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Our aim

The primary aim of IMCA’s Diving Division Management Committee is to promote good practice in the offshore diving industry on an international basis.  

Our activities

We are engaged in all aspects of equipment, operations, and personnel related to offshore diving operations. We maintain up to date guidance documents on all aspects of diving. Our authoritative diving code of practice and suite of diving equipment DESIGN documents (Diving Equipment Systems Inspection Guidance Notes) are key elements in our comprehensive technical library. 

IMCA provides secretariat services to the independent Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC) comprising diving medical specialists from around the world who provide advice on medical and certain safety aspects of commercial diving. Given our shared interest in diving safety IMCA works closely with ADCI and IOGP, and collectively form the International Diving Industry Forum (IDIF).

IMCA Contact

Bill Chilton
Diving Manager

IMCA is very active in the field of offshore diving industry qualifications. Our diving supervisor and life support technician certification schemes are held in the highest regard. IMCA also approves a number of diver medical technician courses around the world and publishes guidance on the medical examination of divers. While IMCA recognises the diving qualifications of certain certificate issuing authorities the Association does not approve individual basic in-water diver training schools or courses, which are regulated by national governments.

For further details see our certification and training pages.

Committee members

Name Company Role
Steve Sheppard Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. Committee Chair
Mike Jessop OSC Marine Group Ltd Committee Vice-Chair
Adriaen Winckers Bluestream Offshore BV Committee Member
Mark Hamilton Boskalis Offshore Committee Member
Jeremy (Jerry) Starling K Subsea Brunei Limited Committee Member
Darren Brunton KB Associates Pte Ltd Committee Member
Sean Brunton McDermott International Inc. Committee Member
Michel Teicher SISTAC Sistemas de Acesso SA Committee Member (Regional – SA)
Martin Yarrow Subsea7 Committee Member
Simon Binsted Subsea7 Committee Member
Andy Butler TechnipFMC Committee Member
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North America Diving Sub-Group

Our Diving Members in North America host a sub-group to discuss key diving related topics several times each year. The group is formed of interested diving members and provides feedback through its regional chairman into the Diving Committee.

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