Diving Briefing

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$post_typePublication of DMAC 12 Rev. 2 – Safe diving distance from seismic surveying operations

The latest revision of DMAC 12 – Safe Diving Distance from Seismic Surveying Operations – has been published by the independent Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC) and can be freely downloaded from dmac-diving.org/guidance. DMAC 12 has been updated to take into account recent incidents which demonstrate that significant adverse effects may be experienced by divers … Continue reading “Publication of DMAC 12 Rev. 2 – Safe diving distance from seismic surveying operations”

$post_typeIntroduction of IMCA diving supervisor continuing professional development (CPD)

As part of our mission to improve performance in the marine contracting industry IMCA continuously evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of how we work and what we do.  As part of that we also review the way we manage our diving supervisor training and certification process. For example, as recently advised, the examination system for … Continue reading “Introduction of IMCA diving supervisor continuing professional development (CPD)”

$post_typeDistance learning techniques are not accepted by IMCA for the delivery of any diving division IMCA-approved training courses

1 Background This information note has been issued as it has been brought to IMCA’s attention that IMCA Trainee Air Diving Supervisor (TADS) courses are being offered through a distance learning package, and some certificates indicating satisfactory TADS course completions have been issued to persons who have not attended and passed complete face-to-face classroom-taught TADS … Continue reading “Distance learning techniques are not accepted by IMCA for the delivery of any diving division IMCA-approved training courses”

$post_typeUpdate on the project to revise the IMCA bell diving supervisor examination

IMCA would like to advise its members that as part of ongoing improvements to the IMCA examination system, the project to revise the IMCA Bell Diving Supervisor (BDS) examination is almost complete.  The revised examination will consist of four sections: Physics; Physiology; Chamber Practices; Bell Diving Operations. The BDS exam is based around the content … Continue reading “Update on the project to revise the IMCA bell diving supervisor examination”

$post_typeRecent rise in forged ADAS diver training certificates

IMCA currently recognises the certificates listed in IMCA D 01/18 Diver and Diving Supervisor Certification for offshore diving under the IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving (IMCA D 014).  The IMCA D 01/18 list includes certain certificates issued by the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS). IMCA has been advised by ADAS of a … Continue reading “Recent rise in forged ADAS diver training certificates”