as of 02/13/14
as of 03/07/14
& Viking price lists.
All current production DESCO helmets
Commercial and Pool Cleaning Masks
Light Duty Diving Outfit
DESCO Two Diver Telephone and available communications options
Third party dry suits
sold by DESCO
Composite Beat Engel Demand Helmet
Product warnings and
General Diving Equipment
What gear it takes to dive.
What goes into making a diving helmet
Real or Replica?
Features of the various helmet models
How DESCO started
Those who built DESCO
General product history. Catalogs, significant orders, etc.
DESCO A, B, C Rebreathers Recirculating Helmets
SCUBA Lungs, Water Skis, and Miscellaneous Water Sports Products
Magazine or News
articles related to diving.
Links to online diving videos.
DESCO company photos
and photos from our archives
Commercial Diving Photos supplied by customers
Classic equipment &
hobby diving photos
Photos of helmets from
Photos of equipment in museums
Photos from some of
our repair projects
DESCO Historical Item Collection
Miscellaneous Photos, Old diver and/or equipment photos
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)
U.S. Coast Guard Diving
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Contract Diving Operations
U.S. Navy Diving Manual
Guidance for Diving in Contaminated Water rev 1 (January 18, 2008)
International Commercial Diving Regulations
HSE - Great Britain
Diving at work regulations 1997
South African Dept. of Labour - OHS
Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993) Diving Regulations, 2001
Goal-setting Principles for Harmonised Diving Standards in Europe.
EUROPEAN DIVING TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE November 1997
Other Regulations and Standards
Association of Diving Contractors International
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.