COVID-19

This page is meant to inform our members of the procedures in place in order to keep everyone safe while Scuba diving and in dealing with the Club. From our COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Special Medical Form as well as Executive and Regular member responsibilities, everyone should get familiar with all the documents found on this page.

The complete Club SOP for Pandemic Response (COVID-19). It lists everyone's responsibilities in order to keep all Club members safe.

Pandemic Response SOP - COVID-19 - 12 June 2020

Divers Alert Network Health Declaration Form. Every member will be asked to fill this form. This is in addition to the regular Medical Form to be filled as a new/returning member.

D.A.N. HEALTH DECLARATION FORM / COVID-19 (English Only)

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Useful Links


DIVERS ALERT NETWORK (DAN)

- DAN COVID-19 Main Page (with links to Video seminars on YouTube) https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/covid-19/

- Dive Operations and COVID-19: Prepping for Return https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/emailview/landing/blogs/prepareForReturn20/index.html

- COVID-19: Updated First Aid Training Recommendations From DAN https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/news/first-aid-training-recommendations-from-dan

- COVID-19: Surface Survival Times https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/emailview/landing/blogs/covid19Survival20/index.html

- Diving After COVID-19: What We Know Today https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/emailView/landing/blogs/diveAfterCOVID19/index.html

- CPR and COVID-19 https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/emailView/landing/blogs/cprAndCovid19/index.html

- DAN Oxygen Units and Treating COVID-19 https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/emailView/landing/blogs/o2UnitUse0420/

- Disinfection of Scuba Equipment and COVID-19 https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/emailview/landing/coronavirus/gearDisinfection/index.html

- DAN’s Quick Guide to Properly Disinfecting Dive Gear https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/news/dan-encourages-divers-and-dive-operators-to-properly-disinfect-dive-gear

- DAN Europe - COVID-19 AND DIVING OPERATIONS https://www.daneurope.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=acd21b88-05a1-408a-8e2b-b408af49c6b0&groupId=10103

ONTARIO UNDERWATER COUNCIL (OUC)

- OUC Covid-19 Recommended Protocols http://underwatercouncil.com/ouc-covid19-ecommended-protocols/?fbclid=IwAR30bPV8P1wKVA6LJaDzzqZS3EkpPpJdQicx-Wt0GqKxSkMQv1UnR1i-2sg

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DIVING INSTRUCTORS (PADI)

- PADI’s Best Practices to Reduce Risks https://www.padi.com/sites/default/files/documents/2020-05/8%20Steps_0.pdf

- Best Practices to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission Risk https://www.padi.com/sites/default/files/documents/2020-05/PADI%20Best%20Practices%20to%20Reduce%20Transmission%20Risk.pdf

- TecRec, Rebreather/TecCCR, and Public Safety Diving Skill Conduct Recommendations during COVID-19 https://www.padi.com/sites/default/files/documents/2020-06/TecRec%20and%20PSD%20Skill%20Conduct%20Recommendations%20During%20COVID19.pdf

- CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SCUBA DIVING STATUS MAP https://travel.padi.com/scuba-diving-after-coronavirus-world-map/?_ga=2.154981176.183299060.1591818621-646751433.1565875975

- Training News and Bulletins (Available to PADI Pros only) – All DSC Instructors and Divemasters already follow all training standards established by PADI and will implement the mitigating measures as set by the training agency. Training material references are available upon request.

GLOBAL UNDERWATER EXPLORERS (GUE)

- GUE Diving Activity: COVID-19 Protocols https://www.gue.com/files/covid/GUE-COVID-19-SOP-v1.0.pdf

- Gear disinfection –Virkon S https://www.pharmacal.com/COVID19.htm

CANADIAN RED CROSS

- First aid protocols for an unresponsive person during COVID-19 https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/first-aid-tips-and-resources/first-aid-tips/first-aid-protocols-for-an-unresponsive-person-during-covid-19

- COVID-19 - Novel Coronavirus: Canadian Red Cross Relief and Resources https://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/current-emergency-responses/covid-19-%E2%80%93-novel-coronavirus

FEDERATION QUEBECOISE DES ACTIVITÉES SUBAQUATIQUES (FQAS)

- Protocole de retour à la plongée en scaphandre autonome et en apnée sportive en contexte de pandémie de la COVID-19 https://fqas.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Protocole_Plongee_FQAS.pdf