Frequently Asked Question
The Reserve Air Supply System (RASS) is worn by NOAA Divers on their right side, as shown in the illustration below.
If a NOAA Diver wishes to use the RASS in a different configuration, a waiver request must be submitted through the diver's Unit Diving Supervisor to the Line or Staff Office Diving Officer.
- RASS cylinder valves are never to have a cap. The cap and string may interfere with opening the valve and/or removing the second stage from the bag.
- Don’t forget to remove RASS cylinders from the pouch to minimize cylinder oxidation. The bottom of the cylinders are especially prone to damage.
The Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO), through its Safety and Environmental Compliance Division (SECD), provides regulatory oversight and is responsible for coordinating and monitoring charter vessel activities...
This page is a repository for all NOAA diving forms.
Each of the form links below will take you to a page with basic instructions and a downloadable form. All forms are provided as pdf documents and should be downloaded...
A NOAA Diver using a closed circuit rebreather (CCR) recently experienced a persistent creep in their PO2 while diving and, after trying a diluent flush, decided to bail out to open circuit as a precaution and end...
January 5, 2016 to January 8, 2016
This course is designed for those with a minimum of 3-5 years practical experience with marine electrics. Students should have an understanding of basic electrical theory. Topics include AC power from shore and generators,...
Safety is the number one priority of all dives at NOAA.
The NOAA Diving Program has well established policies and procedures to ensure divers conduct underwater operations safely. Safe diving encompasses a process that...