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Students with snorkels swimming in Lake Washington
September 23, 2015
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Students maintain physical fitness by swimming in Lake Washington during a NOAA Diver class using their mask, snorkel and fins. 

A group of divers map the remains of a sunken amphibious vessel.
July 2, 2013
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Divers taking the Maritime Archaeology Surveys Techniques course taught by NOAA Diver Hans Van Tilburg and instructors from the University of Hawai'i's Marine Option Program, map a sunken World War II era amphibious vessel near Oahu. 

Drawing of NOAA wetsuit configuration with Reserve Air Supply System
July 14, 2011
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Appendix 7-1 drawing from the July 14, 2011 NOAA Working Diving Standards and Safety Manual (NWDSSM) illustrating a NOAA diver wetsuit configuration. Mask: eyes. Snorkel: left side of head. Regulator: mouth, hose over right shoulder. Buoyancy Compensator Device (BCD) inflator hose: left shoulder. Inline alternate air source: left shoulder. BCD: right side. Reserve Air Supply System (RASS): right side. Whistle: left shoulder. Weight belt: waist, right hand release. Gauge console: under left arm. Fins: carried in hand. Knife: right ankle.

Two divers inside the NOAA diving training tank
October 9, 2015
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A student in the Physicians Training in Diving Medicine course (left) gets an opportunity to experience surface supplied diving inside the NOAA Diving Center (NDC) training tank. Former NDC Manager Mark Pickett (right) ensures students are safe at the bottom. 

Physicians operate a hyperbaric chamber while instructors observe them.
October 14, 2015
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A group of students in the Physicians Training in Diving Medicine course learn to operate the 80-inch hyperbaric chamber at the NOAA Diving Center (NDC) while NDC instructors Bill Gordon (farthest back) and Nick Jeremiah (left) observe. 

A NOAA Diving Center instructor demonstrates how to operate a hyperbaric chamber
November 17, 2015
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NOAA Diving Center instructor Zach Hileman demonstrates how to use the hyperbaric chamber on the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai to students taking a Diver Medical Technician (DMT) course.

NOAA Diver surrounded by fish with video camera and lamp
October 7, 2010
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A NOAA technical diver with video recording equipment.

Instructor and students by the pool during a NOAA Diver class
September 9, 2015
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NOAA Diving Center (NDC) instructor Nick Jeremiah (center) demonstrates how to attach a scuba cylinder to a Buoyancy Compensator Device (BCD) during the first days of the NOAA Diver course, module 1. 

NOAA Divers wearing dry suits after a working dive in Alaska
July 10, 2015
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NOAA Unit Diving Supervisor Bob Stone (second from left) is flanked by NOAA Divers Tommy Abbas, Brad Weinlaeder and Zach Hileman after completing a working dive in Little Port Arthur, Alaska. 

Pick up truck full of closed circuit rebreather bottles.
June 18, 2014
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Bottles used for a hypoxic diluent class for closed circuit rebreathers (CCR) at the NOAA Inouye Regional Center in Honolulu, HI.

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