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Diving Program


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Diver injecting a crown-of-thorns sea star with ox bile.
April 21, 2014
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NOAA Diving Center (NDC) diver Zach Hileman injecting a crown-of-thorns sea star with ox bile in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS), 2014. NOAA divers were responding to an overabundant population of crown-of-thorns sea stars that posed a threat to hard corals in the area.

Rescue Training at NDC
September 23, 2015
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NOAA Diving Center (NDC) instructor Zach Hileman (right) prepares students to practice rescue procedures. Behind them is the NDC Training Tank.

NOAA Reciprocity Diver collecting photos
October 23, 2015
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A NOAA Reciprocity Diver from the University of Miami collects photos to be compiled into a photo mosaic of a reef near the Florida Keys. 

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This Annual Report includes information on activities by all of NOAA's Diving Units and an assessment of the state of diving at NOAA for calendar year 2014.

Types of NOAA Dives in 2014
January 1, 2015
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A majority of NOAA dives in 2014 were scientific in nature.

NOAA Diver with pinto abalone
October 1, 2015
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NOAA Diver Melissa Nauman inspecting two time lapse cameras. A pinto abalone can be seen in front of her.

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The NOAA Diving Program's maximum oxygen partial pressure (PO2) level is 1.4 ATA for no-decompression dives.

There are 13 tables included in this document, one for each percentage between 28 and 40%. These tables include PO2 levels for...

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This chart is the no-decompression table used by NOAA Divers for multiple air dives. 

NOAA Divers during a Safety Stop near Swains Island, American Samoa
February 19, 2015
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NOAA Divers from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on a safety stop near Swains Island in American Samoa during a Rapid Assessment and Monitoring Program mission.

NOAA Diving Program flow chart
October 22, 2015
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Governance for the NOAA Diving Program resides in the NOAA Diving Control and Safety Board (NDCSB). 

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