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From the late 1950's through the 1960's the U.S. Navy SEALAB program was guided by Captain George Bond. While this diving program got less media exposure than NASA's space program and even Cousteau's rival Conshelf program, SEALAB's impact has been very profound by proving the viability of saturation diving.

The Following article is taken from the US Navy EDU Website

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009

On July 20, 1964, SeaLab I (commanded by CAPT George F. Bond)… Continue

Added by Dive Diva on August 30, 2009 at 9:38am — No Comments

Working in SE Asia

Work in SE Asia has been slow. However, some companies always have work. Having DMT or Inspection is a plus. Knowing somebody who knows somebody is how you get the job.. are only as good as your last dive...Small Crowd in this game. If you drop a spanner in
Africa..they the divers here about it on a DSV in Dubai...

Anyone working in Brunei or Miri, Malaysia for Sarku?

Added by Maximwithfield on August 15, 2009 at 12:06am — No Comments


Great effort, does anyone think that that guy needs a spam filter in his life ???

Added by Tony Liddicoat on August 14, 2009 at 7:29am — No Comments

Autobiography of a Diver,

Hi everyone.

Greetings from the sharp end. I am an old and bold diver who wrote my autobiography which has resulted in a 374 +page book with 140+ photographs taken during my 49 year diving career. A diverse and interesting career which took me around the world as a commercial, military and recreational diver. As I have now joined cDiver's ranks, I just wanted to share the knowledge acquired with you budding diving youngsters.The book is called, "Five Bells" Job Done ~ A Divers story. Check… Continue

Added by Tony Liddicoat on August 9, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Fred Aichele passed away August 8th, 2009

For those of you who knew Fred, he was a good man.

From an email sent around by Ross Saxon, a close friend of Fred:

Subject: Fred Aichele

Friends. I regret to inform you that Fred Aichele - our friend - passed this morning after a long illness. Fortunately; the last days of his life were comfortable as he was in no pain and was surrounded by his family and many friends who attended his going away party last weekend at his home. A good time (although sad) was had by… Continue

Added by Dan Dolson on August 8, 2009 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Where to buy Jewelwing t-shirts

So I've had some of my designs up here for a few weeks now and the feedback has been great. I'm still working on making my dive shirts available, but in the meantime, here are a few other designs that are for sale.

"The Filthy Hippies"

Good for telling those hippies what you really think or for representing yourself if you are, in fact, a hippie. BUY @


The… Continue

Added by Tasha (aka jewelwing) on July 31, 2009 at 10:54am — No Comments

"What ever happened to Jeff Spicoli"

Okay, admit it: Jeff Spicoli was your high school hero. While you were doing laps at football practice and cramming for SATs, he was cutting Mr. Hands history class and buring another bowl of weed-ies. But your dedication paaid off right after high school, right? After all, what kind of future could a baked-potatoe-head like Spicoli really have? I plundered the Ridgemont High alumni files to find out. After all, someone who has meant so much to so many needs to be tracked down. And everyone… Continue

Added by Scott Owens on July 18, 2009 at 12:16pm — No Comments


Somebody has got to do something about crime in the streets. Every day it seems as though there are more criminals running loose out there, and the quality of their work is pathetic.

I base this statement on a crime experience I had recently in the streets of New Orleans while visiting Mike Bonner, who lives in the heart of the French Quarter and divides his time pretty much equally between being a Commercial Diver and trying to park his car. This experience occurred as we were… Continue

Added by Scott Owens on July 16, 2009 at 10:29pm — 1 Comment

I want the Patch

Greetings gentle readers, I have a cheap friend. His name is Oscar. To say he is cheap is basically an understatement. Even his wife will say Oscar is cheap. One would think that he would learn sooner or later that you get what you pay for.

Well Oscar is a smoker, you would think that if your going to kill yourself with smoke you would at least kill yourself with quality. You would think wouldn't you. Well you would be wrong to think that he would buy name brand. Oh no, not Oscar. He… Continue

Added by Scott Owens on July 16, 2009 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

The last flight of the Midnight Eagle

Greetings gentle readers, this article is about one of the last diving jobs I did for Torch. After reading it you will understand why it was one of the last jobs I did for Torch.

