The International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists is pleased to announce an event that is creating a lot of excitement in the dive industry and in the public safety diving community; the International Public Safety Diver Challenge.
Public Safety Divers from around the country will be competing in regional competitions in an effort to qualify for the final competition scheduled in conjunction with the International Public Safety Diving Conference. The regional competitions are planned in eleven states and both the final competition and International Public Safety Diver Conference will be in Charlotte, NC in September 2010.
Eight sponsors including Diving Unlimited International, Marine Sonic, Dive Rescue International, Edge Tech, Video Ray, Trelleborg Viking, Kongsberg Mesotech and Sub Salve will contribute to prizes that include $1,000 cash and $500 travel stipends to final dive competition. At the International Public Safety Diver finals, divers will compete to win drysuits, full face masks, dive team training, cash prizes, gift certificates and other gear.
The four timed events at the regional competitions will include an equipment assembly and don, a surface “rescue swim,” and underwater arc based search pattern and a compass course. The benefit of these regional events would be lost though if the focus is strictly on the competition. What is most valuable is the opportunity for public safety divers to network, and share information and ideas that will improve the effectiveness and safety of public safety dive teams.
Additionally, at many of the events, divers will be able to attend a "Risk Management for Public Safety Professionals" program sponsored by DUI and an Interspiro Mask Repair Technician Class taught by Dive Rescue International.
For additional information on the competition, visit www.IADRS.org and click on COMPETITION.
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For the benefit of the forum members, the IADRS sponsored "International Public Safety Diver Challenge" will take place at the following locations:
Pelham AL Mar 26, 2010 Alabama Blue Water Adventures
Lake Travis TX April 9, 2010 Windy Point
Fort Pierce FL May 1, 2010 Indian River State College
Gloucester MA May 14, 2010 Stage Fort Park
Bethlehem PA May 21, 2010 Dutch Springs
Findlay OH June 4, 2010 Gilboa Quarry
Kankakee IL June 11, 2010 Haigh Quarry
Seattle WA Aug 27, 2010 Mukilteo Lighthouse Park
Charlotte NC Sept 20-23, 2010 INTERNATIONAL FINALS
Dates are pending in CA, CO and NC.
Participants can win a $1,000 cash prize, $500 travel stipends to the "International Finals" and thousands of dollars in prizes, including drysuits from DUI. To learn more, please visit: International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists - IADRS
Divers can now register online at:
International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists - IADRS
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