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Fisk Marine Insurance International, LLC
Unique Group has extended its offering to include diving & industrial gas supply for the African offshore market from its base in Cape Town, South Africa. The extension of capabilities now includes the full range of diving, welding, industrial, laboratory, test and calibration gases, chemical tanks and gas storage equipment. These additions will help bolster the Group’s diving & life support division, thereby offering a complete solution for the diving industry.
Don Barthelmess, formerly director of SBCC's marine technology program, presented a multi-media chronology of historical events that led to Santa Barbara becoming the birthplace and home of deepwater commercial diving on August 9 at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
Discovery World hosted the first Milwaukee Classic Dive Rally between its south dock and Lakeshore Park from July 13 to 15, attracting dozens of divers and hundreds of spectators. For the dive rally, a group of highly-skilled and certified commercial divers and hobbyists put on vintage diving suits for a decent to the bottom of Lake Michigan. The bulky gear, including metal helmets and air hoses, were in wide use for nearly seven decades by the U.S. Navy, and is still deployed by some commercial companies.
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This Fall 2018, the 6.3 edition of ADCI's International Consensus Standards will bring improved standards of safety for commercial divers across the globe.
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Dive Commercial International, Inc.
The leadership committee for Underwater Intervention 2019 (UI 2019) has issued a call for abstracts for those interested in presenting at the preeminent event for the underwater operations industry. UI 2019 will take place February 5-7, 2019, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Our goal is to develop a compelling educational and technical program with all our attendees in mind. Our Track Leaders want to hear from you regarding your insight and expertise regarding the following tracks:

  • Commercial Diving
  • Manned Submersibles
  • Marine Education/Academia
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles
  • Survey and Mapping (New this year!)
  • Unmanned Untethered Vehicles
  • Young Entrepreneurs (New this year!)
  • Think Tank

To submit an abstract, please click the following link and follow the prompts. UI Program Portal The deadline to submit abstracts is August 15, 2018. If you have any questions, please feel to reach any of the track leaders directly.


Track Leader


Commercial Diving

Steve Struble,

Chapman Consulting, Inc.

Manned Submersibles

Will Kohnen,

Hydrospace Group

Marine Education/Academia

Jill Zande,

MATE Center



Survey and Mapping (New)

Edward Cassano,

Pelagic Research

Unmanned Untethered Vehicles

Justin Manley,

Just Innovation

Young Entrepreneurs (New)

Marybeth Gilliam,


Think Tank

Erica Montague,


UNDERWATER Magazine and the ADCI are looking to continue their library of industry-related images. If you have any great pictures of commercial divers, job sites, equipment, or anything else related to the industry that you would be willing to share and possibly see published in an upcoming issue of UNDERWATER Magazine please contact Steve Guglielmo at
The July/August issue of Underwater Magazine is online now. This issue features an article discussing the ADCI's input to the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee, an article from the American Salvage Association entitled "A Salvor's Toolbox," a maintenance article on drysuit ring systems and much much more. All of this in the latest issue of Underwater Magazine.
Recognizing and honoring individuals whose efforts and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving through a lifetime of dedication.

Nominees do not have to be commercial divers, but can be any individual who has been influential and who has made a significant and recognizable life-long contribution to the commercial diving community.

Inductees will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2017.

For more information, contact
Phil Newsum
Executive Director
(281) 893-8388 or

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 31, 2018

Please visit to download the nominations form and to learn more about the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame.
This year the ADCI will award 2 Scholarships at $4,000.00 each.

This ADCI Scholarship is open to members of the community of all ADCI voting member companies who are current and in good standing with ADCI, with the exception of officers and/or directors of the ADCI Board of Directors or their immediate families. This award is available for any institution of higher learning after high school including universities, colleges, junior colleges, vocational training schools and trade schools. 

Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Awards Dinner at Underwater Intervention 2019.

Deadline for submittal of nominations:
OCTOBER 31, 2018

Please visit to download the application form.
Decom North Sea, the membership organisation for the oil and gas decommissioning sector, has appointed John Warrender as Chief Executive. John brings over 30 years of domestic and international experience to the position.
Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG) entered into agreement with Rolls-Royce plc to acquire Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine, a world leading technology business within maritime operations.
UK-based Rovco has announced plans to double its workforce as it prepares for further global expansion following a robust year of growth for the company.
An advanced anode repair concept is said to save up to 75 percent in costs compared to hydraulic delivered anode repair systems. The new concept, created by SubC Partner, has been launched with the help of Saab Seaeye’s Cougar XT electric e-robotic underwater vehicle as a development platform. It can be adapted for any size and shape of sacrificial anode, whether surface mounted or welded, and offers a very fast anode exchange procedure that avoids diver intervention and can be undertaken in extreme weather conditions.



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