The Commercial Diver Network
On November 4, 1976, two K. D. Marine divers, Howard Spensley and Charles Meehan, were ordered into the water to recover the end of a broken pennant wire which was attached to one of the anchors of the drill rig, Ocean Voyager. Their task was not unlike the one Christopher Broady and John Clarke were ordered to perform in 1974.
It was a cold Thursday morning and Spensley, from Huddersfield, England and Meehan, from the Bronx, New York, were lowered by crane in a basket to the…
Added by Michael Smart on January 4, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments
One month after the deaths of Charles Meehan and Howard Spensley in November 1976, the North Sea delivered yet another example of just how dangerous it was to send men into the North Sea daisy-chained together while diving on SCUBA.
A little after 3 o’clock in the afternoon on Christmas Eve, Comex divers Trevor Murtough and Michael Moore were lowered from the deck of the Sedneth 701 to the waterline. Again, the job was to reconnect a pennant wire to one of the rig’s…
Added by Michael Smart on January 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
On April 29, 1976, after a diver nearly lost his life on SCUBA, the Diving Inspectorate of the Department of Energy issued a Diving Safety Memorandum drawing the attention of the Association of Offshore Diving Contractors (AODC) to the “inherent limitations of SCUBA diving equipment especially when worn with a free mouth piece.”
Incidents have arisen when a diver has been put at risk using SCUBA in marginal weather conditions. Endurance is limited and good communication…
Added by Michael Smart on January 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
On June 30, 1974, divers Ian Beaton and John Dimmer were being decompressed on board the Sedco 135F after making a short bounce dive to 490 feet, when, at about the 90‑foot level, Dimmer suddenly complained of shortness of breath. He told his diving supervisor, Mike Spencer, that his chest felt like it was “full of air.” Spencer followed procedure and recompressed Dimmer back down to 100 feet where his pain was completely relieved. But when his symptoms continued to reoccur…
Added by Michael Smart on November 27, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I need a dive hat guys, If anyone has a 27, that will pass inspection, I will gladly take it of ur hands if the price is right!
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The IMCA Diving Division Management Committee, at its latest meeting, was concerned about skill fade with diver medics and agreed that more frequent refresher training would help address this concern, all certificates will be changed to be valid for 2 years.
These changes will take place from 1st July 2013, we have reduced prices of both courses to help with this change!
All students who book before this date will get a 3 year valid period on their certificate…Continue
Added by Medipro Training Ltd on May 1, 2013 at 12:51am — No Comments
In response to recent communication with IMCA we have now separated our full IMCA Diver Medic courses and Refresher courses.
We have now scheduled all new dates from June throughout 2013, please visit our website for further information http://mediprotraining.co.uk/course/imca-diver-medic-technician
Alternatively please do not…Continue
Added by Medipro Training Ltd on April 25, 2013 at 1:35am — No Comments
I was completely pre mature on recomending this school..They have no certified commercial divers in there school nor from what I see do they even have scuba instructors...Just so called open circuit (scuba) proffesionals..I think if your looking for underwater related work,,youd be better off sticking to the real commercial diving schools...These Idiots are gonna kill someone.
This is a story that really happened to me in the infant stages of my commercial diving career. I left my comfy D.O.D ( Department of Defense) job for the Army. Along with my 401K, paid leave and sick days, Full benefits. Yes i was nuts ,But diving was my passion . I had but so many good yrs left. I started out late in life . Most of my commercial diver co-workers at my age where looking to get out…
Added by liz vazz on August 14, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments
this is my blog about my dive accident.
I hope this post finds everyone in good spirits! I just wanted to make it known that we just created a new Media Kit for cDiver. If you would like some information on advertising please either contact me on my community page, email email@example.com, or fill out of the contact form on the main page of the site.
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Added by Caleb Thompson on July 6, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments
I am looking to find some info on the draeger CCBS recliamhelmet, and bailout system
Is there someone who has been diving these helmets or knows something about it.
there is no info at all on the web.
all info will help,story's/paperwork/pictures,…Continue
Alaska Air required I dump my bailout bottles and remove the valves prior to accepting luggage. One would think in all of Nome there would be somewhere to fill your bailouts. Been looking for a couple days now, none to be found. Ideas or contacts anyone???? Needed ASAP
It's my dream and goal to get into commercial diving/Underwater welding/ underwater medic Etc...
I've signed up/ enrolled into the college in Jacksonville, Florida. The next cla**** start in April. I don't have the money and don't know what to do? I have got 11,500 and need another 19,000 to get in and complete the school. I don't have any credit to get a loan and my family don't have it either. Can anyone help me? Please!!! Is there any other programs or jobs that…