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“Dive Accidents and Fatalities: Why We Must Address the Human Factor in Diving”


Gareth Lock

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 @ 7 PM
The Press Box Restaurant and Pub
932 2nd Avenue (between 49th & 50th)

Dive accident analysis frequently ends with “Diver Error” or “Human Error”, an often unilluminating conclusion. Diver Error is where Gareth Lock starts. He digs deeper, much deeper, to bring a new dimension to Dive Accident Analysis and what we can learn from accidents. Gareth Lock is an expert on “The Human in the System” in scuba diving and in oil and gas industry off-shore environments.
Gareth Lock is currently GUE’s Director of Risk Management, has been published numerous times, has presented at numerous international dive conferences and is a candidate for a Ph.D. degree examining the role of human factors in scuba diving incidents. He manages the dive industry’s Diving Incident and Safety Management System database. He is an accomplished diver and underwater photographer.
Gareth is a retired Royal Air Force senior officer Navigator of 25 years, who was both a senior supervisor and a tactical flight instructor, and has a Masters of Science degree in Aerospace Systems from Kingston University. He is an Open Circuit advanced trimix diver and normoxic trimix CCR diver with over 800 dives.

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