UNCW Offers Dive Safety Seminar May 24

Diver Jay Souza hefts a large length of chain onto his shoulders as CORMP team members Jenny Johnson and Steve Hall prepare to deploy an underwater monitoring station just off Johnnie Mercers Pier.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Inexperienced divers face many perils in the waters off the Cape Fear Coast which have cost the lives of local divers in the past year. The University of North Carolina Wilmington, Scuba Now dive shop and the Diver Alert Network (DAN) are sponsoring a dive safety seminar to help prevent future accidents.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 7-9 p.m. in the Golden Hawk Room at UNCW's Trask Coliseum's Nixon Annex. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Diving experts from DAN and UNCW will review safety procedures for divers of all experience levels.

The Divers Action Network is a nonprofit dive safety organization with a mission to promote dive safety. For more information about DAN, visit www.diversalertnetwork.org.

For more information on the seminar, please contact Frank Chapman at 910.962.3531 or chapmanf@uncw.edu.

Media contact:
William Davis, Marketing and Communications, 910.962.2654 or davisw@uncw.edu