There has been continuing occurrence of diving injuries and fatalities caused by differential pressure.
A wide ranging review into differential pressure incidents, across the diving industry is presented. The review found a total of 66 differential pressure incidents of sufficient quality for inclusion in the report. These incidents were categorised and examined for common factors and appropriate lessons to be learnt. A range of existing guidance and advice for identifying and controlling differential pressure hazards was reviewed and a summary of ‘best practice’ produced.