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$post_typeIMCA air diving supervisor examination – recommended study material

IMCA is frequently asked for a study guide to help candidates preparing to sit the IMCA Air Diving Supervisor certification examination. As part of the recent revision of the IMCA exam system, all IMCA Supervisor and LST exams are now generated from a question bank, ensuring that no two exams are the same.  In addition, … Continue reading “IMCA air diving supervisor examination – recommended study material”

$post_typeIMCA life support technician examination – recommended study material

IMCA is frequently asked for a study guide to help Assistant Life Support Technicians (ALST) candidates prepare for the IMCA Life Support Technician (LST) certification examination. As part of the recent revision of the IMCA exam system, all IMCA Supervisor and LST exams are now generated from a question bank, ensuring that no two exams … Continue reading “IMCA life support technician examination – recommended study material”

$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”