Diving infringements reported by police
The Civil Guard has reported nine diving infringements in Lanzarote.
The Group of Under-water Activities Specialists (GEAS) inspected a total of 16 diving centres, a club and seven dive sites. The areas included Tías, Yaiza, Tinajo and Teguise.
The complaints encompass not having the proper authorisation from the Canary Governmen to open a dive centre, not having or filling official control books of equipment and customers and the safety conditions of the recharging facilities as well as the requirements and controls necessary for autonomous breathing in underwater activity.
In particular, the infringe-ments have been processed for not having made the corres-ponding five-yearly periodic inspection (OCA) of a com-pressor, for not submitting a written report of the results of the annual review and verification, mentioning the correct operation of all the control and safety elements of the installation, as well as for not presenting certificates of the annual visual inspection on the diving bottles.
Another of the infringements concrns not carrying out a medical examination on a staff member before diving.