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Pier Clean Up Flyer 2017

Underwater and shoreline clean up seeking volunteers in Kailua-Kona Saturday (Sept 16)

Jack’s Diving Locker is donating one free tank rental per diver and 1/2 off rental gear for divers participating in the annual International Coastal Clean Up Day to clean up Kailua Pier 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Kailua Bay pier in Kona.

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Autopsy ordered for scuba diver

An autopsy conducted in connection with the December 12 death of a scuba diver in waters off Kona has determined that 55-year-old James Uihlein of Fallbrook, California, died from a medical condition.

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'I’ve seen turtles, dolphins, manta rays, white tip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, and even humpback whales'

Laros logs 10,000th scuba dive

‘I’ve seen turtles, dolphins, manta rays, white tip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, and even humpback whales’

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Kaʻū patrol officers responded to the reported drowning at 7:15 p.m. A 47-year-old Ocean View man reported that he had been on shore while his friend was scuba diving for fish fronting the lighthouse at South Point. The scuba diver entered the water around 6:45 p.m. About a half-hour later, his friend heard him yelling for help and called 911.

Ka‘u man possibly drowns off South Point while scuba diving Tuesday (Dec 20)

Kaʻū patrol officers responded to the reported drowning at 7:15 p.m. A 47-year-old Ocean View man reported that he had been on shore while his friend was scuba diving for fish fronting the lighthouse at South Point. The scuba diver entered the water around 6:45 p.m. About a half-hour later, his friend heard him yelling […]

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The buoyancy compensator seal ring could crack, posing a drowning hazard to divers. This recall involves buoyancy compensators with the following model numbers. Buoyancy compensators provide buoyancy control for scuba divers by allowing them to inflate or deflate the devices. The compensators were sold in black or red. “OMS” is printed on the front inside of the compensators. Item and serial numbers are printed on the warning label located in the non-inflation area of the buoyancy compensator.

Scuba diving buoyancy compensators recalled by Ocean Management Systems due to drowning hazard

The buoyancy compensator seal ring could crack, posing a drowning hazard to divers. This recall involves buoyancy compensators with the following model numbers. Buoyancy compensators provide buoyancy control for scuba divers by allowing them to inflate or deflate the devices. The compensators were sold in black or red. “OMS” is printed on the front inside […]

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The first stage balance chamber plug can loosen from the scuba regulator causing a high-pressure leak and creating unstable pressure. This poses a drowning hazard to divers. About 250 regulators are involved in this recall.

Tabata USA recalls scuba regulators due to drowning hazard

The first stage balance chamber plug can loosen from the scuba regulator causing a high-pressure leak and creating unstable pressure. This poses a drowning hazard to divers. About 250 regulators are involved in this recall.

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The Dive Rite Wings affected in this recall include the following models: Travel, Venture, Rec, Trek, Classic, Nomad and Super Wings. The wings were sold in red, blue or black. The recalled regulators have model name Ellipse Black MC5. “Cressi MC5” and “Cressi Black” are printed on the regulator.

Scuba gear recalled by Dive Rite and Cressi pose drowning hazard

The Dive Rite Wings affected in this recall include the following models: Travel, Venture, Rec, Trek, Classic, Nomad and Super Wings. The wings were sold in red, blue or black. The recalled regulators have model name Ellipse Black MC5. “Cressi MC5” and “Cressi Black” are printed on the regulator.

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DLNR pilot project focusing on diver safety

DLNR pilot project focusing on diver safety

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources is conducting a pilot project to improve diving and boating safety in Hawaii waters this summer.   “To help increase public awareness of safety rules concerning divers and the use of dive flags, DLNR will be giving away dive flags that meet state requirements during the […]

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Scuba diver in Dec. 28 Kona death identified

MEDIA RELEASE A female visitor died while scuba diving off the Kailua Pier on December 28. On December 28 at about 2:30 p.m., police and fire department personnel responded to a call of a female scuba diver off the Kailua Pier who was receiving CPR. The woman was diving with other divers approximately 100 yards […]

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