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SAFETY
 
Table of Contents 

  1. Training on proper equipment use
  2. Safety briefing
  3. Cruising plan
  4. Equalization exercises
  5. UW-Guides
  6. Buddy teams
  7. SCUBA rescue diver
  8. Emergency oxygen & first-aid kit
  9. Insurance

EQUIPMENT TRAINING

 covers the following topics:

  • Proper use of equipment and knowledge of the respective parts of mask, fins and snorkel.

  • Defogging of mask

  • Removing water from mask

  • Adjusting the mask

  • Putting mask on underwater

  • Using fins with two different kicking techniques

  • Breathing through a snorkel

  • Clearing water from a snorkel

  • Removing the weight-belt

  • Search and rescue techniques with equipment

 

SAFETY BRIEFING

covering the following topics:

  • Potential danger situations

  • Things to do in an emergency situation 

  • 10 things you shouldnt do

 

CRUSING PLAN

before entering the water, participants are informed about the route which will be followed and any potentially interesting spots on the way.

 

EQUALIZATION EXERCISES

covering the topics:

  • Equalizing ears using Valsalva maneuver

  • Equalizing the mask

 

UW-GUIDES

Our uw-guides are local spearfishers who know the local waters inside out.

 

BUDDY TEAMS

It is forbidden to dive alone. One of the buddies has to remain on the surface and observe the other buddy while he dives.

 

RESCUE BOAT & SCUBA RESCUE DIVER

The boat will always stay in proximity so that particants who get cold or tired can anytime interrupt their cruise and go onboard.

A scuba rescue diver will accompany the participants, ready to intervene when necessary.

 

EMERGENCY OXYGEN & FIRST-AID KIT

Our boat is equipped with an emergency oxygen tank and our rescue diver knows how to use it.

The first-aid kit onboard is equipped against:

  • minor injuries (e.g. those after contact with sharp rocks, sea urchin, venemous fish etc) and
  • conditions like sun-burn, sea-sickness, hang-over, headache and pain

 

INSURANCE

The divemaster who carries the responsibility over the participants has a DAN (Divers Alert Network) civil liability insurance of up to 3.500.000 against liability claims of third parties. Below the detailes of the mentioned insurance:

Membership Name: BIRAMEN ERDOL
Membership Number: 202508.2077.0062 MPSL
Valid from: 24/07/06 to: 24/07/07

You can view the cover page of the above insurance certificate here (appr. 610 KB).
User with slow internet connection can access the low resolution image of the above certificate here (appr. 70 KB).

The insurance benefits are as follows: (from https://www.daneurope.org/eng/english_.htm)
 
INDIVIDUAL PLANS  (PROFESSIONAL DIVERS)
(Professional divers, instructors, assistant instructors and underwater guides)
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WHAT IS COVERED

Cover Limits in

Medical transportation Unlimited*
Cost of hospitalization Unlimited*
Hyperbaric therapy

Unlimited*

Medical costs for the emergency treatment of a diving injury Unlimited*
Repatriation cost Unlimited*
Costs of extra expenses incurred for hotel and air fare caused by a prolonged forced stay following the underwater accident Unlimited*
Any following Medical Specialist costs, related to the treatment of a covered diving injury

3.200,00

Loss of diving gear left behind in an accident during medical evacuation

2.000,00

Civil liability toward third parties 1.550.000,00
Legal defense

26.000,00

International diving related legal advice

YES

Legal protection abroad:
- emergency legal costs
- emergency interpreter costs
8.000,00
1.000,00
Daily allowance for hospital stay following an indemnifiable accident --
Permanent invalidity

100.000,00

Search and Recovery

5.500,00

Repatriation of mortal remains

Unlimited*

* The maximum cover has no limits only if the emergency is organized and directed by DAN (see Insurance Conditions)
 

Civil liability and legal defense Supplement

  OPTION "SUPPLEMENT LUXUS"
WHAT IS COVERED Cover limits in
Civil liability toward third parties 3.500.000,00
Legal Defense Unlimited *
The Supplement supplementary fee to increase the Civil Liability and Legal Defense cover limits is necessary to meet the requirements set by PADI Europe. Add the supplementary fee to the Professional Membership Option you chose.
* the maximum cover has no limits only if the service is directly provided or previously approved in writing by DAN Europe and its Insurers. In any other case the maximum cover limit is of 400.000,00.

 

It is also both possible and advisable for the participants to take out a DAN Short-Term Diving Student Membership covering personal injuries outside of the responsibility of our divemaster. Below the specifics of this insurance:

COVER  FOR UNDERWATER DIVING INJURY

MAXIMUM  COVER

Medical transportation                                           

 

Hospitalization 

  31.000

Hyperbaric treatment

 

Cost of diving medicine specialists related to the emergency treatment

1.600

Extra expenses incurred for hotel and air fare caused by a prolonged forced stay following the underwater accident

  2.100

Loss of  diving gear left on site of claimable accident because of medical emergency evacuation

1.000

Death

5.500

Permanent invalidity

5.500

Cost for each student

8

DAN's website is at www.daneurope.org.

For further information contact our office staff when you arrive at our training facility on the day of the tour .