You Can Scuba Dive For Diamonds But…

Wynand Hendrikse is a diamond diver. For 20 years, he’s spent his days sailing off the western coast of South Africa, exploring a private offshore concession an hour south of the Namibia border. His office is on a boat, and his uniform is a wetsuit and fins; his mission is to scan the shallow sea floor for precious minerals. Almost every day he spends on the … [Read more...]

Another Video to Get You Pumped About Commercial Diving

Here’s another video shared by South Africa’s Subtech Group to get you pumped about commercial diving. This video was shot during an inspection dive offshore Malaysia. For a great previously posted diving video, check out this one for a rare glimpse at saturation diving like you've probably never seen. … [Read more...]

Miracle at Sea: Sailor Survives After Spending 2 Days Inside Sunken Ship

As reported earlier this week, tragedy struck offshore Escravos, Nigeria on Sunday 26 May when the anchor handling tug Jacson 4 sank in heavy weather.  Divers recovered 10 bodies from the sunken ship and 1 is still missing. Miraculously however, the ship's cook, Mr. Okene Harrison, was found alive after spending roughly two days inside the sunken vessel at a depth of 30 … [Read more...]

A Saturation Diver’s Lifeline to Shore – Helix ESG Tests Self-Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat

In a safety first for Aberdeen based diving contractors, Helix Well Ops UK successfully completed a dress-rehearsal of a saturation diver evacuation using a specialized self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboat. Hyperbaric lifeboats have been required safety equipment on board North Sea vessels for years but Well Ops UK became the first contractor in the region to drop the … [Read more...]