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Commercial Diving Orientation

Course Description

Introduction to commercial diving and diving science, the various types of commercial diving, the diver’s role in the industry, and safety policies principles and procedures related to safe diving operations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the role of a Commercial diver in the commercial diving industry both inland and offshore.
  • Explain the various modes of diving: Surface Supply, SCUBA, Air Diving, Mixed Gas Diving, Bell Diving, and Saturation Diving.
  • Explain the regulations that control commercial diving: Coast Guard (USCG), Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA and Cal OSHA), Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and their application.
  • Describe safety requirements and regulations.
  • Define the types of fires and methods used to fight fires on offshore rigs and vessels.
  • Describe the procedures for working on vessels and offshore.
  • Explain the problems caused by use of drugs (prescribed and illegal) and alcohol by divers.
  • Identify, and describe the function of components of surface supplied diving helmets, umbilicals, and air systems utilized by the diving industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make a surface supply air dive and tend a diver using line pull signals.

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