Sunday, June 16, 2024

Human Factors In Diving Conference Announced


A Human Factors In Diving Conference has been announced and will take place virtually this coming September 24th and 25th.

Technical diver and human factors expert Gareth Lock is organizing the conference that will feature speakers presenting on how applying human factors (HF) can improve diving safety, incident reporting and team performance.

The first event of its kind, the conference provides a unique opportunity to share the knowledge and skills to make diving safer, more effective and more enjoyable, by allowing divers and instructors to take more informed risks and reduce uncertainty.

The conference will feature 29 presenters in all over the two days, including Professor Simon Mitchell, Diane Chadwick-Jones from BP, Ashley Bugge, Laura Maroni from DAN Europe and Frauke Tillman from DAN.

Topics will range from how novice divers can include HF tools and techniques in their diving, to how technical instructors can build HF into their training, to how BP changed their safety culture by looking differently at how adverse events occurred, to how healthcare has embraced human factors and how diving can learn from this.

Only 300 tickets will be made available for sale.

There are three ticket options:

* Live viewing only, which allows you access to all of the presentations over the two days as they are presented live. You can move around the conference rooms as you want to, but you won’t be able to be in two places at once, so will not be able to see all the presentations. These tickets are priced at US$80 (~67 Euros).

* Live viewing plus recordings, which gives you access to all of the presentations over the two days plus you get a copy of all the presentations that will be accessible after the event. These tickets are priced at US$150 (~126 Euros).

* VIP tickets that include live and recorded access along with a number of digital assets/courses and a one-hour coaching call with one of the Human Diver instructors, who will talk through your problems and how to help you resolve them. These tickets are priced at US$250 (~210 Euros).

To register, go to

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.