The Commercial Diver Network
By Iain Haddow
In the early 1970s, the North Sea was a watery Wild…
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…Continue
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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…
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,…Continue
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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)…Continue
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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…Continue
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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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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