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Safety

This safety focus relates to a few IMCA Safety Flashes in relation to a number of diving-related fatalities during 2018 and a closed bell injury; and a Kirby Morgan Alert regarding counterfeit helmets. IMCA Safety Flashes In September, IMCA issued…

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ADAS Schools

In recent months, there has been a significant amount of work being undertaken by ADAS schools Commercial Dive Academy (CDA) and Subsea Training Centre (STC) to expand their training scopes and also to undertake additional training outside of Australia. Commercial…

ADAS Board Members

This year’s ADAS Board of Directors meeting held in August saw the retirement of two long-term Board members, Dr Ian Millar and Matt Conmee; and the introduction of two new members, Shane McDonnell and Peter Sieniewicz. Retiring Members Dr Ian…

Australian Federal Police Divers in Cave Rescue

Many people will remember the horrific events in July when a junior soccer team was lost in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Thailand.  The rescue efforts stretched over 18 days with ADAS certified members of the Australian Federal…

Offshore Safety Review

The Australian Commonwealth Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) is currently undertaking a review of Occupational Health and Safety for offshore petroleum workers in Australian waters.  Part of this review included a consultation process in the form of…

Offshore Supervisor Certification Scheme

In November 2018 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) made a change to the exam resit protocol for Offshore Supervisor and Life Support Technician (LST) certification applicants.   The ADAS and IMCA processes are subject to mutual agreement therefore to maintain…

Forged Training Qualifications

Earlier this year the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) was instrumental in the investigation of forged Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications which led to an AUD $75,000 penalty being issued to the person who fabricated the qualifications. While this case…

New ADAS School

ADAS is very excited to announce the accreditation of a new ADAS training facility located in Tasmania.  Commercial Dive Academy (CDA) became operational in February 2018 and is located on the sites previously used by The Underwater Centre Tasmania (TUCT)…

Passing of an ADAS Trainer

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent loss of long-term ADAS trainer Bevin Baker who passed away suddenly at his home in Tasmania. Bevin had been actively involved in the commercial diving industry since first gaining his…

Supervisor Diploma Pathway

ADAS has developed a process which allows ADAS onshore supervisors who hold a partial Diploma of Hyperbaric Operations (Diving supervision) to gain a full Diploma by completing a program consisting of logged on-the-job experience and online learning in conjunction with…

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