Category Archives: Dive Industry


JFD Develops New System to Improve Diving Safety

February 27, 2016

JFD, the subsea operations and engineering company, part of James Fisher and Sons, has launched a new Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA) for commercial divers. According to the company, the bailout system, designed and developed by JFD as part of its Divex range of rebreathers, extends the duration of the supply of emergency breathing gas, delivering… Continue Reading »


WATCH: Navy Divers Detonate UXO Off Cape Wrath

August 13, 2015

A team from the Northern Diving Group is spending a fortnight at the north-western tip of the British Isles dealing with a rich haul of unexploded bombs. Each summer the bomb disposal experts from Faslane decamp to the ranges at Cape Wrath to get rid of high explosives peppering the seabed. The remote ranges, the… Continue Reading »


Osiris Qualifies as Approved Supplier with BP Global Diving

January 11, 2015

Osiris has successfully passed an audit with BP Global Diving that sees them reach approved supplier status to carry out surface supplied air and nitrox diving and ROV services within UK and European waters in upstream and downstream projects. The audit took place towards the end of 2014 and was conducted at the Osiris’ head… Continue Reading »


Maven invests GBP4.25 million in the MBO of diving control specialist Fathom Systems

December 22, 2014

Private equity firm Maven Capital Partners (Maven) has led the Management Buy-Out (MBO) of Fathom Systems Limited (Fathom). Established in 2005, Fathom provides niche solutions and products to the commercial diving, Remotely Operated Vehicles and underwater engineering sectors. The business now generates a turnover of GBP5 million and employs 36 skilled personnel.    The transaction… Continue Reading »


IADP – A New Voice For Diving Professionals Worldwide

November 24, 2014

A new organisation has taken up the challenge of representing dive professionals worldwide and across all agencies. The International Association of Dive Professionals (IADP), founded by dynamic dive entrepreneur Henri Hemmerechts, is a non-profit organisation that represents the interests of all diving professionals, regardless of country or affiliation. IADP will act as the united voice… Continue Reading »


Maritime law: Protecting commercial divers’ rights

November 7, 2014

On behalf of Michael Shelton of The Shelton Law Firm posted in Maritime Injury on Thursday, October 30, 2014. If you are a commercial scuba diver in Texas or Louisiana, then your job is inherently hazardous, but you are nonetheless entitled by law to a reasonably safe work environment. Safe commercial diving requires proper training, planning, cooperation and adherence to established… Continue Reading »


Underwater Welding Battle: A Fight for Each Day

October 28, 2014

I have a huge amount of respect for underwater welders. Huge. Why? Well, partially because of the courage they display in the face of risky endeavors like saturation diving and underwater cutting. But the risk is well-known in and outside the industry. In fact, it’s a little hyped-up in my opinion. The bulk of my respect goes to… Continue Reading »


TORM Hires Albwardy for Diving Services (UAE)

September 16, 2014

Danish product tanker carrier TORM A/S and UAE-based Albwardy Marine Engineering (AME), an Albwardy-Damen JV, have signed a Service Level Agreement for diving services in the UAE region. The purpose is to further strengthen their relations and respective commercial reliability. The diving services will be handled from AME’s facilities in Fujairah and include full hull… Continue Reading »


Family Man or Lone Wolf? Inland Versus Offshore Underwater Welding

September 2, 2014

One of the biggest decisions faced by underwater welders is work location: Where’s the best place to find a job? A dock on the Boston harbor? Local water tower maintenance in Quebec? An oil rig a thousand miles off the Gulf of Mexico? Inland (onshore) and offshore divers face different sets of circumstances in their respective fields. The nature… Continue Reading »


Cairn Confirms Oil Presence in FAN-1 Well Offshore Senegal

August 28, 2014

Oil samples have been recovered in the FAN-1 exploration well being drilled offshore Senegal by FAR Ltd and its joint venture partners Cairn Energy PLC (Operator), ConocoPhillips and Petrosen – the Senegalese national oil company. Elevated gas and fluorescence were encountered in a shallow secondary target and the presence of oil was confirmed by an… Continue Reading »

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