Author Archives: Rachel Brown

COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR SURFACE DIVING OPERATIONS

ADCI along with its partners has developed safe practices for mitigating the spread of the virus during the conduct of commercial diving. COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR SURFACE DIVING OPERATIONS also includes an appendix that contains the UC San Diego Study on Evaluation of Divers During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please read guidance here.Spanish translation available here.

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Chief Operating Officer, Teichman Group, LLC

JIM ELLIOTT UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak with Jim Elliott, Chief Operating Officer Teichman Group, LLC. UNDERWATER MAGAZINE: How did you get involved in commercial diving? I started commercial diving in the late 1980s doing salvage and ship husbandry work and continued through the 1990s as a project manager and diver on environmental projects at an engineering firm, including working ...

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Contaminated Water Diving Exercise

CONDIVEX provides helpful program for diving in contaminated waters BY LT REECE COMER, NAVFAC EXWC DIVE LOCKER Say the words “contaminated water,” and images of major worldwide disasters like the emergency response after Hurricane Katrina or the sinking of the Exxon Valdez come to mind. Although diving in these heavily contaminated areas is not necessarily an everyday occurrence, some degree of contamination and/or ...

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A Message From The ADCI President | Bo Ristic

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy is imminent and already visible. Truth to be told, it is impossible to predict the magnitude of that impact just yet. In qualitative terms, it is safe to say it will be significant. Along the same lines, it is hard to predict how long it will take to reach some ...

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Drugs and Diving

BY TONY ALLEMAN, MD MPH The use of illicit drugs and even prescribed medication may have effects on the diver in a variety of ways. This article will cover many of the prescription medications and illicit drugs that may affect the commercial diver. Medications That Potentiate Oxygen Toxicity Narcotic analgesics, including fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, tramadol, meperidine, pentazocine, and propoxypheneDisplay footnote number:1,2,14 have the ...

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A Message From The Executive Director | Phil Newsum

I hope you enjoy this edition of Underwater. The two primary articles focus on medication and drugs in diving and a recap of the contaminated water diving workshop that was hosted by the USN. It was very interesting to see all of the cutting-edge approaches toward contaminated water diving, but in the end it was evident that the current simple approaches ...

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A Message From The Executive Director

ant to give a big thanks to all the Track Chairs, Mr. Bob Christ (Technical Program Chairman), the Underwater Intervention Advisory Committee, and Leadership Committee for putting together a very successful show.

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What’s Happening in the Commercial Diving Industry

Please be advised of the release of the ADCI International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (6.3). The new ADCI Guidelines for Underwater Ship Husbandry can be found in Section 5.40 of ed. 6.3.

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