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With over fifteen-years of public speaking experience to a wide range of audiences, Paul Haynes may be booked for diving / hyperbaric conference events; example presentations include:

  • Military Diving
  • Military Rebreather Development
  • Military Rebreather Diving Operations
  • Royal Navy Oxygen Diving Experiments of WWII
  • Italian Tenth Light Flotilla - The Original Frogmen of WWII
  • Royal Navy Miniature Submarine and Human Chariot Operations of WWII
  • On, In And Under It – A Humorous Look At A Career In The Wet
  • A Statistical Probability – Decompression Illness, A Personal Account
  • The Race to Recover the Bell of H.M.S. Prince of Wales
  • Rebreather Fatality - Contributory Physiological Factor
  • Doomed to Repeat the Past? The Re-Circulating Story of Sport Rebreather Safety.


DEC:2016

A peer reviewed paper by Haynes Marine is published in the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Society and European Underwater and Baromedical Society:

Abstract

(Haynes P. Increasing the probability of surviving loss of consciousness underwater when using a rebreather. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. 2016 December;46(4):253-259.) Re-circulating underwater breathing apparatus (rebreathers) have become increasingly popular amongst sport divers. In comparison to open-circuit scuba, rebreathers are complex life support equipment that incorporates many inherent failure modes and potential for human error. This individually or in combination can lead to an inappropriate breathing gas. Analysis of rebreather diving incidents suggests that inappropriate breathing gas is the most prevalent disabling agent. This can result in spontaneous loss of consciousness (LoC), water aspiration and drowning. Protecting the airway by maintaining the diver/ rebreather oral interface may delay water aspiration following LoC underwater; the possibility of a successful rescue is, thus, increased. One means of protecting the airway following LoC underwater is the use of a full-face mask (FFM). However, such masks are complex and expensive; therefore, they have not been widely adopted by the sport diving community. An alternative to the FFM used extensively throughout the global military diving community is the mouthpiece retaining strap (MRS). A recent study documented 54 LoC events in military rebreather diving with only three consequent drownings; all divers were reported to be using a MRS. Even allowing for the concomitant use of a tethered diving partner system in most cases, the low number of fatalities in this large series is circumstantially supportive of the efficacy of the MRS. Despite drowning featuring as a final common pathway in the vast majority of rebreather fatalities, the MRS has not been widely adopted by the sport rebreather diving community.

Key words

Diving incidents; drowning; safety; rebreathers/closed circuit; technical diving; unconsciousness

 
MAR: 2015

Presentation at Oztek, the world's premier technical diving conference on Improving The Probability of Surviving Loss of Consciousness Underwater When Using a Rebreather and The UK Royal Navy Oxygen Diving Experiments of WWII.

 
SEP:2013

Presenting 'World War Two Frogmen',  as part of a day of WWII maritime historical lectures, Paul Haynes is a guest speaker at Aberdeen Council Town Hall.

 
MAR: 2013

Presentation at Oztek, the world's premier technical diving conference on Operation Reclaim, the dramatic race by a civilian technical diving team supported by the UK Royal Navy to recover the ship's bell from HMS Prince of Wales, sunk by the Japanese in the South China Sea, December 1941.

 
FEB: 2013

After dinner speech presented to the Scottish Hyperbaric Society.

 
May: 2012

Paul Haynes featured on a rebreather safety video produced by Realm Pictures Ltd on behalf of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

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Oztek, 12 - 13 March 2011 (www.diveoztek.com.au)

Rebreather Development - Lessons To Be Learnt?

Over the last decade the re-circulating self contained underwater breathing apparatus (rebreather) has gradually established itself as the preferred life support system within the worldwide technical diving community - many of the recent cave, ship wreck and scientific explorations could not have been achieved without such technology.

Paul Haynes presents a detailed history of the rebreather looking at key physiological, engineering and design milestones, the first salvage and military applications along with its introduction into sport / technical diving.  Despite their current popularity in the sport/technical diving communities, throughout rebreather history, militaries have and continue to be the single largest user group of such technology; with commercial market forces now stimulating rebreather manufacturers to push rebreather technology into the mainstream recreational / holiday diving market, Paul’s talk closes by asking whether there any lessons to be learnt from the military use of rebreathers.

 
Paul Haynes is a confirmed speaker at Oztek, 12 - 13 March 2011 (www.diveoztek.com.au).

