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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

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.
Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) offers a leading resource for predicting and mapping tropical storm activity worldwide. The public TSR website provides forecasts and information to benefit basic risk awareness and decision making from tropical storms.
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It’s truly amazing to be able to watch this kind of work being done in real time like this. Check it out.
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According to reports, the 'dragon' manned submersible 5000 m sea-level task trial began on July 1 and lasted 49 days, range of 10,000 nautical miles, on August 18 smoothly return to Jiangsu Jiang Yin Sunan international terminal, there to 13 units from 96 researchers participated in sea trials task, researchers in the three experiments conducted five sea dive operations, a total of 8 completed 15 trips dive, dive depth is 4027 m, 5057 m, 5188 meters, 5184 meters and 5180 meters.
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The Alvin Community College Continuing Education and Workforce Development Welding Program will host an open house on Aug. 31 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the ACC welding shop in building D. Industry leaders including Miller Manufacturing and Thermodynamics Manufacturing will provide welding demonstrations, and Ocean Corporation, an underwater welding company, will share information about this specialized area of the trade.
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Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions and services, opens new workshop facilities in Helsinki, Finland. The new facilities enable Wärtsilä to offer a wide range of workshop services with rapid response times. Operations in Helsinki began in the beginning of August 2011.
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Forum Subsea Solutions, a division of Forum Energy Technologies, is pleased to announce the sale of a Sub-Atlantic Super Mohawk II ROV (remotely operated vehicle) system to Abyss International Benthic Exploration of Montpellier, France.
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The LRAD-RX systems are essentially high power spotlights which are remotely operated. They consist of sensors and are used to alert fishermen and birds from unmanned platforms. These systems are also used to monitor likely security threats on offshore platforms. The divers who work on oil rigs will be protected from the danger of fishing trawlers who penetrate into the security zones on the platforms. LRAD plans to have the order ready for shipping during this quarter of the year.
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Singapore-based Hallin Marine has taken its first step into the Australian ROV market after being awarded an inspection contract in the Bass Strait, off Victoria.
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Scotland’s Leask Marine Ltd has taken delivery of C-Odyssey, an innovative 26m LOA ‘Multiworker’ designed and built by Marine Development Holland (MDH), which produces a range of workboats at its facility in the Port of Rotterdam. Based at Kirkwall in Orkney, Leask Marine was established as a commercial diving company in 1985, growing to provide an additional workboat charter facility in support of a comprehensive range of commercial diving services. The company has supplied dive teams and workboats for marine renewable energy projects in Orkney since they first began in 2003, undertaking works such as cable laying, cable maintenance, site investigation, prototype structure installation, and even salvage recovery of a 75 ton piling frame.
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McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) ("McDermott"), announced today that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a fabrication contract by Shell Offshore Inc., for the West Delta 143 "C" deck, jacket, piles, and bridge located in 370 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract will be included in McDermott’s third quarter 2011 bookings.
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Pharos Offshore Group has started construction of a newly designed remotely operated vehicle (ROV) specifically for the offshore wind farm cable market. The new Inter Turbine Array Trencher, the ITAT 800, is an 800 HP (600 kW) self-propelled trenching ROV that can be more easily maneuvered by the operators onboard its support ship than a towed plough. It uses a unique water jetting technology to cut the seabed.
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The Super Mohawk II is a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) which finds its application in NDT inspections, survey, observation, pipe-lay support and light to medium work. Abyss in particular will employ the ROV for survey, inspection and intervention work in West and North Africa for a number of clients. Having acquired the Super Mohawk II ROV system, Abyss International is in a position to provide to its new and existing customers with high quality ROV service that is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 compliant.
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This title includes a brilliant mix of vivid reportage, history and science. Historical diving bells, Greek sponge divers, world war two frogmen and record-setting breath hold divers compete for space with misunderstood sharks, weeping turtles, smiling dolphins and erotically shaped sea slugs. From Ireland to Florida, Papua New Guinea to Vienna and the Bahamas to Seychelles, "Neutral Buoyancy" is travel writing of the most fascinating, readable kind.
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AJ Distributors supply the range of Paine specialized pressure transducers for a variety of applications.
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