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DESCO MASKS

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DESCO Two Diver

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Third party dry suits

sold by DESCO

 

DEEPSEA B-2 HELMET

Composite Beat Engel

Demand Helmet

 


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SAFETY

Update 11-22-12 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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cautionary notes

 

DIVING REGULATIONS

OSHA, USCG,

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Manuals & service guides

 

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General Diving & Equipment

 Information

 

SURFACE SUPPLIED DIVING

What gear it takes to dive.

 

CONTAMINATED WATER DIVING

 

HELMET CONSTRUCTION

What goes into making

a diving helmet

 

HELMET IDENTIFICATION

Real or Replica?

 

HELMET DETAILS

Features of the various

helmet models

 


 Company

History

 

COMPANY HISTORY

How DESCO started

 

DESCO PEOPLE

Those who built DESCO

 

DESCO PRODUCT HISTORY

General product history. Catalogs, significant orders, etc.

 

OLD EQUIPMENT

Discontinued DESCO Products

 

MIXED GAS & REBREATHERS

DESCO A, B, C Rebreathers Recirculating Helmets 

 

DESCO SPORTING GOODS

SCUBA Lungs, Water Skis, and Miscellaneous Water Sports Products

 


Galleries

 

MEDIA

Magazine or News

articles related to diving.

Links to online diving videos.

 

GALLERY 1

DESCO company photos

and photos from our archives

 

GALLERY 2

Commercial Diving Photos supplied by customers

 

GALLERY 3

Classic equipment &

hobby diving photos

 

GALLERY 4

Photos of helmets from

other manufacturers

 

GALLERY 5

Photos of equipment

 in museums

 

GALLERY 6

Photos from some of

our repair projects

 

GALLERY 7

DESCO Historical Item Collection

 

GALLERY 8

Miscellaneous Photos,

Old diver and/or equipment photos

 

 

 

Commercial Diving Regulations


U.S. Diving Regulations

 

Commercial diving operations come under the jurisdiction of several U S Government agencies. Below are links to online publications of the regulations.


 

U.S. Department of Labor 

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

 

Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR)

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owasrch.search_form?p_doc_type=STANDARDS&p_toc_level=0

 

 

U.S. Coast Guard Diving Regulations
 

Title 46 CFR Part 197 Subpart B

http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_98/46cfr197_98.html

 

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

Contract Diving Operations

http://www.usace.army.mil/publications/eng-manuals/em385-1-1/c-30.pdf

 

 

U.S. Navy

 

U.S. Navy Diving Manual

http://www.supsalv.org/manuals/diveman5/divManual5.htm

 

Guidance for Diving in Contaminated Water rev 1 (January 18, 2008)

http://www.supsalv.org/pdf/CONTAMINATED%20WATER%20MANUAL%20Rev%201.pdf

 

 


International Commercial Diving Regulations


 

HSE - Great Britain

Diving at work regulations 1997

http://www.hse.gov.uk/diving/part.htm

 

 

South African Dept. of Labour - OHS

Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993) Diving Regulations, 2001

http://www.labour.gov.za/download/8278/Regulation - 10 - OHS - Diving Regulations.pdf

 

 

Goal-setting Principles for Harmonised Diving Standards in Europe.

EUROPEAN DIVING TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE  November 1997

http://www.edtc.org/goal.htm

 

 


Other Regulations and Standards


 

Association of Diving Contractors International

Consensus Standards

http://www.adc-int.org/cons.htm

 


 

STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES  FOR RECREATIONAL STANDARD DRESS DIVING

 

This is a course guide for recreational diving of standard diving gear. A training/certification program was developed and is offered in Australia through HDS SEAP and IANTD, and is approved by NAUI. Written by Mark Ryan and Stephan Taylor.

 

http://www.southernoceanexploration.com/images/IANTD_2011_Recreational_Standard_Dress.pdf

 

 


 

 

 

 

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