"Dive Away" - Hyperbaric & Diving Medicine Conference
Sipadan Water Village
Mabul Island, Borneo, Malaysia
August 16 - 24, 2013
Sipadan Water Village is built entirely over the water and connected to the
island of Mabul by a footbridge.
Mabul is located off the northeast coast of Borneo, Malaysia.
Hyperbaric & Diving Medicine Conference
Hyperbaric & Diving Medicine Course:
24 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Diving Developments and Techniques, Fitness to Dive, Drowning/Near Drowning
SCUBA and Free Diving Physics & Physiology
Gas Embolism and Decompression Sickness, Return to Diving Assessment
Environmental Hazards, Cave/Cold Water Diving
Hyperbaric Medicine, Dive Accident Management, and much more!
Location and Activities:
Sipadan Water Village- Sipadan Water Village is built entirely over the water and connected to the island of Mabul by a footbridge. Mabul is located off the northeast coast of Borneo, Malaysia. Each room is an individual bungalow featuring hardwood floors, ceiling fans, large picture windows, private balcony, tiled bathrooms, 24 hour hot and cold water, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers and drinking water. Some bungalows are air-conditioned.
Fantastic diving: Divers are treated to daily boat dives to Mabul, Kapalai, Sipadan, Si Amil or many other great dive sites in the area. Divemasters are specially trained and highly knowledgeable about the marine life and environment that is unique to the Mabul/Sipadan area.
From $1,999.00*- includes airport meet in Tawau (Airport code: TWU), round trip coach transfer between Tawau & Semporna (60 min), rount trip boat transfer between Semporna & resort; Sipadan Water Village accommodations & hotel tax (9 days, 8 nights), 3 buffet meals daily, beverages (water, juice, tea); 7 days diving, 3 boat dives per day, tanks for diving SWV house reef (6a-8p), weights & belts; jetty fee.). The following is NOT included: Trip cancellation/delay insurance, airfare and travel expenses to Tawau, accommodations/meals/transfers in Tawau if arriving after 4pm or departing before 10am, gratuities, alcoholic beverages, equipment rental other than above, dive instruction, nitrox fills of $11 per dive, oxygen fills, Sipadan park fees of ~$13 pp/day while diving in Sipadan Park. Further, unlike many of our past locations, there is very little to do at this resort for non-divers other than snorkel, enjoy the calm, beautiful venue, and possibly limited shopping and spa treatments.
Diving Medicine CME Program: $600 before Feb 15, 2013; $750 thereafter.
* Amount quoted is per person/double occupancy in junior cottage. Rates include taxes. Prices and rates subject to change. Package does not include round trip airfare. Other room categories available ($1999.00-$2599.00 per person/double occupancy, single rates also available). Price is for payment by check or cash. 5% additional charge for payment by credit card. Space is subject to availability, there is limited space available, your space is not guaranteed until completed application form and deposit is received and confirmation provided. Other restrictions may apply. See DiveAway 2013 Sipadan Water Village, Malaysia Application form for complete details. +Restrictions apply, packages subject to terms and conditions.
For more info and registration forms contact:
Jeff Bozanic - Next Generation Services, Inc.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (LBMMC). The UHMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by UHMS and LBMMC are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.
This six-day course in diving & hyperbaric medicine is open to everyone, but is an exciting and opportune way for physicians, nurses and health professionals to earn continuing medical education credits while enjoying one of the most beautiful, adventurous and exciting islands in Malaysia- and, of course, there is fantastic diving!
The objectives/goals of this CME course is to provide a comprehensive overview of diving medicine, cover many topics related to hyperbaric medicine in order to provide the participant with the tools necessary to understand:
- how the undersea environment affects divers
- discussing fitness to dive and return to diving issues
- the evaluation of diving related injuries,
- the management of these conditions, and much more.
- The History of Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine
- The Physics of Diving
- Physiological Responses to the Underwater Environment
- Decompression Theory
II. SURFACE/ENVIRONMENT ISSUES
- Blackout/Apneic Diving
- Marine Animal Injuries & Envenomation
- Hyperthermia and Sun Exposure Issues
III. DESCENT ISSUES
- ENT Aspects of Diving
- Non-Pulmonary Barotrauma
- Thoracic Squeeze
IV. BOTTOM ISSUES
- Nitrogen Narcosis
- Oxygen Toxicity
- Carbon Dioxide Toxicity/CO Poisoning
V. ASCENT ISSUES
- Extra-alveolar Gas/Arterial Gas Embolism,
- Decompression Sickness
VI. DROWNING/NEAR DROWNING
VII. FITNESS TO DIVE
- Medical Considerations/Physical Health & Fitness
- Age Considerations, Cardiac Health and Diving
- Innate Immunity
- Mammalian Adaptation to Diving
- History of Diving Injuries
- Accident Analysis / Case Histories
- Physical & Mental Health Training for Divers
VIII. SPECIAL FEATURES
- Hyperbaric Medicine - Mechanisms, Indications, Safety, Applications for Diving Related
Diseases and off label indications
- Technical Diving, New Species Discovery in Cave
- Rebreather Diving, Cave Diving
- Medical/Surgical Resources on Dive Sites
- Seafood Toxidromes
- Forensic Diving Cases - Antarctic Diving, Hypothermia
- New Developments in Diving Technology
- Wilderness, Extreme Location/Travel Medicine
- Divers’ First Aid /Medical Kits.
"The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees."