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The ADCI has implemented an industry-wide initiative to educate operators in the offshore and inland sectors, both internationally and domestically, on what is at stake when contracting for underwater services. In this episode, we tackle the topic of contractor selection and discuss what an operator should be aware of when looking to hire a diving contractor.


In this episode, we look at how the ADCI Scholarship Program has benefited recipients of the award and learn how to help keep this important program running. This episode also educates ADCI members on the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame and how to submit nominations.

The Importance of Client Education
Episode One: Leadership

We begin our seven part series on client education with a conversation on the role of leadership and its part in mitigating risk for both the diving contractor and the client.

Highlights from Underwater Intervention 2013

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During the general membership meeting at UI 2013, the ADCI board listed the new initiatives it's involved with.

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Divers train for worst-case scenarios, but deadly hazards such as differential pressure, or Delta P, can be overlooked. Consider the tips outlined in this updated video before performing maintenance underwater.

Hazards of Underwater Burning
Underwater burning creates hydrogen / oxygen mixtures that are highly explosive. Consider the tips outlined in this updated video before performing underwater burning.

ADCI Member Update – December 2012
• ADCI Updates 2 Training Videos
• Underwater Intervention 2013
• ADCI's Latest Initiative in Video

Fox Industries, Inc.
Operators are gearing up for the changes in SEMS II, including new training requirements.  Will you be ready? The new SEMS II requirements be in effect within four months.

Here’s what participants receive:

(1) Easy to understand explanations of SEMS
(2) The information you need to meet new SEMS II changes
(3) Lessons learned from 2013 audits

Where: Underwater Intervention (Morial Convention Center, Room MCC 213), New Orleans, LA
When: 12 February 2014, 0900 -1300 hrs. (9 AM – 1 PM).
Cost:$250.00 (ADCI Members) $275.00 (Non-ADCI Members)

Register through the ADCI Office at Btreadway@adc-int.org or (281-893-8388)

Seats will fill up fast, so don’t wait to register.
Dates and Location
This Instructor-led training session will take place in New Orleans, LA, from February 10-13, 2014.

The latest changes to the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS), which became effective January 13, 2005, require FHWA-approved bridge inspection training for all divers conducting underwater inspections. One method of meeting this requirement is the completion of an FHWA-approved underwater diver bridge inspection training course. Satisfactory completion of this 4-day course will fulfill the NBIS requirement.

This course provides an overview of diving operations that will be useful to agency personnel responsible for managing underwater bridge inspections.

Course topics include: methods of underwater inspection, underwater material deterioration mechanisms and inspection techniques, scour inspection techniques, underwater element-level rating, and underwater bridge inspection training. A final examination based on course content will be administered to participants.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the needs and benefits of inspecting the underwater portions of bridge structures
  • Describe typical underwater defects and deterioration, and identify conditions contributing to rates of deterioration
  • Identify the types of inspection equipment available, and the advantages and limitations of each
  • Identify procedures for planning and performing thorough and safe underwater bridge inspections
  • Assign component and element level condition ratings for underwater components in accordance with NBIS and agency requirements 
Who Should Attend
The course is intended for trained divers who require a knowledge base of underwater bridge inspection and evaluation techniques in order to meet the educational requirements of the NBIS for underwater bridge inspection training. The course would also be of interest to non-diver bridge inspectors, as well as FHWA, State, and local agency structural engineers.

Public seats for this course cost $995 per participant. FHWA employees may take this course at no cost.
Session Bonus - Participants who sign up for this NHI session will be permitted to enter the ADCI convention "UI 2014", held in New Orleans, LA, from February 11-13, at no additional cost! 

Click Here To Register

Additional Resources
  1. For more registration information, please visit the Introduction to Participating in an NHI Training page on the NHI Web site
  2.  If you have additional questions about registering for this session, please contact NHICustomerService@dot.gov
  3. For more information about this course and similar NHI courses, please visit the NHI Web Site.

DecomWorld’s Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit, the largest and most influential business conference & exhibition for the decommissioning industry, is returning for its 6th year to drive forward the most crucial industry debates. 

With Over 700 offshore, decommissioning and abandonment executives gathering, plus a packed 60+ exhibition hall showcasing the most cutting-edge technology, make sure you secure your ADC International discounted pass before Friday 14 February using discount code ADCI200 to save $200 here: http://bit.ly/DecomSummit-Register 

Plus, don’t miss out on the ground-breaking Diver & Underwater Safety Panel session, where the industry’s most well respected names will be coming together to debate the key decommissioning diving issues, in such instances as underwater burning, pipeline decommissioning, environmental concerns, alternate cutting devices and site clearance.

For more information, please  click here, visit the website or contact Philip Chadney on the details below.

6th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit
March 10-12, 2014 | Royal Sonesta Hotel, Houston, TX, USA

Philip Chadney
Project Director | DecomWorld
+44 (0)20 7422 4341


ADCI is proud to announce the 2014 Inductees into the ADCI Commercial Diving hall of Fame:

Van T. Bell

George Cundiff

Dr. Keith Van Meter, MD

The inductees will be honored at the Awards Dinner on February 11th at Underwater Intervention 2014.

ADCI is pleased to announce the following winners of the 2014 ADCI Scholarship

Compton W. Cooper 
(Sponsored by U.S. Underwater Services)

Olivia E. Gilbert
(Sponsored by Magellan Marine International)

Join us in congratulating Compton and Olivia for their well deserved awards.


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.

If you are interested in supplying photography to be used within UnderWater’s pictorial features, please supply brief captions, along with the credit information of either the photographer or your company. See the photography guidelines below.

Please understand that the editorial plan set forth by the editorial board determines the availability of space for articles. If you would like to submit stories or photography for consideration in UnderWater, please contact Sean Garrity at sgarrity@naylor.com or (800) 369-6220, ext. 3442.

Writing Guidelines:
Articles should be between 500 and 3,000 words. Longer pieces will be considered, depending on available space.

Articles should be formatted in Microsoft Word, and sent via email to sgarrity@naylor.com.

Photography Guidelines:
Hard Copy Prints
For hard copy prints, please write any identifying and/or caption information on sticky notes and attach the notes to the backs of the photos. We ask that you not write directly on the backs of the photos or use tape to attach paper to the photos, as these practices may compromise our ability to make high-quality reproductions.

Electronic or Digital Images:
Electronic illustrations (digital images) must be a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at the actual image size. Scanned images of less than 300 dpi do not have enough detail to print well. We likely will not be able to use electronic images scanned at less than 300 dpi.

Electronic images may be submitted in any of the common image formats: .tiff, .eps, .jpg, .gif, etc. We cannot accept files in Powerpoint (.ppt), Word Clipart (.clp) and MicrosoftPublisher (.pub).

 The 2014 ADCI Scholarship Fund Raffle will feature a KM 37 – Stainless Steel (SS) helmet, a state-of- the-art diving harness, and Miller weight belt.  The helmet was donated by Kirby Morgan, and will be signed by Bev Morgan at U.I. 2014.  The diving harness and weight belt was donated by Divers Supply, Inc.

Tickets for the raffle are $25.00 a piece, and can be purchased from the ADCI office and at U.I. 2014, prior to the last day of the show on 13 February 2014.

For those who are not familiar with the ADCI Scholarship Fund, the fund was set up to assist students with pursuing their higher educational or vocational goals with an award of $4000.00.  Eligibility requirements are provided with the formal announcement that goes out each year.  The Chairperson for the ADCI Scholarship Committee is Mrs. Dori Ritter of Dive Commercial International, Inc.

Any ADCI member company can sponsor a student for award consideration by the Scholarship Committee.   I challenge all ADCI member companies to provide a contribution to the fund.  No amount is too small.  It is our one chance to give back to the community to support our most valuable asset, today’s youth. 

LinkQuest Inc.
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
Javeler Marine Services
5206 FM 1960 West, Ste. 202 | Houston, TX 77069
Phone: (281) 893-8388 | Fax: (281) 893-5118

We would appreciate your comments or suggestions. Your email will be kept private and confidential.