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NOAA Diving Center instructors wearing diving dry suits and rebreathers
July 26, 2014
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Frequently Asked Question

What is the NOAA Diving Manual and where can I get it?

The NOAA Diving Manual is a comprehensive reference specifically designed for the diving professional. It was originally written for use by NOAA divers to assist them in conducting various operations and significant contributions to the manual are still provided by experienced NOAA personnel. The NOAA Diving Manual should not be confused with the NOAA Diving Standards and Safety Manuals which contain NOAA's diving regulations. 

The NOAA Diving Manual is published by Best Publishing Company and can be purchased through them or through many other commercial book retailers. 


January 21, 2016
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WEBVTT 00:00:05.000 --> 00:00:07.000[underwater exhalation] 00:00:08.600 --> 00:00:11.066[Attaching a cylinder to your BCD] 00:00:11.066 --> 00:00:17.499Anybody remember what I mentioned you need to do with the BC...
The contents of the oxygen and AED combined kit
January 20, 2016
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The NOAA combined oxygen and AED kit case
January 20, 2016
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An AED inside its case
January 20, 2016
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An AED case
January 20, 2016
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An opened oxygen kit case containing two oxygen bottles and other items
January 20, 2016
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A first aid kit case opened with contents on display
January 20, 2016
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