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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.

 Divers Institute of Technology will be offering its DCBC Unrestricted Surface Supplied Air Supervisor course November 14-18, 2011. The course has full reciprocity with IMCA.
Classes will be held at DIT’s new location:
Divers Institute of Technology
1341 N. Nortlake Way, P.O. Box 31449
Seattle, Washington 98103
Phone: (800) 634-8377      
Fax: (206) 783-2658
For more information, please call Frank LaQue or Gary Young at 206-783-5542.
Revisions for the 2012 ADCI Blue Pages are taking place. If there are any changes on Company Contact Information, please fill out attached form.
DEADLINE IS OCT 7th 2011. No changes can be made after this date.

Members that haven’t paid 2011 dues are considered to be in "LAPSED STATUS" and will not be included in directory.

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Call For Papers and Introduction of Technical Program Leadership

Introducing Rachael Z. Miller, UI 2012 Small ROVs Track Leader

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Call For Papers and Introduction of Technical Program Leadership

Introducing William Kohnen, President, Hydrospace Group

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Dear Diver Medic:
The National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology is pleased to announce a DMT refresher training course. It is scheduled for January 25/26, 2012 and will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This unique training opportunity is organized and sponsored by the National Board and will coincide with Underwater Intervention 2012, the Association of Diving Contractors International’s annual conference.
Several diving medical specialists have agreed to speak. The National Board is also very grateful to Safety Management Systems, a division of Acadian Companies, and headquartered in Lafayette, LA. SMS agreed to make available several of its instructors and all necessary manikins for the clinical and diagnostic skills sessions.
A registration fee of $75.00 will cover all course materials, lunch (Cajun style) daily, coffee and sodas throughout each day, and a DMT t-shirt.
Registration is limited and available on a first come first served basis. To reserve a place go to http://www.nbdhmt.org/forms/DMT_Refresher_Training.pdf. Here you will find the application form and a preliminary program outline. If you have any questions not answered in the attachments contact the National Board at nbdhmt@aol.com.

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.
Previous studies demonstrated that animals exposed to repeated compression-decompression stress acclimated (i.e., developed reduced susceptibility) to rapid decompression. This study endeavored to characterize inflammatory and stress-related gene expression and signal transduction associated with acclimation to rapid decompression.
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SAN JOSE, Calif. Trying to learn once and for all whether a 440-foot-long oil tanker sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1941 off the Central California coast still poses a risk of a catastrophic oil spill, a team of scientists is preparing to probe the wrecked ship with high-tech gear.
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The U.S. Army recently deployed a remotely operated underwater munitions recovery system (ROUMRS) over Ordnance Reef, an area off the Waianae Coast of Oahu.
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In the opening minutes of the 1981 James Bond movie "For Your Eyes Only," a British spy ship inadvertently hauls in an underwater mine and sinks. In today’s world of war and terrorism, the threat of underwater weapons is all too real. The Navy wants to detect underwater explosives remotely, and thanks to a new study, it may have a way to do it.
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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office officially added "Lil' Larry" to its dive team Thursday.
Named for retired chief deputy Larry Hines, the 25-pound submersible robot adds extra eyes and a set of new capabilities for the dive team.
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J.D Neuhaus L.P.
Tampa, Fla. U.S. salvage company Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. said Monday it had found the sunken wreckage of a second British ship full of silver, lost in the First World War. The Tampa, Fla., company said it had found the remains of the SS Mantola under 2,515 metres of water in the North Atlantic Ocean. It was located about 160 kilometres from the site of the SS Gairsoppa shipwreck, which Odyssey discovered last month. The Mantola was believed to be carrying about 600,000 ounces of silver - worth more than US$19million at today's spot market price for silver.
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Inland Salvage Inc. (www.inlandsalvage.com) has successfully completed the removal of buried obstructions for a port expansion project in Reserve, LA. During the expansion project it was discovered that several steel objects buried in the river bottom were obstructing the pile driving operations of the construction crews.
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Cambridge, UK: AVEVA (LSE:AVV), a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, today announced the 12.1 release of its AVEVA Marine solution which offers enhanced reporting options, improved productivity and extended language support features.
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TGS announces receipt of a seismic permit from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulations and Enforcement (BOEMRE) to acquire 3D Wide Azimuth (WAZ) data in the Gulf of Mexico. This project is expected to be part of the 2012 investment plan.
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Jurong Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, has secured an approximately S$130 million project to convert the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) tanker, the MV "TAR II" (ex STAR II), to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for MODEC.
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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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Using the same technology proven in its existing C-Quester models, which can dive to depths of up to 100m (328 feet), Dutch luxury submarine manufacturer U-Boat Worx has announced a new line of exploration submersibles certified for diving to depths from 100 to 1,000m (328 to 3,280-feet).
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A Compact Cougar with tooling skid.
Seen as ideal for shallow water wind turbine construction work, four specially designed leaner versions of the Saab Seaeye Cougar XT ROV have been ordered by Pommec, the Netherlands based technology provider to the diving industry.
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Shark Marine Technologies Inc.
Association of Diving Contractors International
5206 FM 1960 West, Ste. 202
Houston, TX 77069
Phone: (281) 893-8388
Fax: (281) 893-5118

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