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It has fortunately been relatively quiet in relation to serious incidents recently.  There are two IMCA safety alerts in this issue which relate to a surface decompression near-miss and the incorrect set-up of a grinder. It has fortunately been relatively…

Coroners Court Recommendations

ADAS is aware of the Recommendations made by the Coroners Court of New South Wales to the ADAS Executive following the inquest into the 2015 death of Mark Leon Murphy. The ADAS Executive, along with the ADAS Board of Directors,…

COVID-19 Guidance

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our lives, many commercial divers are finding it challenging to determine when it is safe for them to return to diving work after contracting COVID-19. In recent months ADAS has received a number…

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Three safety events from IMCA report on a near miss involving a diver’s umbilical; COBRA system hose cross threading; and a diver who experienced air flow restrictions during a diving operation. SF 03/22 - Near miss: diver's umbilical drawn beneath…

Small Business Tax Deductions

Australian small businesses are now eligible for training related tax deductions. The Australian Government recently announced the 2022-23 budget which includes support for small businesses through both a Business Technology Boost and a Skills and Training Boost. Australian based businesses…

ADAS School Wins Excellence Award – Again!

Congratulations to the Commercial Dive Academy (CDA) for winning an Excellence in Export award for the second year running. The Excellence in Export award is a category of the 2022 Sprit Super Business Excellence awards, and showcases businesses and organisations…

Change of ADAS Board Membership

ADAS and the ADAS Board welcomes two new members and farewells one long-standing member. New Members In August, two new members were recruited to the ADAS Board of Directors: Edwin Tan and Mike Pascoe. Edwin Tan is the Managing Director…

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There are a number of safety incidents to report this newsletter, predominately from international locations but also one from Australian waters. IMCA Safety Flashes SF 20/21: Failure of dive chamber overhead door centre pin SF 21/21: COBRA bailout system –…

NSW Police Search and Rescue Award

Congratulations to members of the New South Wales Police Diving Unit, an ADAS Accredited Training Establishment (ATE), who were recently recognised in the Australian 2021 National Search and Rescue Awards. The Professional Search and Rescue Award was awarded to NSW…

ADAS Training in Brisbane, Australia

ADAS school, the Commercial Dive Academy (CDA), has recently gained approval to conduct training and assessment in Brisbane, Australia. After submitting a successful application to ADAS in order to conduct training outside of Tasmania, CDA now offers training and assessment…

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