$post_typeIMCA announces successful launch of diving supervisor CPD scheme and app

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to announce the successful launch of a continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and App for diving supervisors. The aim of the CPD scheme is to keep supervisors up to date with the latest information and recent changes in guidance from IMCA. Registration is free for 2020. The … Continue reading “IMCA announces successful launch of diving supervisor CPD scheme and app”

$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_typeRenewal of diver medic certification during the COVID-19 pandemic

IMCA recognises diver medic training courses provided by a number of establishments (listed at https://www.imca-int.com/diver-medic-courses) which have been audited in accordance with guidance note IMCA Scheme for Recognition of Diver Medic Training – Guidance for training establishments (IMCA D 020). These establishments issue IMCA recognised Diver Medic Technician (DMT) certificates which are normally valid for … Continue reading “Renewal of diver medic certification during the COVID-19 pandemic”

$post_typeRecognition of doctors to perform medical examination of divers – Asia-Pacific region

1. This note is issued jointly by the following diving contractors: • Boskalis Offshore • Cal Dive International • DOF ASA • Master Tech Diving Services Pte Ltd • McDermott International Inc • Mermaid Subsea Services (Thailand) Ltd • Ocean Works Asia, Inc. • PT Lancar Rejeki Berkat Jaya • SapuraKencana Subsea Services Sdn Bhd … Continue reading “Recognition of doctors to perform medical examination of divers – Asia-Pacific region”

$post_typeMedical examination of divers – Middle East & India

Information note IMCA D 20/01, issued in July 2001 (revised January 2020), advised members of the requirements for doctors who undertake annual medical examination of divers, in light of the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) withdrawal of recognition of doctors operating outside the UK. Subsequently, twelve members in the Middle East & India region … Continue reading “Medical examination of divers – Middle East & India”

$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”