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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…

New ADAS School

ADAS is excited to announce that Alfred Health’s Hyperbaric Medicine department is the latest training facility to become an ADAS Accredited Training Establishment (ATE). The Hyperbaric Medicine department located at The Alfred in Melbourne Australia, is world-renowned as a leader…

Safety

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…

New ADAS Training Courses

Two new ADAS training courses have recently been published and are ready for students! After a lot of consultation and development with ADAS trainers, the ADAS First Aid and Nitrox diver training and assessment courses are now available.  The courses…

Increase in Forgeries

Forgeries of official certificates and licences has increased in the last year, ADAS takes this very seriously and has processes in place to ensure all submissions are genuine. Unfortunately, forgery of documentation has been a long-standing issue for ADAS and…

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…

New ADAS School

The latest ADAS school has officially opened its doors.  Located in New Zealand, the Omne Marine Training Centre (OMTC) provides access to a wide range of ADAS courses. Taking the place of Subsea Training Centre which closed in July this…

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…

Safety

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 –…

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