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Aerial view of a diving tank
September 29, 2017
Type: Media: Article

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary hosted the annual American Academy of Underwater Sciences symposium from September 12 to 16, 2017.

September 26, 2017
Type: Media: Article

DAN has reported potential safety problems with new flexible braided hoses that are sometimes used with regulators. 

Regulator dust cap
September 26, 2017
Type: Media: Article

It seems like a small thing, but dust caps are actually a necessary safety device.

Regulator dust cap
September 26, 2017
Type: Media: Image

Dust cap on a SCUBA regulator.

Topside Newsletter Title Header
August 29, 2017
Type: Media: Article

In this issue: Dr. J. Morgan Wells, SBP Summit, Safety Meeting, Changes to NDSSM, NDP Annual Report, Alpha Flags, Field Trainers, Regulator Maintenance, Next NDCSB Meeting, Stories from the Field. 

diving regulator parts
July 27, 2017
Type: Media: Image

Regulator parts in the equipment shop of the NOAA Diving Center.

divers observe a large school of fish swimming over a shipwreck
July 12, 2017
Type: Media: Image

Monitor National Marine Sanctuary's archaeologist, Will Sassorossi and NOAA Ship Nancy Foster’s navigation officer, ENS Sara Thompson, explore the shipwreck of the Schurz.

Two people in a small boat help a diver bring up a towboard
June 12, 2017
Type: Media: Image

NOAA Divers conduct diving operations at Pagan Island, in the Mariana Islands archipelago during this year’s RAMP: Joao Garriques pulls in diver Rhonda Suka after a towboard survey while Kaylyn McCoy remains behind the helm.

August 24, 2017
Type: Media: Document

Decision memorandum on changes to NOAA Diving Standards and Safety Manual subsequent to 05 April 2017.

The head of a spotted moray
August 16, 2017
Type: Media: Article

NOAA divers and their reciprocity partners recently completed another research mission in the U.S. Virgin Islands in support of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program.

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