Ambassador: Hans Örnhagen Destination: Curacao Resort: Lions


Ambassador: Hans Örnhagen Destination: Curacao Resort: Lions
Ambassador: Hans Örnhagen
Destination: Curacao
Resort: Lions Dive Resort
Learn about Diving Medicine
After last years successful trip with Dr Hans Örnhagen to Curacao, we have decided to repeat this holiday. This trip is a combination of diving on tropical reefs and a thorough guide of diving in medicine, health and lifestyle. Hans Örnhagen is a well known authority on diving medicine and is also the club doctor for SSDF. Hans will have interesting lectures during the trip, including topics such as: Health requirements and obstacles for diving, equalization and adaptation to pressure, inert gas, dive tables and dive computers, development and treatment of decompression sickness, injury panorama and accident statistics and Oxygen in diving accidents. The group will stay together in Lions Dive Resort on Curacao in the Caribbean and will have the opportunity to do a lot of diving on the amazing coral reefs in the area. Lions Dive Resort
Lions Dive & Beach Resort is by far the sportiest hotel on Curacao and its superb location makes it a perfect launch point for discovering some of Caribbean's best kept secrets. 4**** Located on an idyllic, palm studded private beach that overlooks Curacao famously clear waters and the fringing reef of Curacao’s National Underwater Park. Lions Dive & Beach Resort has been built in a typical Dutch Caribbean style, with 2 and 3 floors surrounded by a tropical garden. You can reach our private beach from any spacious room, apartment or luxury suite in a matter of moments. Lions Dive is a versatile resort with a suitable accommodation for everybody. From standard hotelrooms to rooms with a stunning oceanfront view. From 2-­‐bedroom apartments around our unique 50 meter pool to luxury suites overlooking beach and ocean. And as a finishing touch, we have our 200m2 Lions Penthouse! Diving Curacao
Curaçao has much to offer for divers, especially beginners, and among divers, is very similar to her more well known sister island, Bonaire. The best dive sites are located to the west of the island, and forty out of the islands sixty sites are located not far from shore and are therefore easily accessible. Curacao offers both boat and shore diving. One of the islands best dive sites is the wreck of the Superior Producer, a seventy-­‐metre long boat that has been resting on the seafloor for the past thirty years. A glide through Curacao´s signature reef dive -­‐ Mushroom Forest -­‐ is not easily forgotten. Mountainous star coral heads in no more then 20 meters of water have been eroded at their bases, sprouting mushroom-­‐like. This lush coral garden is tended to by loads of shelter-­‐seeking fish. In 1977, the 200 ft Superior Producer just set sail for Columbia when her cargo shifted, and she took on water and sank. Situated upright, between 20 and 40m, you´ll find three decades´ of sponges and coral growth, as well as loads of fish. Curriculum (in Swedish)
Även om många tror att det är trycket på djupet som ger belastningen vid dykningen så är det faktiskt så att några av de största fysiologiska förändringarna sker I samband med att man övergår från att vara landlevande till vistelse i vatten. Under kursen, dykerimedicin, kommer vi att i föreläsningar och laborationer gå igenom de olika effekterna av vatten och tryck på människan. Föreläsningar: • Introduktion till kroppens organsystem och basala funktioner, hälsa och diet • Effekten av lokalt vattentryck (immersion) på andning, cirkulation m.m. • Vistelse i vatten, neddykning, arbetskapacitet i vatten • Transport av gaser i blodet, gasuppladdning och utvärdering, dyktabeller • Bubbelbildning, dekompressionssjuka och behandling av dekompressionssjuka • Hälsodeklarationen, hinder för dykning, handikappsdykning, barn och dykning • Olycksfallsstatistik och skadepanorama vid dykning Laborationer: • Undervattensspirometri och ergometri i vatten • Andhållningsfysiologi • Tryckutjämning av mellanörat • Att mäta kondition • Övning i tryckkammare På övrig tid kan vi prata om allt det andra exotiska som vätgasdykningen och vätskeandningen för att inte tala om allt det spännande ni varit med om och kanske söker förklaring till. Vill du förbereda dig inför kursen och ha en källa för ytterligare info under resan, kan du köpa H Örnhagen “Dykerimedicin och hyperbar fysiologi” Studentlitteratur, 2011, Lund till rabatterat pris. Ambassador Hans Örnhagen
