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Diving news and announcements.

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January 9, 2018
Atomic SS1 air source for divers

NOAA Divers have reported problems with their Atomic SS1 inflation caps. This safety bulletin provides information and a list of required actions issued by the NDCSB.

January 9, 2018
Mares 22 Abyss regulator.

NOAA Divers have reported problems with levers detaching inside their Mares 22 Abyss regulators. This safety bulletin provides information and a list of required actions issued by the NDCSB.

December 20, 2017
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In this issue: Maintenance of O2 equipment, hyperbaric chamber support, Alpha flags, SEP safety concerns, SEP fees, Diver Fatigue Workshop report, NDC Classes, next NDCSB meeting, share your photos!

December 19, 2017
parts of an oxygen first stage regulator

Guidance on how to maintain demand valves and oxygen 1st stages in the NOAA oxygen kits. 

October 31, 2017
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In this Issue: Air Quality Standards, Winter classes, Annual Report Timeline, Availability of Hyperbaric Treatments, Interim UDS at Stellwagen, DUSA checklist, Next NDCSB Meeting, Photos and Stories.

September 29, 2017
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In this issue: TBNMS Hosts AAUS Symposium, Keeping Track of Regulations, NOAA Diver and Divemaster Classes, Website Tips, Next NDCSB Meeting, Stories from the Field.

September 29, 2017
Aerial view of a diving tank

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary hosted the annual American Academy of Underwater Sciences symposium from September 12 to 16, 2017.

September 26, 2017

DAN has reported potential safety problems with new flexible braided hoses that are sometimes used with regulators. 

September 26, 2017
Regulator dust cap

It seems like a small thing, but dust caps are actually a necessary safety device.

August 29, 2017
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In this issue: Dr. J. Morgan Wells, SBP Summit, Safety Meeting, Changes to NDSSM, NDP Annual Report, Alpha Flags, Field Trainers, Regulator Maintenance, Next NDCSB Meeting, Stories from the Field. 

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