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Status updated: 10th Mar, 2019

Cold and windy for our SAR training in Lough Hyne but we had decent visibility underwater. Definitely one of those days where it was warmer underwater (10C).

Thanks to Lorna and Phillipa for providing surface support today.

Divers: @Niall McCarthy Ian Beavon and John Murphy.

Status updated: 2nd Mar, 2019

A training exercise with a difference today!

Divers from West Cork Underwater Search and Rescue today worked with Pertti Arvonen of UWIS Oy, the diver tracking technology company from Finland, to trial their diver tracking and underwater data communications system. The UWIS system allows dive coordinators on the surface to track the divers in real time and allows them to pass two way data messages between them.

During our dive in Portroe Dive Centre, the surface team could track our progress underwater in real time. One of our divers had the UWIS tablet computer with them underwater which allowed him to see the position of the three other WCUSAR divers.

UWIS is ideal for supporting existing diver to surface communications systems and is a great aid in ensuring the seabed is covered during search and recovery operations.

UWIS Oy is at the Dive Ireland 2019 event and we would highly encourage other dive search teams to investigate this great technology.

WCUSAR unit divers on todays divers were, Aodh O Donnell, Don Buckley, Patrick Mulcahy and John Murphy

Status updated: 17th Feb, 2019

Eight divers from West Cork Underwater Search and Rescue carried out a number of SAR training exercises in Lough Hyne earlier today. Breezy but sunny conditions with underwater visibility close approx 8 meters and water temp of 9C.

Thanks to Muireann O'Donnell for the photos.

Aodh O Donnell Matthew Osullivan Jim Fox Ian Beavon Patrick Mulcahy John Murphy @Niall McCarthy Eamonn Barry

Status updated: 25th Jan, 2019

Great photo of some of the unit divers in Union Hall during a recent training dive. Thanks to Muireann O’Donnell for taking the shot!

Aodh O Donnell, Patrick Mulcahy, Ian Beavon, Ian McLelland, Don Buckley, Eamonn Barry, John Murphy

Status updated: 20th Jan, 2019

Divers from our dive unit completed their annual Fitness to Dive tests in Union Hall, West Cork this afternoon. The 450 meter (well perhaps a wee bit more) fin swim, diver tow and snorkel dive completed, the unit carried out a training dive around the harbour.

Water temp 9C, visibility 2 meters.

Ian Beavon, Ian McLelland, Patrick Mulcahy, Eamonn Barry, Don Buckley, John Murphy

Thanks to Muireann O'Donnell for the photographs.

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