General

Saturation diving

Responding to the challenges posed by the offshore petroleum industry’s move into ever-deeper waters, commercial diving contractors have kept pace with the demands placed on them by introducing technologies more appropriate to working at such depths. While traditional surface-based diving… Read More ›

One hundred fathoms down

(An interview with George Wookey) The histories of deep, mixed gas diving consistently overlook the achievement of Royal Navy Diver, George Wookey. In 1956 he descended to 600 feet [183msw] wearing standard flexible dress. A record depth for a ‘hard-hat… Read More ›

Because it’s there!

An activity previously considered to be beyond the scope and purpose of recreational diving, technical diving has now come in from the cold to play a leading role in the development of programmes and practices that have opened up a… Read More ›