Let me add my thanks to Alan and Bryan. I must admit I was worried I had
forgotten the whole lot but after the lecture and video I thought we all did
quite well on the practical and it all came flooding back. I know there are
some that feel the AED is superfluous but Alan showed some evidence that proves
that whilst it indeed might be difficult to operate on a RIB it could make a
lifesaving difference. The point that it is not possible to make a detailed
analysis of a diver’s state of health following e.g. a collapse was well made.
One just had to get on with a procedure as quickly as possible as that is the
most likely path to saving a life. Overall we are very fortunate to have Alan
in the club and that he puts so much work into this. I would like to think we
are one of the most well prepared clubs around.
One other unrelated thing. As DO I am supposed to keep statistics about club
dives. Therefore please could you send me an email telling me what dives you
have done this year. I only need site depth date and a note of any incident or
item of particular interest. The data will be held anonymously as the point is
not to track people but to asses overall club activity.