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Diving Careers: Saturation Diving

April 19, 2016

Do you ever fantasize about diving full time? Imagine strapping on your tanks and being underwater every day, and earning a paycheck to do it! Aside from the obvious — charter boat dive master or scuba instructor — there are many professions that involve full time, paid scuba diving. In this 4-part series, we’ll take a… Continue Reading »

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Underwater Welding Dangers

April 13, 2016

Underwater welding is indeed a very unique and a rewarding career, but it involves a number of risks. Here’s a bit about the dangers involved in underwater welding. Quick Fact In 1932, a Soviet engineer, Konstantin Konstantinovich Khrenov invented underwater welding technique, and it was widely applied by the Soviet Navy at the time of… Continue Reading »

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How saturation diving is embracing safety

April 11, 2016

Good news for commercial diving contractors: the saturation diving industry is changing, and it could be for the benefit of safer divers. The latest issue of Underwater Magazine featured an in-depth look at the changes coming to SAT diving. According to experienced diver Mike Brown, comfort and security have increased as divers gained access to more technology. While… Continue Reading »

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Scientific Diving and Safety Program Oversight

April 5, 2016

Diving is unusual for the breadth of applications it can support. From entry-level recreational tours to hardcore recreational-technical excursions and from uncomplicated commercial projects to offshore saturation, the reasons people spend time underwater are innumerable and varied. Law enforcement, coast guard, and military services all have a toe or an entire leg in the diving… Continue Reading »

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The Vital Importance of Dive Tenders

April 5, 2016

True or False? Commercial diving is a solitary job. False. Commercial divers are never alone! Even if a commercial diver is the only person in the water, he or she is never alone. For every commercial diver in the water, there are three additional people on the surface: two dive tenders, and one backup diver… Continue Reading »

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Following the latest best salvage practices

April 2, 2016

As a professional salvage company, it’s good to abide by the most current industry standards for proper practice. It may be better, however, to constantly be on the lookout for ways to improve. The American Salvage Association includes this as one of their “salvage safety standards.” Members are encouraged to not just be safe, but… Continue Reading »

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INLAND DIVING: WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

March 27, 2016

What do Inland Divers Do? When a bridge, dam, pier, hydroelectric plant, shipyard or underwater cabling has to be repaired or maintained, a water tank needs cleaning, or you need to haul a gruesome corpse from the bottom of a lake, who you gonna call? Inland divers! The USA is covered in rivers and lakes which have… Continue Reading »

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3 tips for responding to Delta P

March 23, 2016

“Delta P” is an industry term for the differential pressure commercial diving specialists might experience while on the job. When one body of water displaces into another, the rush of pressure could trap divers and subject them to possible damage. If a dangerous situation arises, divers need to rely on their support and best practices to resolve things safely…. Continue Reading »

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How to Become a Saturation Diver

March 21, 2016

Saturation diving, also known as mixed-gas diving, is the highest level of commercial diving, working in depths past 164 feet (50 meters). Saturation diving is intense work, dangerous and demanding, requiring physical and mental stamina, as well as extensive dive training. Saturation divers wear hot-water, breath a mixture of helium and oxygen, and descend to… Continue Reading »

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