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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Scuba cylinders stored on a rack
November 22, 2016

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

November 7, 2016

An experienced NOAA Diver describes the events that led to his recent out of air incident and discusses ways to prevent another incident. 

Diving Safety Recall
October 27, 2016

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.

A NOAA Diver collects coral samples underwater
August 23, 2016

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

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

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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