Between May 12 - 15, 2008, RC Goodwin & Associates, Inc. was trained in a series of surface supplied air courses as part of their safety requirements and their job requirements.
The successful candidates received training in the following courses:
surface supplied tender
surface supplied air diver
surface supplied operator
Surface supplied diving equipment usually includes communication capability with the surface, which adds to the efficiency of the working diver. The surface supplied diver is less likely to have "out-of-air" emergencies because when a cylinder supplying the umbilical is exhausted it can be removed and replaced with a full one at the surface.
Surface supplied diving refers to divers using equipment supplied with breathing gas using an umbilical cord from the surface, often from a diving support vessel but possibly, indirectly via a diving chamber. In this training scenario we were land based and worked off the shore. SCUBA, which is commonly used in recreational diving, is the main alternative to surface supplied diving equipment.
Surface supplied diving equipment and techniques are mainly used in professional diving or military diving due to the increased cost and complexity of buying and operating the equipment. This type of equipment is used in saturation diving. Divers almost always wear diving helmets or full face diving masks when being supplied from the surface. Surface supplied divers also use the spherical helmet with brass and glass windows of the historical standard diving dress.
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