Mt. Pleasant, MI Underwater Forensic Investigations Workshop for everyone responding to outdoor aquatic scenes
Oct15

Mt. Pleasant, MI Underwater Forensic Investigations Workshop for everyone responding to outdoor aquatic scenes

October 25, 2018 (evening) – 4 hour format. This evening session is geared toward everyone who would respond to an outdoor aquatic scene.  o   To register for the 4 hour evening class, Click here to see the brochure with class description, and registration...

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Mt. Pleasant, MI – Underwater Forensic Investigations Workshop for Dive Teams, Canine Teams, and Water Rescue Teams
Oct15

Mt. Pleasant, MI – Underwater Forensic Investigations Workshop for Dive Teams, Canine Teams, and Water Rescue Teams

                      October 25, 2018 (daytime) – 8 hour format. This daytime session is geared toward dive teams, canine teams, water rescue, etc. To register for the 8 hour daytime class, October 25, 2018 Click here to see the flyer with class description and registration form        Michigan Association of Medical Examiners ...

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Video – “Butch Hendrick is some magical rope tying wizard” – Frank Lewis
Oct05

Video – “Butch Hendrick is some magical rope tying wizard” – Frank Lewis

Come learn directly from Butch how to handle rope and tie knots.  Saturday, October 20 (registration closes Oct. 13) October 20, 2018 Click here to register: Rope and Knot –Tying Class: Bayport, New...

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Ice season is coming – is your dive team ready?
Sep25

Ice season is coming – is your dive team ready?

Technical Ice Diving The words “technical diving” are popping up all around the diving world these days. Sometimes I am not sure how they actually relate; does technical diving mean that we are just diving mixed gases, or does it mean that we are actually planning a technically responsible dive? No matter how you look at it, the words “technical diving” have a definite meaning when we discuss ice diving, and specifically as it...

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Our deepest sympathy for the loss of the diver in Thailand.
Jul06

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of the diver in Thailand.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Saman Kunan, who lost his life trying to rescue the boys trapped in the cave in Thailand.  Our deepest sympathies also go out to the Special Operations team who dedicate their lives to taking care of others, and to the country who has lost one of its heroes. ...

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What Would Butch Do?  Butch Hendrick on the rescue efforts in Thailand
Jul05

What Would Butch Do? Butch Hendrick on the rescue efforts in Thailand

Butch Hendrick on the rescue efforts in Thailand: There are several issues to consider in preparing the youth soccer team to be rescued from the cave. We are not there so we cannot understand all of the realistic difficulties. The following is based on my experience training thousands of divers in high-risk, zero-visibility environments and with people who are phobic of water. Issue 1: Problems regarding rescue safety. Cave divers,...

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