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Looking for Canadian Divers
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Just like the titles says, we're currently looking for as many Canadian Commercial Divers as possible. Must be able to prove Canadian Citizenship.Work for the job is scheduled to run from the middle…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Tonkin Dec 6, 2016.

Dive Contracts
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Does anyone know where to locate dive contracts?  cDiver is looking to post open dive contracts on the site, so if anyone knows where to locate available dive contracts please let cDiver know. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Omar Pérez May 23, 2010.

Crazy/Cool/Close Call Diving Stories
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Hello all-I am the Project Manager in charge of running cDiver.net.  We are wanting to write an article about any crazy/cool/close call diving stories and thought we'd open it up to all of your who…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gomer Pile Jan 18, 2013.

Upcoming Diving Conferences
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Does anyone know of any upcoming diving conferences?  Anything about upcoming events about commercial diving, whether it be about ROVs, dive safety, new products, etc...  Any upcoming events relating…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luis Hidalgo Mar 4, 2010.

 

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Jason Tonkin replied to John Broetje's discussion Looking for Canadian Divers
"Gmail email address..most established diving companies will have there own domain could be a scam be careful."
Dec 6, 2016
Gomer Pile replied to John Broetje's discussion Crazy/Cool/Close Call Diving Stories
"Mom & Pops story here....    No s***, there I was. Newark Port Authority, pre 911. 300 some odd feet up a 400' cement tunnel. Hoggin mud, hypodermic needleds, maxipads, condoms etc. I need to backstep here... The other…"
Jan 18, 2013
Papy One replied to John Broetje's discussion Crazy/Cool/Close Call Diving Stories
"Hi John, This little message to tell you that I'm back here on this forum with a new profile. Couldn't get connected anymore with the old one. Also to inform you that I'm now retired from a long career in the diving…"
Jan 17, 2013
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Will replied to John Broetje's discussion Looking for Canadian Divers
"Pretty vauge post, is it for the east coast or whats the deal here ?"
Nov 6, 2011
Skylar replied to John Broetje's discussion Looking for Canadian Divers
"emailled, no response..."
Nov 6, 2011
PAISTE replied to John Broetje's discussion Looking for Canadian Divers
"From your post I suppose us US divers with Canadian Certs. arn't welcome....I've even got Dutch certs.      Like I've always told my minions, it's not about your ticket, but more about work visas and pay roll.…"
Nov 5, 2011
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Octopus Steals Video Camera then Swims Off With it (While Recording!!!)

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May 17, 2011
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Diver's Find 1,500 Live Ammo Shells Beneath New York Bridge 66 Years After Military Accident

"thats actually pretty cool when you think about it he was the first to see this missing munitions in a long time"
Apr 12, 2011
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Lady affected by BP Gulf Oil Spill

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Lady affected by BP Gulf Oil Spill

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Mar 11, 2011
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Sean vs. Grouper

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Morse Diving New Logo!

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Aug 29, 2010

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At 1:34pm on February 14, 2011, Steven A. Burgess said…
Hey John, Thanks for follow-up on job board issue. I understand you're working on it. Good luck! However, your response leads me to now ask, Have we lost all previous submitted personal resume data on the job board page? Regards, Steve
At 3:13pm on April 19, 2010, Peter J Pilkington said…
John

Not affiliated with DIT at all other than to complete your form, it was required you enter a dive school and my oldest son attended the school 18 years ago.

Back in 1998 when the USCG first proposed to revise the 46CFR I was an active participant meeting in Washington with Diane Kalina pushing for some basic changes and then submitting a lengthy comparison between the current CFR and the ADC proposal.

1. hold the contractors responsible, not the supervisors
2. training requirements for divers, licensing
3. dive supervisor licensing
4. requirements for back up equipment, regardless of depth of dive or size entity
5. requirements for back up divers, regardless of depth of dive or size entity
6.

The list goes on most of which was covered in the USCG hearings held in Port Arthur Texas in June of 1999. In 2001 the then Commandant endorsed virtually everything we were looking for and then the Coast Guard moved on to other endeavors dictated by the mandates of the events of 9-11 and all efforts were lost, the regulations stayed as is.

You only need look at what has transpired over the past 10 years to see that nothing has been learned and nothing has changed. Look no further then the events under the USCG Healy two years ago were two USCG divers died. No tender, no back up diver, un inspected equipment, no qualified supervisor, no dive plan, no emergency plan...............................

I may not be a commercial diver and I no longer have a dog in this fight but I did promise in my son's eulogy I would do my best to make a difference.

Now I see the fight begins again,



Peter J Pilkington
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At 6:45pm on March 17, 2010, John Carl Roat said…
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At 10:16am on March 11, 2010, John Carl Roat said…
Thanks John things are about to gert interesting
 
 
 

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