Grants awarded

Research & Safety Promotion Grants

There are currently three categories of grants: 

1. Research grants, 

2. Diving Safety promotion grants, and 

3. Diving Medical Education Grants. 

We have had quite a few applications for these grants (discussed in detail below) but our challenge remains to encourage many more, and in a range of relevant areas. 

We have also offered support to worthy causes consistent with our mission to reduce diving‐ related morbidity and mortality. 

Grants awarded up to 1 November 2021 are:

 

Grant                                                                                                                   

Diving Emergency Service Scholarship ($4,000)                  

Online gas contamination program (DAN America) ($15,000)                     

DCI promotion (books) ($3,000)

Online dive medical references uploading (Rubicon Foundation) ($1,000)

Research – Diver evacuation in Qld (Townsville Hospital) ($20,400)

Scholarship for doctor to attend Diving Medicine Course ($5,000)

Sponsorship (Hyperbaric Nurses & Technician Association) ($1,500)

Dive Safety Seminar (POW Hospital HBO Unit) ($1,500)

Dive safety/medicine books (HMAS Penguin SUM) ($300)

Scholarship for doctor to attend Diving Medicine Course ($5,000)

Scholarship for doctor to attend Diving Medicine Course ($5,000)

Sponsorship (Hyperbaric Nurses & Technician Association) ($1,500)

NZ dive fatalities investigation grant  ($3,000)

Risk Assessment & safety equipment (Reefcheck Australia) ($3,300)    

NQUEC Accident flowchart printing (NQUEC) ($550)        

Cave rescue equipment (CDAA) ($15,000)

SSBA inspection equipment for investigation fatalities ($18,400)

Online dive medical references uploading (SPUMS) ($4,900)

Research - Medications & diving (Austin Health) ($6,300)

Scholarship for doctor to attend Diving Medicine Course ($5,000)

Support for  Diving Medicine Course  (Fiona Stanley Hospital) ($2,000)

Scholarship for doctor to attend Diving Medicine Course ($5,000)

Part scholarship for doctor to attend Diving Medicine Course ($2,600)

Part scholarship for doctor to attend Diving Medicine Course ($2,600)

Part scholarship for doctor to attend Diving Medicine Course ($2,600)

Uploading back issues of dive medical journal (SPUMS) ($9,300)

Research – CO2 narcosis (Auckland University) ($3,100)

AED grant (dive club) ($1,250)    

AED grant (dive club) ($1,250)

AED grant (dive club) ($1,250)     

AED grant (dive club) ($1,250)

AED grant (dive club) ($1,250)

AED grant (dive club) ($1,250)

AED grant (dive operator) ($1,000)    

AED grant (dive operator) ($1,000) 

AED grant (dive operator) ($1,000) 

AED grant (dive operator) ($1,000) 

AED grant (dive operator) ($1,000) 

AED grant (dive operator) ($1,000) 

AED grant (dive operator) ($1,000) 

AED grant (dive operator) ($1,000) 

Part AED grant (dive club) ($800)

Support for Dive Medical Course (HMAS Penguin) ($4,500)

AED grant (dive operator) ($1,000) 

Ascent guide for indigenous fisher-divers (Curtin University) ($7,000)

AED grant (dive operator) ($1,000) 

AED grant (dive operator) ($1,000) 

AAED grant (dive operator) ($1,000) 

 

In addition, the ADSF has been involved in a variety of Dive Safety Promotions, including the publication of The Diving Emergency Handbook, Decompression Illness, and Diving First Aid Management Slates (for both Australia and New Zealand) which have been freely distributed to dive clubs and dive operators throughout Australia and New Zealand.

 

Internal research  

The ADSF has been acknowledged as supporting multiple published research papers, as indicated below. 

·       Lippmann J, Lawrence C, Davis M. Scuba diving-related fatalities in New Zealand, 2007 to 2016. Diving Hyperb Med.
2021; 51: in press.

