Diving news and announcements.
The NOAA Diving Center has five functioning hyperbaric chambers on site.
In this Issue: Report from the NDCSB Annual Meeting, NDC upcoming classes, NDP T-Shirt Design Contest open to NOAA Divers (you could win one!), wanted: NOAA Diver photos and stories.
In April, the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) Dive Team and NPS divers conducted a series of survey dives to search for an invasive algae, Undaria pinnatifida.
On April 3, 2017, Robert Schwemmer, NOAA Diver and West Coast Regional Maritime Heritage Coordinator, joined NPS rangers to recover a recently discovered archaeological artifact.
The NOAA Diving Program participated in the first Rebreathers and Scientific Diving Workshop in 2015 to improve safety practices for scientific divers. A follow-up meeting will take place this summer.
NOAA Divers at the Pacific Operations Branch of the tides and Currents office took part in a dive to assist the NOAA Western Regional Center with an oil boom last Thursday.
Is there a way to store scuba cylinders to maximize their longevity? Here are some tips from the NOAA Diving Center.
Hazard: The TUSA DC Solar Link IQ1204 diving computer can malfunction and display an incorrect reading to the diver, posing a drowning and injury hazard due to decompression sickness.
At NOAA, we use different types of diving technologies to gather the data needed to learn more about our oceans.