28 Jul 2010

Safety recommendations listed after diver's death

7:49 am on 28 July 2010

Wellington Coroner Ian Smith has listed recommendations on diver safety in his findings into the death of a woman while diving.

Jacqueline Ngapera, 37, died after failing to resurface from a dive in December 2007 off the Wellington coast.

Her body was found on the seabed the following day.

A police dive squad member said Ms Ngapera and her diving buddy had an insufficient dive plan and she was not wearing a watch to monitor the time she had spent in the water.

The recommendations include that divers monitor their depth and time and have a plan if an emergency occurs.