·       Lippmann J, Bennett M, Mitchell SJ. ANZCOR Guideline 9.3.5 – First aid and resuscitation for divers who have breathed
compressed gas. Melbourne: Australian and New Zealand Resuscitation Council (ANZCOR) [Internet]; 2021. [cited 2021
May 15]. Available from: https://resus.org.au/guidelines.

·       Dunne CL, Madill J, Peden AE, Valesco B, Lippmann J, Szpilman D, Queiroga AC. An underappreciated cause of ocean-
related fatalities: A systematic review on the epidemiology, risk factors, and treatment of snorkelling-related drowning.
Resuscitation Plus 2021. Available from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S266652042100028X?
via%3Dihub.

·  Taylor SE, Taylor DM, Pisasale D, Booth K, Lippmann J. Regular medication use by active scuba divers with a
declared comorbid medical condition and victims of scuba and snorkelling-related fatalities. Diving Hyperb Med. 2021
Sep 30;51:264-270. doi: 10.28920/dhm51.3.264-270. PMID: 34547777.

·      Lippmann J, Lawrence C, Davis M. Snorkelling and breath-hold diving fatalities in New Zealand, 2007 to 2016. Diving
Hyperb Med.
2021; 51. Accepted

·      Lippmann J. Fatalities involving divers using surface-supplied breathing apparatus in Australia, 1965 to 2019. Diving
Hyperb Med.
2021; 51. Accepted.

·      Scarf C, Fock A, Lippmann J. A review of diving practices and outcomes following the diagnosis of a persistent foramen
ovale in compressed air divers. Diving Hyperb Med. 2020. Diving Hyperb Med. 2010; 50:358-63.

·  Lippmann J, Taylor D McD. Scuba diving fatalities in Australia, 2001 to 2013 – chain of events analysis. Diving Hyperb
Med.
2020; 50:221-30.

·  Lippmann J, Taylor D McD. Medical conditions in scuba diving fatality victims in Australia, 2001 to 2013. Diving Hyperb
Med.
2020; 50 (2):98-104.

·  Lippmann J, Taylor D McD, Stevenson C. Scuba diving fatalities in Australia, 2001-2013. Diver demographics and
characteristics. Diving Hyperb Med. 2020. 50 (2):105-14.

·  Lippmann J. Rescue and resuscitation factors in scuba diving and snorkelling fatalities in Australia, 2001 to 2013.
Undersea Hyperb Med. 2020;47(1):107-15.

·  Banham NDG, Lippmann J. Fatal gas embolism in a breath-hold diver. Diving Hyperb Med. 2019.49(4):213-4.

·  Lippmann J. Snorkelling and breath-hold diving fatalities in Australia, 2001-2013. Demographics, characteristics and
chain of events. Diving Hyperb Med. 2019;49(3):192-203.

·  Edmonds C, Lippmann J, Bove A. Immersion pulmonary oedema in Oceania – An analysis of 31 cases from Oceania.
Undersea Hyperb Med. 2019;46(5):581-601.

·  Edmonds C, Lippmann J, Fock A. Immersion pulmonary oedema - Case Reports from Oceania. Undersea Hyperb Med.
2019;46(5):603-610.

·  Ascencio-Lane C, Smart D, Lippmann J. A 20-year analysis of compressed gas diving-related deaths in Tasmania. Diving
Hyperb Med.
2019;49(1):21-9.

·  Lippmann J. Fatal shark attacks on divers in Australia, 1960-2017. Diving Hyperb Med. 2018;48(4):224-8.

 

In addition, the ADSF was involved and acknowledged in the following publications in the past year:

·      Australian Water Safety Council (2021) Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030. Australian Water Safety Council, Sydney.

·      Cooney, N., Lippmann, J. Ellis, A., Daw, S., and Lawes, J. (2021) Coastal Safety Brief: Diving and Snorkelling. Surf Life
Saving Australia: Sydney

The Australasian Diving Safety Foundation Limited is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 60 623 963 744.