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Norway's Underwater 'Guinea Pigs'

Diver Brushneen

Mike Brushneen, one of the British divers who died in the North Sea

By Iain Haddow

BBC News



The North Sea oil rush of the 1970s offered big rewards for high-risk work and claimed several lives. Now families of British workers who died in Norwegian waters want to understand what happened to their loved ones.

In the early 1970s, the North Sea was a watery Wild…

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Added by Dive Diva on April 2, 2010 at 9:51pm — 1 Comment

When Hell Freezes Over

The following is supposedly an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats…

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Added by Dive Diva on March 31, 2010 at 11:32am — No Comments

BREAKING NEWS IN AUSTRALIA MILLIT DIVER DEAD

some bad news ...



Diver dies at South Korean warship rescue site



A South Korean military diver searching for survivors from a navy ship that sank off North Korea has died. The diver lost consciousness as he searched wreckage of the Cheonan warship which sank after an explosion on Friday, the military said. Rescuers have been working to get inside the ship, split in two by the blast. Forty-six sailors are missing. The cause of the explosion is not yet clear, but a senior… Continue

Added by Stephen Diver on March 30, 2010 at 5:12am — No Comments

s.s.d.d

Mąż do żony:



- Czemu Ty taka tępa jesteś? Nie mogę już tego znieść! Nawet



suwakiem



logarytmicznym nie umiesz się posługiwać! Albo się nauczysz, albo



wypierdalaj!!!



Następnego dnia mąż wraca z pracy, a Żona wita go w korytarzu z



suwakiem



logarytmicznym w dłoni:



- Twój członek ma 16 centymetrów długości. Moja pochwa ma…
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Added by raszpo on March 29, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Deep Blue Death Squad

Shirt.Woot has printed another of my shirts!


I'm thinking this is one that some of you underwater people might like, so here it is. Hopefully none of us will ever actually encounter a pod like this.


Deep Blue Death Squad is currently for sale for $10 and after today will be available for $15 for a short time. So that means if you like it, get on over there before it's sold…
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Added by Tasha (aka jewelwing) on March 25, 2010 at 5:31am — No Comments

Project Green ROV!

The start of our new undertaking... What was just an ordinary Thursday afternoon, sitting by the pool in the back yard, enjoying the sun and some great

conversation, sparked the adventure in two young men's lives.






Andrew Bird and Josh de Monbrun, two Ocean Engineering students, were discussing different

projects and ideas in regards to the needs of the…

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Added by Josh de Monbrun on March 23, 2010 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Santa Barbara’s Commercial Diving Heritage Runs Deep

Few realize the South Coast is the birthplace of the commerical deep-sea diving industry. Award-winning SBCC professor Don Barthelmess aims to get the word out.

By | Posted on 05.03.2008

Is necessity the mother of invention? Sometimes. But in the case of modern commercial deep-sea diving,…

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Added by Dive Diva on March 19, 2010 at 3:51pm — No Comments

First Time Writing one of these so be Kind!

Thought some people might be interested to read about this - its taken from a local TV program that covered the issue last week.

Some people REALLY need to pull their heads in about wrecks - esp ex RAN Ones - if they kick up too much of a stink other states will be getting the next ships and when the current FFG HMAS Sydney is scraped i would prefer personally to see her on the bottom ageing gracefully then under the scrap mans torch somewhere near her home port (like HMAS Brisbane)…

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Added by Stephen Diver on March 15, 2010 at 3:46am — No Comments

Tool

Has anyone encountered This "Munas" idiot ??

Added by Jason Fell on March 8, 2010 at 9:55am — 4 Comments

RADIATION DANGER FOUND IN OILFIELDS ACROSS THE NATION

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Added by Dive Diva on March 8, 2010 at 9:20am — 3 Comments

The Problem with Stainless Steel

The following article appeared in the Summer 1999 issue of the "Old" Underwater Magazine. Dr Harvey P. Hicks, PhD. was a regular contributor to Underwater Magazine and a column in each issue called The Corrosion Column. This article addresses the problems with Stainless Steel.

UnderWater Magazine Article reprint: Summer 1999…

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Added by Dive Diva on March 8, 2010 at 5:54am — No Comments

new budget-minded weight belt design

Hey folks,

I've been diving fulltime for over 10 years now. We all have our tricks of the trade, but this one I want to share with everyone. After several thousand hours diving this system, it is now available.

