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Diving news and announcements.

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June 15, 2017
80 inch hyperbaric chamber

The NOAA Diving Center has five functioning hyperbaric chambers on site.

May 30, 2017
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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.

April 13, 2017
A NOAA Diver holds up an invasive alga

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.

April 10, 2017
Divers wrap an archaeological artifact after recovery.

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. 

March 9, 2017
The attendees of the Rebreathers and Scientific Diving Workshop pose for a picture

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.

February 14, 2017
The Tides and Currents team from the Pacific Region

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.

November 22, 2016
Scuba cylinders stored on a rack

Is there a way to store scuba cylinders to maximize their longevity? Here are some tips from the NOAA Diving Center.

October 27, 2016
Diving Safety Recall

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.

August 23, 2016
A NOAA Diver collects coral samples underwater

At NOAA, we use different types of diving technologies to gather the data needed to learn more about our oceans. 

August 16, 2016
Divers and crew gather on the deck of NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai

NOAA Diving Medical Officer LT Gary Montgomery describes a day on the Hi'ialakai during the Hawaiian Archipelago Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (HARAMP) mission.

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