Diving Briefing

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$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”

$post_typeADCI “International Endorsement” Diver Training Certificates – Clarification on IMCA Recognition

IMCA members should note the contents of the Association of Diving Contractor International (ADCI) Advisory Notice entitled, “ADCI Surface-Supplied Diver Certifications (International Endorsement – IMCA Recognized).”  The Notice is available here.  For convenience, a copy is also attached. The ADCI Notice makes it clear that: IMCA only recognises ADCI surface supplied diver certificates bearing the … Continue reading “ADCI “International Endorsement” Diver Training Certificates – Clarification on IMCA Recognition”

$post_typeUSCG updates marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds

On 18 April 2018 the United States Coast Guard (USCG) amended the monetary property damage threshold amounts for reporting a marine casualty and for reporting a type of marine casualty called a “serious marine incident.”  The original regulations that set these dollar threshold amounts were written in the 1980s and had not been updated since … Continue reading “USCG updates marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds”