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Diving news and announcements.

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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.

August 10, 2016
Portrait of LT Faith Knighton scuba diving

The NOAA Diving Center (NDC) welcomes new Executive Officer (XO) LT Faith Knighton. She began her tour of duty at NDC on August 1, 2016. 

June 30, 2016
Two divers inside a large aquarium exhibit

What do NOAA Divers do during their off time? NOAA Corps ENS Niki Norton and Phil Manougian, LCDR Sarah Duncan, and LT Zach Cress use their NOAA diving skills to volunteer!

June 24, 2016
A Diver photographs a school of hammerhead sharks

Meet NOAA Diver Paula Ayotte and read her enthralling account of her encounter with a school of hammerhead sharks during a recent research trip.

June 22, 2016
A NOAA Diver lays reels out a measuring tape underwater

On June 15, NOAA Divers concluded a research trip onboard the NOAA ship Hi’ialakai to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) and the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM).

June 15, 2016
A volunteer diver documents information at an underwater shipwreck site.

NOAA Divers undertake a field project with volunteer organization, Diving With a Purpose (DWP), to identify an undocumented shipwreck on Elbow Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

January 15, 2016
A laptop screen showing a heart ultrasound image

Last September, the NOAA Diving Program conducted non-invasive research on bubble formation in the hearts of NOAA Divers diving to a maximum depth of 300 ft.

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