Author Archives: Rachel Brown

A Message from the Executive Director

Phil Newsum I hope you enjoy this edition of Underwater Magazine. Since my last message, a number of major developments have taken place. The ADCI Board of Directors will meet to ratify the newest revision to the International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (6.4). As previously mentioned, revisions to the Consensus Standards will be done on a periodic and sectional ...

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A Message from the ADCI President

Bo Ristic Despite the challenges associated with COVID-19 and a flat market in the oil and gas sector, the ADCI has managed to press forward with a whole host of initiatives to support the industry. The association’s Physicians Diving Advisory Committee has worked hard to put together a recommended set of guidelines for the return to diving after contracting COVID-19. ...

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School Robotics Team Shines In ROV Competition

Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International ROV Competition fosters industry interest BY LUKE HULLEY here is nothing that gets young people inspired by science, technology, engineering and mathematics quite as much as the prospect of building a robot. Solving real-life problems may be the core of the discipline of engineering, but solving them with a remotely operated underwater vehicle you have ...

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How to Save Money on Equipment Maintenance

Dive equipment is expensive, and can remain costly to repair. These simple, routine tips can help save money in the long run, as long as consistent maintenance is performed. BY OCEAN EYE’S CHRIS GABEL Helmets One of the issues with helmets is dirt and mold buildup on the inside. We’ve spoken with divers and found that many were getting sick and ...

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Diving Operations Manager, Oceaneering

PATRICK JEFFRIES UNDERWATER Magazine had the opportunity to speak with Patrick Jeffries, Diving Operations Manager, Oceaneering. UNDERWATER MAGAZINE: How did you get involved in commercial diving? What are your responsibilities at your current job? I was hooked on diving at an early age. I grew up on an island in New Jersey and my first job was working on the docks. My ...

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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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