Torch like all pipe laying companies wants more barges, so they build the "Midnight Eagle". A suppose great and majestic Dynamic Positioning Barge. State of the art in every way.

The problem is, when you go state of the art, you don't buy your equipment in the bargain basement. Case and point.… Continue

Added by Scott Owens on July 16, 2009 at 10:23pm — 2 Comments

Lookin for a "Rules & Regulations For The Construction & Classification Of Submersibles & Underwater Systems" "Lloyds Register"

Hi, Im a doing an investigation and I need this doc**ent, somebody can give me a copy, because the homepage for Lloyds askme be a member for download. Im working in DSV Boa Canopus in Sonda de Campeche Mexico.
Emiliano De Luna Cruz

Added by Emiliano De Luna Cruz on July 13, 2009 at 4:43am — No Comments

Another Sea Story

That's right boys and girls gather round,

it's Uncle Scott's sea story time. And as some of you kiddies know some of

Uncle Scott's stories are rather twisted.

This particular sea story begins on thanks giving day just before

dinner time when I worked for a company called Epic Divers. Not a bad

company. Lot's of fun. The owner was a lady that we all loved, cared for

and admired. So for someone like that you would sacrifice thanksgiving.

Besides… Continue

Added by Scott Owens on July 10, 2009 at 6:38am — 1 Comment


starting on a new project with neptune marine services and us underwater services, tuesday ill be gone for around one month. maraner 103 production platform.

Added by chad burgess on June 29, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

Don't Feed Elmo

This is an old story I published on Offshore diver. But it is still good enough to share.

Have you ever been on a job that was just too good to be true. One that seemed to make all the B.S. that you had to go through just to get there seem worth it? One that was so much fun that you knew in your heart that some how reality was going to look at you and realize that you as a human were not allowed to be enjoying yourself like you were.

I was on a job like that… Continue

Added by Scott Owens on June 16, 2009 at 12:36pm — 2 Comments


I just bought my first umblical and comm box, yeah for me, thanks Obama!

Added by sam townsend on May 5, 2009 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

DIVER died

A fellow diver of DIT is in critical condition today after a accident at the school.

Added by Ory Thingelstad on May 4, 2009 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments


I cant stop thinking about diving ,If im not in the water kicking my own ass then im not living . I think about diving all the time , Even when im not working. One of my co-workers asked me do you always think about diving and i replied dont you? I love my job . I always wonder am i the only one who thinks like this ? I live for this stuff , I cant get enough of it . I feel so lucky to get to do what i love the most which is commercial diving . I always say i get paid to play . If im not diving… Continue

Added by liz vazz on April 24, 2009 at 10:19pm — 5 Comments

Scams in Malaysia

Hozit i just want to let u oaks know that there is a man with the name of bar. Jateht Mohamad his number +60143627161 Hil offer you a substantial amount of for a job offer on the Sarawak Project and you must pay 850 US!! And the so called embassey has a Yahoo mail adress. Please advise this is a scam!

Dive Safe

Gerrit Herselman

Added by Gerrit Herselman on April 10, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Depressed because you never received an email reply in 24 hours

It had me thinking of a bygone era when the mail would arrive on the supply vessel and if your letter had just missed the boat it could be another week till you eventually had it in your hand, by this time of course any news reported would be a fortnight old.

Maybe we should cut them some slack on the email.

Added by John on April 9, 2009 at 11:33am — No Comments

Update on

Hi everyone!

First off, a big THANK YOU to all the divers and companies that have written in letting us know how much you're enjoying! It's cool how the little things are what motivate you to work hard through the day and we enjoy the fact that what we're doing is appreciated by all you guys. Feel free to write into us anytime at with any thoughts, ideas, improvements or things you'd like to see on that… Continue

Added by Adam Broetje on April 9, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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