ForensisGroup scuba diving equipment expert witnesses have many years of experience in diver training and scuba equipment. This runs the spectrum from the basic mask, snorkel, and fins… to the most technical aspects of scuba equipment like buoyancy control devices (BCD), regulators, tanks, submersible pressure gauges (SPG), weight systems, Closed-Circuit Rebreathers (CCRs), Semi-closed rebreathers (SCRs), dive computers, dive watches, dive lights, alternate air sources, along with wetsuits and dry suits.
Generally, there are four categories for dive equipment, and some gear fits in all categories: tropical scuba equipment is for diving in warm (24ºC/75ºF and up), clear water; temperate scuba equipment is designed for diving in moderate temperature (cooler than 24ºC/75ºF) water; cold-water scuba equipment is to be used for SCUBA diving in water cooler than15ºC/60ºF; and technical diving scuba equipment is used by very experienced, highly trained divers to visit environments beyond the normal limits of recreational diving.
Our scuba diving expert witnesses’ expertise includes diving equipment design and application, equipment training, equipment standards, equipment manufacturing, and testing.
Their expert witness experience includes SCUBA related fatalities, diving equipment failures, equipment rental, as well as diving equipment investigation. They consult on issues of National Standards development for commercial diving (ANSI / ACDE-01-2009), hyperbaric diving first aid, and accident management.
Call ForensisGroup today to speak with a member of our staff. We will work with you in locating the right SCUBA expert witness for your case, as well as provide you with a free initial case consultation.
I have spent over 35 years working in the field of Scuba Diving and Submarine and Ship systems. My SCUBA expertise in overhead-environment and low-visibility diving, such as cave diving, penetration wreck diving, harbor water and suspended-solids diving. I am also experienced with the design, acquisition, fabrication, testing, certification, operation and maintenance of submarine nuclear propulsion plant components and systems, submarine auxiliary systems and surface ship systems, deep submergence platforms/systems, hyperbaric, diving, and life-support systems.
I have more than 20 years experience in diver training. My experience includes all levels of SCUBA diving. My expertise includes: rebreather training; pulmonary embolisms; instructor training; wreck diving; equipment manufacturing; public safety diving; and safe diving protocol. I have prior experience as a criminal investigator. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 30 years experience in the field of scuba diving with expertise in dive safety, scuba fatalities, and dive gear. I have experience examining and testing dive gear, as well as reporting and providing analysis/observation for diving and scuba-related accidents. I also specialize in accident prevention and treatment. I have additional experience with diving instruction and certification, and possess knowledge of various diving topics. I have more than 15 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.