Unique product can enhance diver safety

Date: 1/12/2007

Statistics from 2004 show that 160 divers died in accidents (more than half in the USA and Canada) plus another 640 dive-related injuries were reported during the same period. While it would be an over-simplification to say that the victims’ lives may have been saved if their distress had been noticed and responded to quickly, it is an incontrovertible fact that safety issues are of paramount concern. Underwater Technology Centre (UTC), has developed an underwater digital device that helps divers stay in closer contact even while allowing them to move greater distances from each other. UTC’s device, will allow divers to send text messages between themselves, or to surface ships 500 metres away.


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