A free workshop will provide an opportunity for the Tasmanian diving community to learn from a world-leading expert in safety next month.
Held at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, the workshop will be led be Gareth Lock and aimed at science, research, aquaculture, police, technical and leadership-level diving professionals.
University diving officer and event organiser Vallorie Hodges said safety was always the "number one concern" for all divers and Mr Lock's insight and training methods in the area were outstanding.
"Tasmania has a large and diverse diving community, including scientists, people working in industries such as aquaculture, and emergency services personnel," Ms Hodges said.
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"We can all benefit from hearing from experts such as Mr Lock, who has extensive experience in research and investigation into diving incidents and the human factors that can jeopardise diver safety."
Mr Lock's website describes him as a retired Royal Air Force senior officer navigator of 25 years, who later went on to work with oil workers in offshore environments and pursue a PhD in the role of human factors in scuba dicing incidents in 2012.
He has been published in magazines and journals, and has presented at nine international diving conferences. Now, Mr Lock runs a program to improve the knowledge, skills and safety of divers.
"The course presented by Mr Lock that I attended was perhaps the most compelling I have encountered in my diving career, and I encourage anyone who wants to improve their diving, performance and leadership skills to attend," Ms Hodges said.
The workshop will take place from 1pm on April 4. Places are limited to 100.
Registrations can be made via Eventbrite.
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