Apply Human Factors. Master the Dive.

Award-winning. Globally Unique. Mindset Changing. Improving Safety.

Fundamentals: For Your Head!

The majority of diver training agencies have a 'fundamentals', 'essentials' or similar class to make sure buoyancy and trim are sorted before progressing to technical or cave diving

But...

Most accidents and adverse events in diving are not down to undetected technical failures, poor buoyancy or incorrect trim, but rather a breakdown in communication, poor decision-making or a lack of situational awareness, or more likely a chain of events which are based around these human factors and nobody provides training in this subject in a holistic manner. 

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The Basics

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Instructor Tools

This 3-hour online class is a great starting point to find out why we make mistakes and how we can reduce the likelihood of an accident or adverse event occurring.

We dive into decision making, situational awareness, communication and cooperation skills, and crucially, their interdependence. Using case studies and practical exercise, we bring the topic to life. Want to gain a quick but valuable insight? 

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If you are a dive leader, master or instructor, or undertake higher risk diving like CCR, Cave or Tech Diving, this globally-unique course is a MUST.

Providing an in-depth understanding of human factors and their impact, and a wealth of practical techniques combined with case studies and more theory. Do you want to push yourself more than just the micro-class and learn more?

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Are you a recreational/technical instructor who wants to take your development to the next level and be given the skills, knowledge and expert-produced training materials to inform and develop your students further?

If so, this 4-hour instructor development course is designed for you! PLUS, an optional additional programme is available with new materials and case studies provided monthly.

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Taking it to the next level!

Our 2-day core topics and 3-day advanced classes are the ultimate in hands-on, experiential learning.
These intensive training days will hone and perfect your skills in… • decision making • teamwork • situational awareness • leadership/followership • communication • stress and fatigue management

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What is Human Factors Skills in Diving About?

On Jan 15, 2009, an Airbus A319 landed on the river Hudson after encountering a massive birdstrike which killed both engines. Capt. Sullenberger's piloting skills were impressive, but his teamwork, leadership, situational awareness, decision making and communications are what really saved the day. These are known as non-technical skills or human factors skills.

The classes provided by The Human Diver for the diving community are based on the syllabi used by high reliability organisations like the Royal Air Force, the CAA, the FAA and the Royal College of Surgeons to ensure aircrew and surgeons can operate at the highest levels of excellence. 

These skills are equally applicable to diving, be that as an instructor or as a cave, technical or CCR diver. In 2011, the UK HSE recommended that CCR divers should undertake HF training as a way of reducing incidents and improving diving safety. This training fills that gap for the diving community.

Why should I learn about this?

These courses do not focus on the technical aspects of diving but rather decision making, situational awareness, communications and cooperation skills, and crucially, their interdependence.

Research indicates that diving incidents are rarely down to undetected technical issues rather they are impacted by the variability of human performance. i.e. we make mistakes, errors and break the rules!

Divers spend plenty of money on the 'shiny' stuff but how often do you consider improving the grey matter between your ears? That grey matter has far more impact on your safety than the latest gadget...

Award Winning Programme

At the 2018 TekDiveUSA technical diving conference attended by more than 500 delegates, the online micro-class was awarded the Innovation award “For innovation and/or product design that has increased the safety and extended the field of technical diving.”

100% Money Back Guarantee

If you are not content that you did not get value for money we will refund the amount you paid for it. However, you need to provide some feedback as to why the learning didn't happen and potentially how we can make the class better. What do you have to risk?

What does a two-day class look like?

A short video showing a 2-day class in progress using GemaSim

What now?

High performance requires a level of commitment. Are you ready for that challenge? If this subject really interests you and you want to take your learning to the next level, visit the pages below. Practice doesn't make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

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