I can say from the start that although I have had a CMAS dive certificate for over 40 years, I am not a big diver. On the other hand, I have spent my entire adult life involved with diving medicine, dive medicine research and eductation in the subject. I am currently the club doctor for SSDF (Swedish Sport Diving Federation), and since 1977, I have been involved with educating the Swedish Navies dive doctors. Since 1999 I have held two week courses in the Maldives, in diving medicine for doctors according to the EDTC curriculum. I have written several books on the subject, where I have condensed what I have felt was the most important compenents that a doctor should know about diving medicine. Some of my recents titles have been "Diving medicine and hyperbaric physiology," which came out in 2011. Now that I am retired, I spend a great deal of my time learning about historical stories of diving, but I still continue to be a consultant within the dive medicine field. It is too much fun to quit yet. Trip Details
Date: March 19 – 30 mars, 2015 Destination: Curacao
Resort: Lions Dive Resort
Included in the price:
• Flight From Scandinavia – Curacao r/t • Transfer Curacao airport – Lions Dive Resort r/t • 9 nights in shared ”Run of the House” double room at Lions Dive Resort with breakfast • 6 days boat diving with 2 dives a day, guide, weights, 12L tank • Local taxes • Dive medical education with Hans Örnhagen Not included in the price:
Dive equipment not mensiond above Nitrox Other activites, meals and drinks Tip Single supplement +3700 SEK Price per diver: 25 900 SEK Price per non diver: 21 900 SEK •
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trip/terms.php. The given information that Scuba Travel has in its written information (ie the trips content, amount of dives, diving at a special location), is provided under the pretence of optimal conditions (ie political/ governmental decisions, weather, etc). The dive leader or boat captain that is in charge of the trip always has the right to change the contents of the trip due to weather, political decisions, or other acts that lie outside of their control that can affect the customers or ships safety. In this situation, the customer has no right to compensation or refund. Trip Details
Equipment rental: Complete dive equipment rental is available. Please contact us for the most updated price. Insurance: Cancellation insurance with ERV is available for a cost of 6% of the total trip cost. Extra baggage: Due to the ever-­‐increasing restrictions placed on checked-­‐ in baggage on flights, overweight/ extra baggage must be reported to and accepted by, the flight company. We will happily assist you to book you extra weight that is required. Please note that prices and baggage allowance varies between flight companies. Contact Scuba Travel in good time before your departure. Important:
• Your passport must be whole and valid for longer than six months after the date of your arrival home • All divers must have a dive certificate, dive logbook, proof of dive insurance, a dive computer and a Surface Marker Buoy with them on their dive trip • For this trip we recommend all divers to be certified PADI Open Water Divers or equivalent and have a minimum of 10 logged dives How can I pay for my trip? Via bankgiro, bank transfer or via online payment with Visa and Mastercard How much do I pay and when? When you have accepted the offer from Scuba Travel Scandinavia, you will receive a booking confirmation within one to two workdays. To confirm your spot, a deposit of 2000 SEK is required within 7 days from the booking date. If you are booking a trip with a scheduled flight, you will need to pay the total flight cost immediately for Scuba Travel to be able to book your flight. Before this has been done flight cost and availability can change. The final trip cost should be paid at the latest 14 days before your departure date. Why choose Scuba Travel? • "Quality product -­‐ affordable pricing” – After many years in the dive industry, we have connections around the world. In this way we are able to find the best partners that are going to offer our customers high quality products to affordable prices. • We know diving – Our staff are all experienced divers and have dived in several destinations around the world. Together we have visited over 70 countries, and most of us are dive instructors. Besides our sales and office staff, we have a large network of Scuba Travel Ambassadors that are specialists within several different areas, such as UW-­‐
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