It's a weight belt chassis with suspenders, 4 low positioned d-rings for tools, and stainless buckles posiitoned for easy ditching if necessary. Lots of room for adjustment, and the belt accepts standard dive weights. The setup is industrial strength,…

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Added by Michael Lombardi on March 2, 2010 at 1:33pm — 2 Comments

Oceanus Research, LLC

Oceanus Research,LLC has a

vision for developing new technology, improving upon existing ideas,

and support, to further advancements in the ocean industry. We are

constantly testing new ideas as technologies change and improve. Our

goal is to become a leader in the ocean engineering field to support

the advancement of research, exploration, and discovery of our largest

and…
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Added by Josh de Monbrun on February 23, 2010 at 5:08pm — No Comments

OLD SCHOOL

The following article was written by Stephen Harrigan and appeared in the May 1981 issue of Texas Monthly Magazine. It gives a the newbie dive school grads a peek at what Ace, Flynn, Chuck, Bill, etc. are talking about when they refer to "old school." I especially like the comment about a "good tender." Enjoy ~ Diva.

DIVING FOR DOLLARS

Just off the Loop in Southwest Houston stands an…

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Added by Dive Diva on February 17, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Convicts are given a new lease on life - as deep-sea divers

WEEKLY WORLD NEWS

February 24, 1981

Convicts are being taken out of their barred cells and given a chance at a better life - as deep-sea divers.

And the elite few who survive the grueling 10 - month training reenter society as highly skilled underwater experts who can earn as much as $100,000 a year.

"It's a great profession and they are making…

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Added by Dive Diva on February 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

For all of the Police and FD Divers out there

POLICE DIVERS SHOULD:

Learn to use the water, not conquer it!!!



Professional attitudes towards equipment and year round training, under all types of conditions, day or night, may mean the difference between saving a life, or losing one.



All divers must be aware of his surroundings and cohorts at all times.



Education and in water practice drills must be on going. Knowing the water, and the area you are working in, increases confidence, which when stress…

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Added by POLICEDIVER on February 5, 2010 at 4:35pm — 2 Comments

Rolex Oyster Chronometer

Wotcha!!!



Due to the fall out from a marrage split I'm having to jetterson some of .....as my ex would call it divers junK!!!

I've got a pile of old diving stuff, kit, books, bandmasks helmets.... It's got me in a bit of a tail spin as my contract is in delay on project works and the civils side has dropped off (time of year) so I'm selling the family seat (Chateu Greenwood !!) along with bits n bobs to keep the ex in the life style she's been accustomed .

I've a bunch of… Continue

Added by William Greenwood on February 1, 2010 at 11:01pm — 3 Comments

I need a time out in the sun!!!

I need a job in the sun....... That was the thought that entered my head at 2 am this morning!!! It was still swimming around (you know what it's like...a bad tune you can't stop whistling) so I decided to get up check out cDiver be for going for my morning run.



The work has dropped off, been on the beach with Divex in Aberdeen Scotland. the project I was on has slipped alittle so I've time to kill for a month, currently on standy for Grampian Diving in Scotland but civils is quiet… Continue

Added by William Greenwood on February 1, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Dive Mates

Hi its Woody (John Greenwood)

I'm seeking out any of my old Dive Mates from the Professional Dive Academy CDC17, I'm now working with Divex based in Aberdeen Scotland, working on the latest Sat Systems. I contacted Lemons this week and he's living on the west coast of Scotland, so I'm going to make a point of seeing him, I'm at my girls in Crieff Pershire at the moment....

Best Regards All

Woody

Added by William Greenwood on January 28, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Day the Sea Caught Fire: 20 years after the Piper Alpha explosion, the survivors get to tell their story



The Piper Alpha explosion was the world's worst off-shore oil disaster. The disaster killed 167 men, only 59 men of the crew survived. The death toll includes 2 men from a rescue vessel. Insurance claims totaled $3.4 billion USD.



The fire was visible 70 miles away as a distant, flickering flame on the horizon.



The heat generated was so intense that a helicopter could only circle at a perimeter of one mile, the tongues of… Continue

Added by Dive Diva on December 19, 2009 at 6:21pm — 4 Comments

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