*Note: numbers shown are not representative of Scuba Diving and are shown for illustrative (theoretical) purposes only.
All SDSAP deliverables feature a common “look & feel”, employ
consistent language & terminology, and reinforce on one-another.
These costs are estimates based on the identified assumptions only. Therefore if any of the underlying assumptions change, then so will the costs.
The old registration card took scuba divers’ names, took their addresses,
took their information, and took their money. In exchange, scuba divers
were given little more than a numbered plastic tag.
The revised Diver Registration now includes Emergency Contact information, e-mail address, and # of dives fields. During registration, Registration Office staff will give every registering diver a copy of the “Fathom Five Scuba Diver Safety Recommendations & Regulations” document (see Slide 10) to keep, as well as step them through it.
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All registering divers will be given a copy of this revised Fathom Five
Diving Guide brochure to keep.
A soft copy of the brochure will be included in this presentation as soon
As Parks Canada provides it.
A poster-sized version of this document will be prominently displayed on a wall in the Diver Registration Office. An 8.5” x 11” version of this document will be handed out to every registering diver to keep. Registration Office staff will thoroughly review the contents of the document with every diver as part of the registration process. Please mouse-over to view.
This document will be made available by Registration Office staff to registering divers upon request only, and for viewing only.
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The proposal is to either post this in 8.5” x 11” format in the Diver Registration office, or to make it available to be handed out to Registering Divers. Mouse-over to view.
The proposal is to post this document in 8.5” x 11” format in the Diver Registration office, and to make it available to be handed out (or sold*) to Registering Divers. (* ~$1 per copy if the GPS coordinates had an additional digit of accuracy). Mouse-over to view.