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New Free ‘Under Pressure’ eBook Now Available

If you’re interested in improving your diving, your instruction and your diving safety, you may want to check out a new, free eBook by Gareth Lock.

Under Pressure” was written to provide an introduction to “Human Factors,” “Non-Technical Skills” and a “Just Culture” to the diving community. Most diving accidents, incidents and near misses don’t happen because of undetectable technical failures in equipment or an ability to put a contingency plan in place, but rather because of failures in situational awareness, decision-making, communications, teamwork and leadership.

These topics are not specifically covered in any diver training program, which means that the issues will continue to occur. This 60-plus-page free eBook is an extract of three chapters from the full book which will be published in February/March 2019. The eBook mixes theory with real stories showing how the presence or absence of these non-technical skills contributed to the incident in the way it happened.

Gareth Lock is a diver with a passion for improving diving safety. He has spent the last eight years researching diving incidents, applying the science of human factors to diving and creating a “Just Culture” within the diving community by using his direct experience from being aircrew in the Royal Air Force and running a training company in the healthcare and oil & gas sectors. He now runs a globally-unique training and consultancy company which focuses on teaching divers and diving instructors on how to become high-performance divers and dive teams by developing their non-technical and human factors skills via eLearning and face-to-face programs.

You can download the book for free from the website.

'Under Pressure' ebook by Gareth Lock
‘Under Pressure’ ebook by Gareth Lock
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.