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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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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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Stay Up-to-date: ADCI Advisory Notices on COVID-19

March 24: This advisory notice is provided to stress the importance of stakeholders vetting secondhand information on guidance for the sanitization of commercial diving life support equipment.Recently, a diving contractor contacted the ADCI to verify an alleged guidance that OSHA/ADCI had issued, recommending the utilization of a diluted bleach mixture for post-dive cleaning of dive helmets. This is completely inaccurate, ...

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What Did You Say? The Truth About Radios

By Ocean Eye, Inc.’s Chris Gabel Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of the article What Did You Say? The Truth About Radios, which ran as an excerpt in the January/February issue of UNDERWATER Magazine. The excerpt can be read here.  You know the old adage: the job is only as successful as its weakest link. Nowhere is that more true than whenyou are ...

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A Slice of Diving History

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr Karr was a famous French 19th century journalist, who penned this epigram in 1849. This letter, written by Commander G.A. Converse to Lieutenant Commander Uriel Sebree, affirms how many divers, both military and commercial, can be slow to embrace change. The letter offers some insight into the ...

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Client Education in the Inland Sector

Running an inland commercial diving company in South Florida, Alex Delgado keeps running into this: Construction companies do not know they are going to need divers, they hear a bid, think it’s too high, don’t want to pay commercial diving companies because they did not budget for it, so they find some scuba divers who are already working for them, ...

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Gulf of Mexico Subsea Market Outlook 2016

The Gulf of Mexico shelf is sinking and the deepwater market is barely staying afloat. The shelf market and the deepwater market, like the rest of the world’s oil producing regions, is dependent on the price of oil. Oil price is dependent on supply and demand. The basic assumption was that demand would always increase but that sometime in the ...

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