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There are substantial differences between the 5th and current 6th editions. Please take time to note all of the changes and additions to:

• Operational and equipment requirements
• Diving personnel medical training requirements
• Diving personnel certification requirements
• Checklist and audit protocols

Implementation of Certification and Equipment Requirements
Except where noted, all new certification and equipment requirements will take effect immediately. Noted changes to take effect after formal adoption of this document will be annotated by a superscript (1, 2, or 3) after the stated requirement.

The legend for the superscript is as follows:

1 – Compliance required after 6 months from 7 July 2011
2 – Compliance required after 12 months from 7 July 2011
3 – Compliance required after 24 months from 7 July 2011

Preview the Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations 6th edition on the ADCI website.  A "read only" version can be found at www.adc-int.org.

The ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame was established in 2004, with the first inductees being those persons who had previously received either the John B. Galletti or Tom Devine Memorial Awards.
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Interested in contributing to UnderWater magazine?

UnderWater magazine is seeking feature stories and photography covering subjects of broad significance to the commercial diving industry. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to: safety, new techniques, new equipment, equipment reviews, recent projects, etc. Special attention will be given to articles highlighting safety; however, all topics of general interest to diving contractors will be considered. Photography accompanying your story is welcome and encouraged. Here is a chance to highlight and share some of the notable accomplishments of your company or school.
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Denso North America Inc.
The Wound and Hyperbaric Institute at Good Samaritan Hospital has been awarded accreditation by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), the leading authority in hyperbaric medicine. This accreditation is recognition that few hospitals and facilities have earned, and identifies the Institute as providing patients with advanced care.
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Kneeling in the sand beneath 120 feet of water, the ship where his grandfather nearly perished 69 years ago looming before him, James Eric Tidwell made an impromptu tribute.
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Navy divers performed an annual inspection of the historic U.S.S. Cobia at the Manitowoc Maritime Museum in Manitowoc on Saturday.
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Jiaolong, A Chinese Deep-Diving submersible, has successfully reached a depth of 5,038 meters in the Pacific Ocean, topping an earlier dive of 4,027 meters, a media report said Wednesday.
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Ontario Provincial Police say the wreckage of a Second World War aircraft that crashed and went missing over Lake Muskoka in 1940 has been discovered.
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The remains of the German submarine U-513 were recently discovered off the coast of Brazil. The sub was sunk by bombs dropped from an American plane in July 1943. Only 7 of the 53 men on board survived the attack. One survivor reported, "suddenly the bombs began to fall, one fell off the starboard side, and 3 fell right in front, then exploded..." Although Brazil had been technically neutral at the beginning of the war, it allowed the US to establish air bases from which it could launch attacks on submarines that were becoming a serious threat to allied shipping.
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OSHA has revised revised a directive* that provides guidance on OSHA procedures aimed at eliminating hazards and reducing worker injuries, illnesses and deaths during commercial diving operations.
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McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) ("McDermott") announced today the award of a significant subsea contract to its Australian subsidiary for a deepwater offshore engineering and construction project, including structural transportation and installation of subsea infrastructure.
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Subsea excavation and dredging specialist Scanmudring has formed a strategic alliance with the Marin Group to further expand global operations and build on an already strong reputation.
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Sharjah, UAE, headquartered Gulmar Offshore Limited reports that its diving/ROV support vessel Gulmar Atlantis is now on its maiden voyage from Singapore to start a minimum 6 months contract in Brazil.
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Marine Simulation LLC announced today the release of ROVsim2 O&G and ROVsim2 Pro – their new family of next generation undersea robotics training simulator systems. ROVsim2 reflects an important step in the development of 3D simulation and integrates a number of important new features and enhancements.
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Shark Marine Technologies introduced the latest in accessories for their Navigator, diver held sonar and navigation system. The SDG-N300 Digital Gradiometer allows a diver to locate and track any underwater pipe or cable of ferrous content. The SDG-N300 gradiometer is plug and playable with the Navigators Divelog software.
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Hydrographic surveys can now handle large multibeam sonar datasets even faster and make use of improved georeferencing and motion control technology.

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Early on a May morning back in 2003, I was on the research vessel Oceanus some 200 kilometers south of Long Island, N.Y., searching for something I had been chasing for years. It wasn't a white whale, but it was just as alive—and a whole lot bigger.
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Trelleborg Offshore has revealed a new diver-friendly piggyback clamp designed to improve safety during installation. Trelleborg developed the clamp at the request of leading offshore construction company, McDermott in collaboration with Trelleborg Offshore UAE distributor, Unique Maritime Group.
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Bowtech are delighted to release the next generation of underwater LED lights. With our continued history of innovation in underwater lighting, we can provide you with the best technology available.
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