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26
Apr

What Does Drowning look like?


Los Angeles, CA – April 26, 2015 - As temperatures rise and kids prepare for spring break and summer vacations, families are heading out on the water for fun in the sun as the season begins. It is so easy in these first, warmer days, to become casual about water safety, and perhaps not be as alert or mindful.
  
Sadly, drownings often occur in large groups of people, where victims perish within sight of onlookers, such as the recent drowning of a 3 year old boy left unattended at a backyard pool in Valencia.  According to the WHO, World Health Organization, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. There are an estimated 372,000 annual drowning deaths worldwide.  In a recent Slate article, former Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone said these kinds of drownings occur because most people have no idea what drowning actually looks like.
 
It is not the violent thrashing we see on television. A drowning victim cannot always yell or wave his arms to signal that he is in trouble. In fact, a swimmer on the verge of going under may even look deceptively calm.
  
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23
Apr

Earn Valuable Non-Corny Skills By Training to be Rescue Diver

Kevin Costner, The Guardian

Los Angeles, CA – April 23, 2014 - What does Rescue Diver have to do with a corny rescue movie? Our Rescue Diver program will be better than any corny rescue movie you watch and more realistic.

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29
Jan

ALL is Lost? CPR and First Aid Training Can Make Sure It's Not!

All Is Lost?

 
Los Angeles, CA – January 29, 2014 – From walking down the street to scuba diving to watching a movie, there's no situation where an emergency can't arise. That's why it's important to get and keep up-to-date on your CPR and First Aid training. It'll leave you thinking: All is Lost? I don't think so!

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29
Dec

Why Would A Dive Store Care About Sinus Health?

Sinus Health for Diving

 
Los Angeles, CA – December 29, 2013 – A dive store, which specializes in scuba diving education and training, cares about sinus health because the health of a diver's ears and sinuses directly impacts their ability to dive.  This time of year, all of us are influenced by the arrival and duration of the cold and flu season.  Finding ourselves sick on occasion is inevitable.

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