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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.

Since 2005, your association has inducted selected nominees into the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame. These individuals are nominated from all walks of life and represent men and women who have made a recognized and lasting contribution to commercial diving throughout their lifetime.
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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. The Hall of Fame is intended to "recognize and honor individuals whose dedication and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving through a life time of dedication." Prior inductees and short biographies are available on the ADCI Website at www.adc-int.org.
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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.
We recently sat down with Karl Huggins the director of the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber, located at the USC Wrigley Marine Institute on Santa Catalina Island to discuss his scientific contributions to diving. Mr. Huggins developed an set of decompression dive tables he titled New No-Decompression Tables Based on No-Decompression Limits Determined by Doppler Ultrasonic Bubble Detection , renamed the Michigan Sea Grant Tables by the Scientific Diving community, and then the HUGI Tables by his friends.
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After seven weeks at sea, Oceana’s second Baltic Sea Expedition to document ecologically important areas and analyse their threats, has come to a close.
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Odyssey Marine Exploration, pioneers in the field of deep-ocean exploration, announce their contract with JBR Recovery Limited to support the logistics, refining and monetization of the anticipated silver cargoes from SS Gairsoppa and SS Mantola when recovered.
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BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALS), the training program for Navy SEALs, is famously tough. More than three out of four men who begin the program "ring out," or drop out, before it is ended. That leaves just 25% left standing. To make it through, you have to be smart and strong, both mentally and physically.
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The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MOD) has purchased one Hydroid REMUS 600 system for mine countermeasure operations. The new purchase brings the Japanese MOD AUV fleet to five vehicles. The REMUS 600 AUV was specifically designed for operations requiring extended endurance, increased payload capacity and greater operating depth.
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China says Jiaolong deep-sea submersible will head thousands of meters underwater for its first dive attempt on Thursday. The first go will take the world’s first state-owned manned submersible at least 5,000 meters underwater in Mariannas Trench in the West Pacific Ocea, may further, pending weather conditions. The submersible is undergoing internal checks ahead of its attempt, having been delayed this week due to weather and sea conditions.
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EDMOND — Divers with varying degrees of experience honed their underwater explosive ordnance disposal skills Tuesday under the tutelage of Edmond cops.
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A Royal Navy bomb disposal team is due to investigate what is thought to be a huge World War II bomb discovered off the coast of Dale.
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Hydrex diver/technicians straighten the propeller blades of a large container ship moored off Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. With all five blades of its propeller severely bent, a 290-meter container vessel needed a fast, on-site solution to restore the propeller’s balance and efficiency.
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The centerpiece of this years’ Frances’ pavilion at Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea, is the SeaOrbiter ocean-going laboratory that could be exploring the seas as soon as late next year, reported CNN.
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Shark Marine Technologies Inc.
Research and Markets has released a new report titled "The World ROV Market Forecast 2011-2015".
Increase in subsea field development activity and offshore exploration is expected to drive the demand for ROV support of offshore operations within the forecast period from 2011 to 2015.
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Kreuz Holdings Limited onTuesday said it has secured a string of contracts worth approximately US$142 million from the Swiber Group for subsea installation works, and a third-party client for the provision of Remotely Operated Vehicle services.
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BP has commenced production from the three deepwater-fields in the Galapagos development –
Isabela, Santiago and Santa Cruz
– located in the Gulf of Mexico. This development is part of a series of new major upstream projects that the company expects to bring into production this year.

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A major energy partnership between the UK and Norway announced Thursday is set to generate thousands of jobs.
The two countries have agreed what they describe as a "landmark energy partnership" designed to secure affordable and sustainable long-term energy supplies.

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JDR Cable Systems has won its first ever offshore wind farm export wire supply contract. Danish developer Dong has selected the subsea inter-array specialist to manufacture a 12km medium-voltage link for the two-turbine Gunfleet Sands demonstrator.
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KUALA LUMPUR – Exxon Mobil Corp. is starting work with Russia’s OAO Rosneft in assessing what could be massive reserves of shale oil in Western Siberia, the U.S. giant’s Chief Executive Rex Tillerson said Tuesday.
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Ultra Dynamics (UltraJet) in partnership with South Boats and Rotec Hydraulics have announced the introduction of the UltraJet JetMaster 2 DNV class-approved electronic control system for South Boats Windfarm Support vessels (WFSV).
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Simrad, a division of Kongsberg Maritime, has expanded its echo sounder portfolio with the introduction of the new multi-transceiver Simrad EK15.
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Supply of CL Series Underwater LED Lights – Exhibiting at Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) 2012 Exhibition
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LinkQuest Inc.
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