Safety

A Space Odyssey

Transitioning from professional and commercial diving into the aerospace, engineering and defense communities took hard work and innumerable micro-failures.

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A Message from the Executive Director

I urge all companies performing underwater operations to review their policies and operational procedures to ensure that the tasks performed are being conducted at the highest levels of safety available, based on current best industry practice.

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Release of International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (edition 6.4)

ADCI has released edition 6.4 of the International Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations as well as and the gap analysis between editions 6.3 and 6.4.The major areas of change are: • Revised and expanded Underwater Lift Bag Section• New subsection on manifolds• New subsection on pressure-reducing regulators• Revisions to audit reports to reflect additions of manifold and pressure-reducing ...

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Diving into Health and Safety

Industry-wide collaboration is advancing health and safety in commercial diving, as ADCI Executive Director Phil Newsum explains to Adjacent Oil & Gas IQONCEPT/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Commercial diving has historically been a hazardous area of the oil and gas industry, but with the appropriate medical checks, a collaborative approach to operational management and robust auditing processes in place, the inevitable risks can be ...

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Wave of the Future

Diver Augmented Vision Display helps divers better plan and conduct diving operations By Sheryl Jackson ALL PHOTOS COURTESY CODA OCTOPUS Sometimes a technology product that doesn’t pan out for an initial use inspires other uses for the technology. Take Google Glass as an example. The initial version of Google Glass was shipped to selected developers in 2013, and then the product ...

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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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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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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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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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