Oztek has established itself as a major international event that, (since its inception in 1999) has done more to highlight the adventure and excitement inherent in diving than any other, OZTeK - the Australian Diving Technologies Conference and Exhibition - continues to play a key role in creating broad awareness of those techniques and technologies that are helping to push back the boundaries of underwater knowledge.

Produced by divers for divers, the OZTeK Conference and Dive Exhibition offers unique insights into the entire world of underwater adventure by encouraging a better understanding of all that diving has to offer.

 
2010 - Scottish Hyperbaric Conference

Presentation: A Statistical Probability.

To quote the famous decompression researcher Dr Bill Hamilton, "decompression sickness is not an accident but a statistical probability"; following a technical dive, Paul Haynes discusses the personal realisation of that probability, taking the audience through the build-up to the event and the subsequent hyperbaric treatment asking are there lessons to be learnt.

 
2009 - Scottish Sub-Aqua Club annual conference

Presentation: "Military Rebreather Diving Operations"

 
OCT: 2015

Presentation Exploration & Discovery, The Lost Shipwrecks of NE Scotland delivered at the Aberdeen Robert Gordon University annual Technical Festival.

 
JAN: 2014

Paul Haynes is a confirmed speaker at Oztek 14 - 15 March 2015

Oztek has established itself as the major international technical diving event that, (since its inception in 1999) has done more to highlight the adventure and excitement inherent in diving than any other. OZTeK - the Australian Diving Technologies Conference and Exhibition, continues to play a key role in creating broad awareness of those techniques and technologies that are helping to push back the boundaries of underwater knowledge. Produced by divers for divers, the OZTeK Conference and Dive Exhibition offers unique insights into the entire world of underwater adventure by encouraging a better understanding of all that diving has to offer (www.diveoztek.com.au)

 
SEP:2013

Paul Haynes provides maritime naval operations technical advice, safety support and plays a cameo role in Pinewood Films latest production 'Pressure'.   Based upon a real event, 'Pressure' tells the story of a diving bell lost on the seabed and the divers fight to survive.

 
MAR: 2013

An evening of diving presentations at Stonehaven Royal British Legion to raise funds for local flood relief charity following sever winter storms.

 
NOV: 2012 Scottish Sub-Aqua Club Annual Conference

Rebreather Fatality - Contributory Physiological Factors

Rebreathers have now been in regular use within the sport diving community for over decade and throughout this period their popularity has continued to rise worldwide.  The list of rebreather manufacturers continues to increase in response to the market's enthusiasm for new technology and the commercial drive to introduce "simplified" rebreathers into main stream recreational diving, however, despite the hard lessons learnt over the past decade, diving fatalities involving rebreathers continue to be disproportionately high compared to those involving open circuit SCUBA.   The reasons for this are complex and varied, there are however a number of re-occuring physiological contributory factors that all rebreather divers should be aware of.  With over 20 years of rebreather diving experience, Paul Haynes takes a look at rebreather fatality analysis data and the impact of the additional respiratory loads imposed upon divers when using Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

 
APR: 2012

Paul Haynes commissioned by realm Pictures Ltd (www.realm-pictures.com) to assist with the production of a rebreather safety video on behalf of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

 
Scottish Dive Conference 13 Nov 2010

Rebreather Fatality - Contributory Physiological Factors

Rebreathers have now been in regular use within the sport diving community for over decade and throughout this period their popularity has continued to rise worldwide.  The list of rebreather manufacturers continues to increase in response to the market's enthusiasm for new technology and the commercial drive to introduce "simplified" rebreathers into main stream recreational diving, however, despite the hard lessons learnt over the past decade, diving fatalities involving rebreathers continue to be disproportionately high compared to those involving open circuit SCUBA.   The reasons for this are complex and varied, there are however a number of re-occuring physiological contributory factors that all rebreather divers should be aware of.  With over 20 years of rebreather diving experience, Paul Haynes takes a look at rebreather fatality analysis data and the impact of the additional respiratory loads imposed upon divers when using Underwater Breathing Apparatus

 
2010 - BSAC NW Regional Conference.


Paul Haynes is a guest speaker at the BSAC NW Regional Conference, 20th - 21st February 2010

 
2009 - Diver Profile

Interview by Scottish Diver Magazine

 
2008 - British Hyperbaric Association Annual Conference

Presentation: "What recreational divers are taught about decompression sickness"

 
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