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Search and Retrieval Operations Ongoing for Flight QZ8501

January 6, 2015

The search and retrieval operations is ongoing for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501. A special dive unit has been assembled to scour the crash site for more debris, victims’ bodies and to find the plane’s data recorder by the time the weather conditions become better. The dive team referred to as the Frog Troops consisting… Continue Reading »

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Top Contracts in 2014

December 26, 2014

The editors of Subsea World News have selected contracts that exemplify best-in-class among those that were signed during this year. Subsea World News’ Top Contracts of 2014 were selected on the basis of best awarded jobs and different companies involved in some of the biggest signings this year.   Technip, Heerema Awarded $3.5 Bln Subsea Contract… Continue Reading »

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Frogmen: First ashore on D-Day

December 23, 2014

2014 saw the anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France, but in terms of remembrance the vital role played by British divers remained as well-concealed as the “frogmen“ themselves had been.  ROB HOOLE sets the record straight FEW CAN HAVE MISSED this year’s media coverage of events marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in… Continue Reading »

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How deep is your love? Underwater Wedding

November 25, 2014

Dorota Bankowska is one of the few females in the male-dominated saturation diving industry. She and her husband initially got married in Plock, Dorota’s hometown in Poland, just last month but decided to renew their wedding vows deep inside a dive training tank of The Underwater Centre in Fort William on November 22, 2014. The… Continue Reading »

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Commercial divers solve complex tasks, often in deep waters. But what exactly do they do?

November 4, 2014

Divers come in many shapes and sizes. Strictly speaking, we can divide them into four types: recreational, technical, professional and commercial divers. Recreational divers make up the majority of the group, and are typically trained to dive up to 130 feet with scuba gear. Technical divers can go beyond 130 feet, and will utilize other… Continue Reading »

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Submarine man

November 3, 2014

An Egyptian breaks the world record for the deepest scuba dive. Ghada Abdel-Kader talks to the latest member of Guinness  Egyptian scuba diver Ahmed Gabr has set a new Guinness world record for the deepest scuba dive ever. Gabr dived to a depth of 332.35 metres (1,090 feet, 4.5 inches) in the Red Sea off the coast… Continue Reading »

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Navy’s Largest Exercise Underway in Middle East

November 1, 2014

The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX), the world’s largest naval exercise, with 44 participating nations from six continents, began with the Maritime Infrastructure Protection Symposium in Manama, Bahrain, Oct. 27.  The exercise is organized and led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet. IMCMEX is an opportunity for more than 6,500 personnel from… Continue Reading »

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New Diver Trainer – The Underwater Centre

October 23, 2014

Commercial diving is a booming industry making it one of the most sought after careers in the energy sector today. The need for diver trainers also becomes more apparent with the rising number of commercial diver aspirants. The Underwater Centre, Tasmania announced that a new Diver Trainer will be joining their team. David Loudon was… Continue Reading »

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