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July 19, 2016

A recent incident involved two divers that had surfaced from a dive, remaining afloat on the surface and undetected by topside support for 55 minutes. 

Two divers inside a large aquarium exhibit
June 30, 2016

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!

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

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

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

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).

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

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.

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

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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