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July 12, 2017
UH students with instructors on the way to an archaeological dive

Students from the University of Hawai'i (UH) received hands-on training for the the UH Marine Archaeology Surveying Techniques course. 

July 11, 2017
Diving Safety Recall text and NOAA logo

Suunto announced a recall of its wireless tank pressure transmitters and tank PODs.

July 5, 2017
Two dolphins swim in front of a diver.

NOAA recently completed a two-week sampling mission from June 12-23, 2017 in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

June 29, 2017
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In this issue: NDSSM, shore dive recalls?, Field Trainers, Tethered coms, new UDS, back-mounted BCD, ace your DUSA, hyperbaric chambers at NDC, next NDCSB meeting, T-Shirt contest, submit questions.

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.

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