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Fisk Marine Insurance International, LLC
In the 30 years of running KD Marine, managing director Hamish Petersen says many practical aspects of the offshore diving industry have not changed – nature and the physiology of humans, after all, is a constant. He puts a lot of faith in the skills of his workers and trained individuals in the wider sector to ensure proper safety standards are met.
DiveSafe International in Campbell River, Vancouver, Canada, offers two main programs. The five-week Commercial Scuba program trains students to work in scuba equipment down to a maximum depth of 130 feet. The 21-week Surface Supply program provides students with an internationally-recognized certification.
For some years now, the maritime sector has experienced breaches of various computer and information technology (IT) systems. Primarily, these breaches have been collateral damage. The maritime sector has almost never been the intended target. That does not mean that the damage has been minor.
The Offshore Diving Industry Agreement (ODIA) is a pay and conditions settlement on behalf of six employers – Rever Offshore, Subsea 7, TechnipFMC, N-Sea, Helix Energy Solutions and KD Marine. After several months of negotiations, an improved pay deal has been accepted by workers which the RMT union said “avoids the potential for strike action."
Chet Morrison Contractors, LLC

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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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
Deadline for submittal of nominations:
NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Please visit to download the nominations form and to learn more about the Commercial Diving Hall of Fame.
This year the ADCI will award two scholarships at $4,000 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 2020.
Deadline for submittal of nominations:
NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Please visit 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 Seminar on November 13-14 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 than 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.
Dive Commercial International, Inc.
The unique titanium hull Soviet submarine “Komsomolets” sank after a fire on April 7th 1989 some 180 kilometres south of the Bear Island in the Norwegian Sea. In early July, Norwegian research ship “G. O. Sars”, sailing for the Marine Research Institute, visited the site with a deep diving remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV).
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), the two major trade associations in the commercial diving industry, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on matters of operational safety, training standards and the mutual recognition of diver qualifications.
C-Kore Systems has completed another offshore campaign for the unnamed client off the West Australian North West Shelf. The company's subsea testing tools located the faulty subsea equipment allowing it to be replaced to make the field operational again, the company explained.
Naylor Association Solutions
HMNZS Manawanui is a new dive and hydrographgic vessel developed for the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). The support vessel was acquired by the New Zealand Defence Ministry to replace the survey ship HMNZS Resolution, which was decommissioned in April 2012.
Forum Energy Technologies



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