On 23 October 2016 the majority of diver training agencies in the UK, including a representative of the Scottish Sub Aqua Club, held a joint meeting at the NEC to discuss ISO/DIS 18119.2, the draft standard for gas cylinders, seamless steel and seamless aluminium-alloy gas cylinders and tubes periodic inspection and testing.

Our initial objections and concerns were a distinct lack of evidence supporting the proposed change, along with an increase in cost for our members and the wider diving community, and its resulting knock on effect in terms of diving tourism and on diving clubs.

Our representative on the committee has attended the appropriate meetings, and ScotSAC have put our full backing behind opposing the proposed changes. We are working both with BSAC and the other representatives, and independently to represent the best interests of our members in this matter. 

Read the full press release here.