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Nova Scotia Diving Company pleads guilty to two safety violations in diver’s death.

Mother of diver says company’s guilty plea will do nothing to improve safety

CBC News Posted: Sep 14, 2017 5:51 PM ATLast Updated: Sep 14, 2017 10:08 PM AT

Luke Seabrook trained to become a commercial diver in Ontario. (Seabrook family)

Safety violations laid in diver’s death at Nova Scotia . . . → Read More: Nova Scotia Diving Company pleads guilty to two safety violations in diver’s death.

Phil Nuytten receives Order of Canada for deep-sea exploration achievements.

Phil Nuytten –  a founding member of the CADC and a former past president of the association – has been recognized for his contributions to deep-sea exploration. Phil began his career as a commercial diver, but was driven to develop his own equipment through an almost intuitive ability to understand the forces at work beneath . . . → Read More: Phil Nuytten receives Order of Canada for deep-sea exploration achievements.

CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 ISSUE FOCUSES ON PROTECTING THE DIVER – AND THE CLIENT.

(CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 – DIGITAL EDITION)

“There are old divers – and there are bold divers. But there are very few old, bold divers”

Commercial diving and the supply of underwater services is a serious business. Things have come a long way from “the good ol’ days” hard hat diver to the . . . → Read More: CADC MAG SUMMER 2017 ISSUE FOCUSES ON PROTECTING THE DIVER – AND THE CLIENT.

CSA Dive Safety Committees to meet in Halifax NS June 21/22 2017

CSA Dive Standards Committee will meet in Halifax Nova Scotia in conjunction with the Canadian Standards Associations AGM (June 18-20.)

Dive Committee meetings will take place at the Halifax during the committee week from June 21 > 22 2017.

June 21 (8:30 a.m. – 10:00)                   Hyperbaric Facilities SC (Z275.1) June 21 (10:15 a.m. – 12:00 . . . → Read More: CSA Dive Safety Committees to meet in Halifax NS June 21/22 2017

Dominion Diving’s customised Cougar ROV cuts costs in Canada

CADC member Dominion Diving announces that it has reduced costs by customising its Saab Seaeye Cougar XT light work electric ROV and boosting its performance. The resulting Cougar XT custom version could handle a tooling package normally possible only on a much larger hydraulic system – and take on three demanding tasks in one hit.

Founded 50 years . . . → Read More: Dominion Diving’s customised Cougar ROV cuts costs in Canada

Jim Garrington of Shark Marine receives technical achievement award.

 Jim Garrington of Shark Marine is presented with the 2017 Technical Achievement award by DCBC Chairman Johnathon Chapple at the Canadian Underwater Conference in Ottawa last week. Under Jim’s guidance,  Shark Marine Technologies Inc. has become a major  manufacturer of underwater products that are innovative, high quality, dependable, and cost effective.  It’s products include ROVs, . . . → Read More: Jim Garrington of Shark Marine receives technical achievement award.

Canadian Underwater Conference starts in Ottawa

Attendance is up with the opening of the Canadian Underwater Conference Sunday at the Marriott Convention center in Ottawa. The show runs for  two days and showcases leading edge underwater services and speakers. 

. . . → Read More: Canadian Underwater Conference starts in Ottawa

Ontario IHSA to run Diving Supervisor Training Program March 1,2,3rd 2017 plus Basics of Supervision pre-requisite.

The “Infrastructure Health and Safety Association’ (IHSA – formerly the CSAO) has completed arrangements to offer a Diving Supervisor Training program in conjunction with Mr. Dave Geddes (DCBC certified course instructor) . The course concept of joint partnership in its presentation was proposed by the CADC during discussions with the Ontario Commercial Diving Trade Labour . . . → Read More: Ontario IHSA to run Diving Supervisor Training Program March 1,2,3rd 2017 plus Basics of Supervision pre-requisite.

CADC MAGAZINE WINTER 2016-17 now available in digital format.

Welcome to the digital edition of the 2016 -2017 Winter version of CADC Magazine.

The adage that “the only thing sure thing in life is change” rings true as I write this just into the New Year. Besides the New Year and political shifts around the world, we in the Canadian Diving industry are facing . . . → Read More: CADC MAGAZINE WINTER 2016-17 now available in digital format.

Diving Supervisors Course at Holland College Dec 12-16 2016

Holland College in Summerside PEI will be running a diving supervisors course that is DCBC accredited and meets all the CSA Competency requirements of Z274.4-12.

Detail are:

Diving Supervisors Course December 12 – 16, 2016 Location: Holland College Summerside, PEI

 Topics Include:

Elements of supervision Motivation & communication Legislation Site emergencies and accident investigation Dive . . . → Read More: Diving Supervisors Course at Holland College Dec 12-16 2016