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As with everything, the bottom line in any joining ANY organization is - why join? (which translates more into "What’s in it for me?" )
As CADC grows across Canada we need to look closely at our role in the industry to insure that we have a distinct advantage over non-member companies. It is not enough to better the safety of the industry, we must also improve the credibility and expertise of member companies products and services.
But, as a potential member, if CADC is out there working for the industry as a whole, then why join?

The Director of Diving Safety (Canada) has provided us with a list of hyperbaric chambers that are available for treatment. The list is current as of 2004 and is by no means complete. However, it is a start and may be updated in future postings.

A recent video clip on YouTube shows a near fatal incident when a sudden leak develops during a bell run. A cold reminder that the industry has its "moments.". Quick thinking by the crew and the supervisor prevents a tragedy. See inside for Video Clip.

 


When is it \"too cold to dive\"? The real answer is that it probably is never too cold to dive! But what about your tender? What about your equipment? Find out what not to do - and why it isn\'t a good idea to lick a K-cylinder at -30C!

An American adventurer died suddenly Sunday while diving in a flooded iron ore mine near St. John's.

Joe Steffen, 51, a resident of Ohio, was a member of an international dive team that had come to explore the flooded mine on Bell Island in Conception Bay.


“The industry is extremely busy and expected to remain so for a number of years,” said Hugh Williams, Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).


Connors Diving Services is pleased to announce the completion of internal repairs to a major effluent pipeline in Nova Scotia. The project was a multi-company collaboration between the Owners, Connors Diving Services and Miller Pipeline Corp.

More than 900 striking North Sea divers and support staff voted to accept a 44.7 percent pay increase over two years from employers  ending a ten-day strike. The RMT union said 84 percent had voted to accept the pay deal.


CSA to review breathing standards.

During the recent CSA diving standards meetings, a presentation by Dr. Moudley indicated that the CSA should review the standard for breathing gases. After a very impressive and informative presentation, committee members voted to look into revising the breathing standard.

LONDON (AP) _ More than 900 North Sea divers who take care of offshore oil and natural gas platforms went on strike indefinitely Wednesday after rejecting a 37 per cent pay rise over three years.

The divers are instead demanding a 50 per cent rise, claiming their earnings have slipped over the past two decades as oil and gas companies rake in ballooning profit. Read more inside.

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