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This document represents the standards and procedures for a Diving Unit Safety Assessment (DUSA) inspection under the auspices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As diving progresses so shall the standards contained in...

October 20, 2015
Type: Media: Video


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Hi, my name is Bill Gordon. I am the Instructor Trainer at the NOAA Diving Center in Seattle, Washington.


NOAA Reciprocity Diver measuring a red abalone
June 24, 2014
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A NOAA Reciprocity Diver (AAUS) measures a red abalone during a survey off Point Loma, CA.

A NOAA Diving Center instructor films a diver performing check out skills
August 25, 2015
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NOAA Diving Center (NDC) instructor Bill Gordon films his colleague, Katie Mahaffey, as she surfaces during a demonstration of check out skills. 

Diving students practice their rescue skills from a small boat.
September 25, 2014
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NOAA  Diver students practice their rescue skills from a small boat. 

Medical Research Team on board the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai
September 21, 2015
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The NOAA Diving Program partnered with Dr. Neal Pollock (center) to gather data on bubble formation in the hearts of divers conducting deep mixed gas dives on board the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai during a September 2015 expedition. Working with him on this project were: Leah Potts (left) and Dr. Denise Blake (right). 

Type: Media: Document

What: This form is to be used to report the results of a self-inspection of five areas of the Diving Unit - Administration, Training, Diving Equipment & Storage, Breathing Gas Compressors & System Components, and Support...

NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division team aboard the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai
February 19, 2015
Type: Media: Image

NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) team members pose for a photo before a diving safety meeting aboard the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai, near Johnston Atoll. 

Type: Media: Document

In this Manual, Unit Diving Supervisors will find guidance on the types of tasks that they are expected to perform, and includes copies of required forms with instructions and a list of reports with submission deadlines.  

Medical Research Team on board the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai
September 30, 2015
Type: Media: Article

Study will help inform decisions on how to plan and conduct decompression diving.

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