by Jon Kieren with contributions from Training Advisory Panel members Mathew Partridge and Randy Thornton: Whether you are just starting to investigate the world of rebreathers or are already an experienced rebreather diver it’s likely you’ve heard a lot of very convincing yet, blatantly incorrect, statements on the subject.  Finding the truth behind these statements[…]

Navy using Kitsap public parks for training

For more than a year, elite Navy commandos have quietly used three waterfront parks in Kitsap County for nighttime combat trainings. The Navy in late 2014 obtained special permission for small SEAL teams to stage water-based trainings from Illahee State Park in Bremerton, Scenic Beach State Park in Seabeck and Blake Island State Park in[…]

Drowning is quick and silent. A child can drown in less than one minute in as little as one inch of water.

There is usually no warning, such as screams or splashing. We recommend having multiple layers of water safety protection: Make sure there is an isolation fence around the pool, separating the pool from the house and the surrounding yard. It should be at least 4 feet high, with self-latching and self-locking doors. Install secondary barriers such[…]