Commercial Diving Equipment


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Professional divers are required to use commercial diving equipment that satisfies the regulation for commercial diving as set forth by diving regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard. The use of commercial diving equipment is necessary owing to the nature of professional diving operations that entail danger and risks. The following are commercial diving equipment commonly used by professional divers to ensure their safety and that of operating a scuba diving exploration.

Dive Suit. The kind of dive suit that a professional scuba diver uses will depend on the length of the dive and that of the water temperature. A dry suit can keep the diver completely dry and the insulation provided for the diver relies mainly on the material of the suit and the air inside the thermal undergarment. The freezing condition of the water, however, can overwhelm the insulation provided by a dry suit. Most dry suits are made of neoprene that gives divers good insulation during the dive. For long dives on deep and cold water, commercial divers usually prefer a hot water diving suit which is flooded with warm water from a surface water heater provided by the suit to keep the diver warm and comfortable.
Umbilical. This provides the lifeline among commercial divers which connect them to their life support gears. It is made up of cables which connect to the compressor, dry suit, and head units. The cables supply breathing gas that allows the diver to breath.
Head Unit. The head unit for commercial diving is full of functional features, such as voice communication, to allow divers to talk and communicate with the other divers. The head unit is connected to the umbilical to provide air and nitrox to the diver.
Essential dive tools. One of the most important tools to take with you for both commercial and pleasure diving activity is a good quality knife. Expert divers never forget to bring one as it can save your life when you get tangled on ropes or cables while underwater. This is a handy life saving tool to take during commercial diving.


Last Updated (Wednesday, 16 February 2011 21:11)