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standards Commercial Diver Training Excerpts from the Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations MANY PROFESSIONALS WERE FIRST MOTIVATED to pursue careers in the subsea industry by becoming certified as recreational SCUBA divers. Though, make no mistake: commercial diving is not recreational SCUBA diving. This is a lesson that most professional divers learned in the initial search for information on launching a career underwater. There is an extensive amount of training and experience that is required to become an ADCI certified diver. In this article, we look at some excerpts of the training requirements outlined in Section 2 of the ADCI Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations (Sixth Edition). All personnel entering the profession of commercial diving must be a high school graduate or equivalent. The entry-level minimum skill designation on the diving crew is a tender/diver. The entry-level tender/diver satisfies the minimum entry-level qualifications of diving proficiency, technical proficiency and experience by successfully completing a formal course of study. A formal course of study for a tender/diver shall be completed at any accredited school, military school or equivalent whose curriculum, at a minimum, conforms to ANSI/ACDE requirements. Advancement beyond the designation of tender/diver requires completion of actual participation in commercial diving operations and demonstrated proficiency during working dives. Field experience is defined as those days spent (offshore, inland lakes, harbors, rivers, etc.) participating as a crew member in diving operations at the level of competency determined by prior training and demonstrated proficiency. Diving proficiency establishes the required minimum number of open-water working dives required to obtain various designations. All dives must be performed during a 24-month period immediately prior to issuance of the designation. Work must be performed during each dive with proper supervision. All dives must have a minimum of 20 minutes bottom time. A number of shorter-duration dives may be combined to equal one dive of the required 20-minute bottom time. Advancement to higher designations requires completion of training and experience for all lower designations. Entry-level tender/divers are expected to achieve the minimum qualifications of commercial diver training of at least 625 documented hours of formal instruction in subjects set forth in the ANSI Standard.2. ADCI certified divers and personnel engaging in underwater operations are required to possess the necessary qualifications for the job assignment. Technical training, field experience and demonstrated proficiency are the primary elements designating skill levels. Personnel assigned to specific diving and underwater activities must have knowledge and skills gained through a combination of formal training and/or experience in diving procedures and techniques, emergency procedures, physiology and physics (as related to diving), BRAZIL SOUTH KOREA DIVERS UNIVERSITY ESPORTE AQUATICO LTDA Rafael De Nicola Av. Conselheiro Nebias, 536-Encruzilhada SP Brazil 55 13 3223-6967 F: 55 13 3223 6967 rafaeldenicola@diversuniversity.com.br www.diversuniversity.com.br GANGNEUNG CAMPUS OF KOREA POLYTECHNIC III MIN Byung Guk 779 Noamdong Gangwon do South Korea +82 33 610 6112 F: +82 33 610 6119 belltan33@haver.com www.gangneung.kopo.cr.kr CANADA ADCI Member Schools COMMERCIAL DIVING ACADEMY David H. Weisman 8137 N. Main St. FL 888- 974-2232/ 904-766-7736 F: 904-766-7764 dweisman@ commercialdivingacademy.com www.commercialdivingacademy.com HOLLAND COLLEGE MARINE TRAINING CENTER Steven White 100 Water St. PE Canada 902-888-6485 F: 902-888-6404 stwhite@hollandc.pe.ca www.hollandcollege.com 30 UnderWater SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COMMERCIAL DIVING SCHOOL, INC. Bobby Balmaceda 5030 Old Kings Road, Two Mesco Plaza FL 904-353-1777 F: 904-353-5500 qsr@mesco-offshore.com www.mesco-offshore.com DIVERS ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL Tamara Brown Lakeside Business Park, 1500 Liberty Place NJ 856-404-6100 F: 856-404-6104 tamara@diversacademy.com www.diversacademy.com http://www.mesco-offshore.com http://www.gangneung.kopo.cr.kr http://www.diversuniversity.com.br http://www.diversacademy.com http://www.commercialdivingacademy.com http://www.hollandcollege.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Underwater Magazine -September/October 2013

Board of Directors
President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
Jascon 4 Rescue
Croc Country
Saturation Diving and Microbes
Commercial Diver Training Requirements
Emergency Repair at Sewerage Plant
California High Schools Prevail in International Student Underwater Robotics Competition
Revolutionary PileJax™
Safety and Efficiency through Automation
Diver Gas Management in the Bell
Unique System LLC (USA) Completes the Upgrade to the Ranger Offshore, Inc. HOSS-1, 6-Man SAT System
New Gear
Underwater Intervention 2014
New ADCI Members
Index to Advertisers
2014 ADCI Scholarship Fund Raffle

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