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When American explorer Victor Vescovo made it to the bottom of the Mariana Trench last month, the record for the world's deepest manned submersible dive wasn't the only one to fall. His craft also had three Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional wrist watches strapped to the outside, and these specially made timepieces were subjected to a pressure of 1,085.10 ATM (15,946.5 psi) as they reached a depth of 10,928 m (35,853 ft), making them the deepest diving watches in history.
 
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Share your expertise at UI 2020! The leadership committee for Underwater Intervention 2020 (UI 2020) has issued a call for abstracts for those interested in presenting at the preeminent event for the underwater operations industry. UI 2020 will take place February 4-6, 2020, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
 
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 2020.
 
For more information, contact
Phil Newsum
Executive Director
(281) 893-8388 or
phillip.newsum@adc-int.org
 
Deadline for submittal of nominations:
NOVEMBER 1, 2019
 
Please visit adc-int.org 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.
 
Eligibility
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 2020.
 
Deadline for submittal of nominations:
NOVEMBER 1, 2019
 
Please visit adc-int.org to download the application form.
 
The May/June Issue of Underwater Magazine is online now. This issue features a fresh new design for Underwater. It features a preview of the Commercial Diving Workshops in store for Underwater Intervention 2020, an article about preventing decompression illness using the right tables, and a cover story about the unprecedented response to Hurricane Michael. All of this and much more in the May/June issue of UNDERWATER.
 
NUI AS, on behalf of The Association of Operators for Hyperbaric Lifeboat Reception Facilities (OFHB) will hold the 26th Bergen International Diving Semi-nar on the 13th and 14th of November 2019. For the 2019 seminar we are aiming to have similar success as in the previous 25 events and hope to achieve more participants this year as we had in 2017 when 169 delegates from 77 Companies and Organisations enjoyed two very good days in Bergen listening to the 28 speakers and participating in lively discussions relating to the diving industry.
 
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In an ideal world, all divers would come to the worksite feeling completely healthy. However, just as with any other job, divers are human. They get sick. The common cold, the flu, and bronchitis can all cause safety issues if undiagnosed and untreated. 
 
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Earlier this year at the Baselworld watch fair, Rolex unveiled its first ever two-tone Sea-Dweller, a watch that is historically steeped in underwater exploration and designed specifically for use by professional divers.
 
Providing assurance for DP operations lies at the heart of the presentation being given by Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) at the 9th Dynamic Positioning Asia 2019 conference and exhibition in Singapore 2-4 July.
 
In 2012, acclaimed oceanographer Paul Snelgrove told a TEDTalk audience that the next frontier wasn’t in our skies, but rather underwater. “We know more about the surface of the Moon and about Mars than we do about the deep sea floor despite the fact that we have yet to extract a gram of food, a breath of oxygen, or a drop of water from those bodies,” he said.
 
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS
The Commercial Diving Track at UI 2020 is starting to resemble the glory days, as the downturn not only affected our industry but also our international trade show. As you will see in this and future issues of Underwater Magazine, as the industry is rebounding back, so is the show.
 
Seattle-headquartered naval architecture and marine engineering firm, Glosten, announces the hiring of David DeVilbiss. He joins Glosten’s Marine Construction group as a Senior Marine Consultant.
 
Aqueos Corporation, a provider of manned diving and other subsea services in the Gulf of Mexico, West Coast and select International Regions and Otto Candies, LLC a provider of Diving Support Vessels, ROV-IMR equipped vessels, and DP offshore supply vessels on a world-wide basis, have entered into a multi-year agreement for the charter of the DSV Kelly Ann Candies, a USA built multi-role DP-2 Diving Support Vessel.
 
This book is about underwater life—of the human kind—written by a fine writer with genuine sea credentials. Though he cruises the ocean’s surface these days aboard a sailing yacht, Bill Streever spent countless hours below the surface in his earlier careers as a commercial diver and research biologist. Combining archival research, one-on-one interviews, and a bit of gonzo journalism, he examines various efforts, some fool-hardy and others heroic, to extend the range of human experience to the subsea world.
 

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