August/September, 2014 Issue #143
Government and Auditors’ magnifying glass on the Diving Industr yDeadline to comply 1st November 2014. In my editorial of August/September 2013 I flagged the Government directive that scuba diving was classed as an Adventure Activity and as such fell into the seemingly confusing disarray of Government departments that all seem to want to have their say as to how they think ‘things’ should be run in your business!
Over a weekend in May on the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Taupo the second TecFestNZ conference and workshops were held (see June/July issue #142). The keynote speaker was Lamar Hires whose company, Dive Rite, is world renowned for its contribution to the development of technical diving equipment and training. I had the opportunity to interview Lamar about his thoughts on diving equipment and the birth of technical cave diving in the springs of Florida USA.
or how not to go ice diving. by Jeff Bozanic.
Also in this issue:
Ulva Island, New Zealand There was something mysticalabout the kelp forests.
this month's editorial - by dave moranChanges Times for the Dive Industry and Divers
Most New Zealand divers don’t care that much about all the legal requirements a dive shop business must adhere to nor the costs involved. As long as they can get their scuba cylinders filled and buy gear they are happy!
Since 2011 the clock has been ticking towards a 1 November 2014 deadline for businesses involved in Adventure Actives.
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