COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the scuba diving industry due to the significant reduction in travel globally. Given travel restrictions, new safety regulations, and health concerns, it has become increasingly clear that the scuba diving industry will need to adapt to a new normal.
Search Scuba, the leading online marketplace connecting divers with dive shops, has convened a panel of industry experts – including Dr. Matias Nochetto of DAN (Divers Alert Network), Michael Menduno of InDepth, Steve Lewis of RAID, and Tanya Amaya of the Coral Reef Alliance – for an engaging discussion on the new normal for scuba diving and our oceans.
THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 TO THE DIVE INDUSTRY
Dive shops globally have never seen a reduction in activity on the scale that COVID-19 restrictions have imposed. This segment of the discussion will focus on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the scuba diving industry.
THE PATH TO REOPENING SAFELY
Regions around the world and certification agencies are putting new regulations in place for dive shops to ensure that they reopen safely. This segment of the discussion will explore new regulations being put in place to allow dive shops to reopen safely.
DIVER SAFETY – THE FACTS
What does diver safety look like in a post-COVID-19 world? This segment of the discussion must delve into health and safety considerations for divers returning to scuba.
IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON OCEAN AND REEF HEALTH
COVID-19 and the associated reduction in travel has also had an impact on the health of our oceans and reefs. This segment of the discussion will explore how COVID-19 has impacted oceanic, aquatic, and coral life.
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